October 10, 2013The Grosse Pointe North girls' golf team knew it would be a battle with Macomb Dakota in last week's Macomb Area Conference White Division Tournament at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
The teams split the dual matches during the regular season and they finished first and second in the standings with North taking first at 7-1 and Dakota second at 6-2.
When the dust settled, both North and Dakota finished tied for the lead with a 382.
Unforunately, the Norsemen settled for second when Dakota won the tie-breaker as Payton Trivett had a lower score than North's next-best golfer.
For head coach Brian Stackpoole and North, Jordyn Parent led the way with a 90 and Madison Vens was next with a 94. Other Norsemen in the score book were Liz Gallagher and Olivia Benoit, shooting a 97 and 101, respectively. Leesie Paglino and Caelin Micks also played well, according to Stackpoole.
Parent, Vens and Gallagher earned All-League recognition.
With the regular season and league tournament behind it, North focused on a Division 2 regional tournament which was played Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Heather Highlands.
Playing against the Norsemen were Auburn Hills Avondale, Berkley, Beverly Hills Groves, Birmingham Seaholm, Bloomfield Hills Marian, Fenton, Holly, Ortonville-Brandon, Pontiac, Port Huron, Royal Oak and St. Clair Shores Lakeview.
The Division 2 state finals are set for Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19.