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Freshmen help Timpview girls golf dethrone Corner Canyon for first 5A state title; Richfield repeats in 2A

Freshmen help Timpview girls golf dethrone Corner Canyon for first 5A state title; Richfield repeats in 2A

(Laura Seitz, KSL)



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WEST VALLEY CITY — Timpview girls golf entered Wednesday’s final round of the Class 5A state meet with a one-stroke lead on three-time defending champion Corner Canyon.

And it only went up from there.

Sunbin Seo shot 152 to finished in fourth place, and the Thunderbirds clinched their first-ever girls golf state title by 10 strokes over the Chargers at The Ridge Golf Club in West Valley City.

Teammate Rachel Lillywhite finished tied for sixth with a two-day 161, and Keilani Hanamaikai added an eighth-place finish at 162.

"My three little freshmen stepped up big — my whole team did," Timpview coach Jeff Ward told the Deseret News. "I'm absolutely ecstatic for my girls."

Corner Canyon star Jamie Connell won medalist honors, holding off West’s Whitney Banz after an eight-hole playoff to capture the individual title.

Alta finished third, followed by Brighton and Skyline to round out the top five.

Class 3A

Hayden Harris, Ellie Hair, Natasha Oldroyd, Piper Harris and Maddy Miller each finished in the top six to help Richfield roll to another Class 3A state title at Round Valley golf course in Morgan.

Hayden Harris took medalist honors with a two-day total of 154, three shots better than teammate Hair.

The Wildcats took the top six spots on the leaderboard, separated only by Grand’s Joopy Bamrungmuang, who finished tied for third with a two-day total of 161; and sixth-place Jordan Bianco of Carbon and Shayla Patton of Delta (174).

Richfield put together a team score of 632, followed by host Morgan (738), Grand (758), Providence Hall (756) and Carbon (761).

Class 5A girls golf

State meet at The Ridge

Team scores

Timpview 651; Corner Canyon 661; Alta 712; Brighton 723; Skyline 736; West 745; Bountiful 753; Box Elder 781; East 800; Olympus 806.

Top individuals

149 — Jamie Connell, Corner Canyon; Whitney Banz, West

151 — Vanna Einerson, Bountiful

152 — Sunbin Seo, Timpview

158 — Savannah Romney, Corner Canyon

161 — Rachel LIllywhite, Timpview; Claire Whisenant, Skyline

162 — Keilani Hanamaikai, Timpview; Kyla Hoster, Brighton

169 — Kate Christensen, East

Class 3A girls golf

State meet at Round Valley

Team results

Richfield 632; Morgan 738; Grand 758; Providence Hall 756; Carbon 761; Judge Memorial 797; Union 812; Manti 846; Grantsville 821.

Top individuals

154 — Hayden Harris, Richfield

157 — Ellie Hair, Richfield

161 — Natasha Oldroyd, Richfield; Joopy Bamrungmuang, Grand

168 — Piper Harris, Richfield

174 — Maddy Miller, Richfield; Jordan Bianco, Carbon; Shayla Patton, Delta

175 — Lauren Tedford, Morgan; Jamie Day, Grand

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