Chippewa Hills Girls Golf Having Historic Season

REMUS — The Chippewa Hills girls golf team advanced to their first state finals last season, and this year, the Warriors accomplished another first: a regional title.

Chippewa Hills came in first place of their Division 4 regional by seven strokes.

“We’ve been working really hard to get where we are so it’s paid off,” Chippewa Hills junior Kerstin Stadtfeld said.

Stadtfeld finished in 11th place individually, recording a 102. Hanna Herman and Ryleigh Allen led the Warriors by recording a 91 and 95, respectively. Both scores placed in the top four among individual golfers.

“It’s very rewarding you know, when you have kids that care, you couldn’t ask for a better group of girls,” head coach Lenny Starck said. “It’s been very enjoyable. You know, we’ve never done anything like this, so everything is new and it’s fun. I’m not ready to be done, so we’d like to keep going.”

Chippewa Hills features a young and talented squad that looks to make some noise at the state finals this year, which will have a different format due to COVID-19. This year’s finals will only have a 1-day, 18-hole tournament. Teams typically compete in a 2-day tournament.

“I’m hoping we all show up to play and do well at states too,” Stadtfeld said. “The good thing with our team is that we work together, so when someone does bad, usually the other people play their best so we work out and work together really well.”

“We got to keep a good attitude, have fun with it, stay focused and don’t let a bad shot get to you,” Allen said.

The Warriors will compete in the Div. 4 state finals on Saturday at Michigan State University.

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