by Calli Newberry
The Port Huron Northern girls golf team extended its undefeated streak to 4-0 on the Huskies’ home course Thursday afternoon. The team hosted two Macomb Area Conference-Red opponents, Dakota and Grosse Pointe North, who scored 183 and 216 points, respectively. Northern’s players combined for a team total of 165 to earn another pair of wins.
Northern was led by senior Madison Bajis with 1-over-par 37, winning the match individually out of 18 players.
“[Bajis] has been a leader since she was a freshman,” Northern head coach Jessie Freed said. “She’s our number one. She’s been doing really well this year and is definitely the leader of our team. She’s been in the top 10 in every tournament we’ve played in.”
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Bajis and the rest of her team will have another opportunity to crack the top-10 in the 18-hole Farmington Invitational in Farmington Hills later this afternoon. This will be good preparation for the team as the Huskies strive for improving their place at the State tournament later this season. They finished eighth in the state in 2019 and seventh in 2020, and look to continue this trend in October.
Sophomore Amolia Rossow followed close behind Bajis with 4-over-par 40 to tie for second overall with Dakota’s senior Helen Buk. The highlight of her game, however, came on the final hole.
“Molly today, she got an eagle on the last hole,” Freed said. “She hit it in from really far and got a two, and last week Maddy Hemby had a hole-in-one, so that’s been really exciting so far.”
Hemby, a senior, tied with her teammate, freshman Sophie Harris to take fifth overall with 44 points. Senior Lucy Harris tied for seventh with 47, and finished fifth for Northern, and sophomore Addison Lyons came in ninth with 48 points.
All six Huskies finished ahead of Grosse Pointe North’s number one player, proving their depth will be a real strength as they progress throughout the remainder of the season.
After today’s invitational, Northern will return to the course to play Eisenhower at the Cherry Creek Golf Club. On Thursday, Sept. 23, the Huskies will play their home course one last time and celebrate the class of 2022 with senior night. They will compete against Grosse Pointe South.