Girls varsity golf places third at historic State Tournament, best finish in school history


The girls varsity golf team finished its season this past Saturday with a historic outing at the State Tournament. The team achieved a third-place finish in its final event of the year, and after two 18-hole rounds, the cumulative team score was an exceptional 711. The two teams at the top of the leaderboard were FHN, who finished with a 648, and South Lyon, who finished at 674. The girls shot a 357 on the first day of the tournament, and they improved their score on the next day, ending with a score of 354. This tournament marked the best finish in the tournament in team history.

Leading the individual scoring for the Rangers were seniors Ally Ringler and Mandy Ehrlich. Both Ally and Mandy came out firing on the first day, finishing with scores of 83 and 82, respectively. Ally ended with a score of 167 at the conclusion of the tournament; Mandy finished with a 173. The third-lowest overall score from the team came from junior Maddie Knoor, who shot a 95 and 89 en route to her phenomenal score of 184. The other two golfers who propelled the Rangers to third place were juniors Ava Metaj and Taylor Baumgardner. Ava concluded with a score of 188, while Taylor finished with a 191.

This extraordinary performance was the epitome of the team this year. Not wavering even once below second place throughout the entirety of the regular season, the girls stormed through the postseason. Wrapping up the season, the team finished with one of the best performances in the history of Ranger girls golf as this team has imprinted its legacy in school history.