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State-title run ends for Montague girls golf team; Wildcats sending two to finals, one via playoff

Montague was seeking fourth-straight state finals appearance as a team and third title in a row.

RAVENNA — Montague’s girls golf team was aiming for a fourth-consecutive state finals appearance and third-straight Division 4 state championship, but the Wildcats fell short in a tough regional Tuesday at Moss Ridge Golf Club.

Montague finished in fourth, one spot out of state finals qualification, with a team score of 385. Kalamazoo Christian rolled to the team regional title at 337, followed by Kalamazoo Hackett Prep at 370 and Grandville Calvin Christian at 376.

The top three teams and top three individuals not part of qualifying squads advance to next weekend’s state finals at The Meadows on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

Montague junior Mackenzie Goudreau and senior Natalie Kellogg qualified for the state finals individually. Goudreau shot a 6-over 78 to finish third overall, while Kellogg carded a 92 and punched her ticket to the state finals by surviving a three-person, one-hole playoff in which two would advance to next weekend’s finals.

On the playoff hole, Kellogg’s double-bogey was enough to get her through. Afterwards, it was an emotional scene for Kellogg, father Mike Kellogg and her Wildcats team.

Calvin Christian senior Andrea Diemer earned medalist honors with a 76, followed by Kalamazoo Christian senior Kylie Gernaat with a 77.

Watch the video at the top of this story and check out the photos below.

CLICK HERE for complete results from the Division 4 regional at Moss Ridge.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark


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