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Edgewood, Verona teams, Skibba girls golf state champions

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The conditions were far from ideal. Pouring rain and heavy wind, but the state's best golfers pushed through closing out the 2014 WIAA Girl's Golf State Tournament at University Ridge.

For the 13th time in 14 years Madison Edgewood (+83) took home the Division II state title, winning by 56 strokes. Seniors Tess Hackworthy (+6) and Caroline Lake (+10) finished one and two respectively in the DII individual competition.

"It's great to win both, I've never done that before, this is great, I think winning as a team is more special to me because we're all in this together and we've all worked hard all season so it's very special for us," Hackworthy said.

"[Tess] and Caroline, my seniors, they're just rare birds. What they bring to the team in memories for the girls is unbelievable," Madison Edgewood head coach Peggy Gierhart said.

In Division I, Middleton junior Loren Skibba (+3) took him the individual state title. Under Tuesday's conditions, not a single girl shot under par, but Skibba's five-shot lead heading into Tuesday was enough of a cushion to give her the title by four strokes.

"I'm just really happy right now. I knew there was a lot of good people. I knew that I had a chance, but there were so many good competitors that I knew it was going to be close and I'm glad it was good competition," Skibba said.

Two-time individual champion Jessica Reinecke of Verona (+11) finished fifth, but her team won the DI team title by eight strokes.

"Definitely more exciting having my team all here. We work together really hard all season so it's really great for us," Reinecke said.

"They're just fighters and they've been doing that all year. So we said you've got to be mentally tough today and do your best and that's what they did," Verona girls golf head coach Bailey Hildebrandt said.

For full results go to wiaawi.org.


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