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Osowski earns sectional berth for Germantown golfers

Highlight tops good season for Warhawks

Oct. 3, 2011

Germantown - First-year senior Jordan Osowski made a little history for the Warhawks when she became just the second WIAA sectional qualifier for the program since it was created some years ago.

She earned her spot in the WIAA regional meet at Hartford Golf Club on Sept. 28.

"We're all very excited and proud," Warhawks coach Tom Kujawa said. "It's a real feather in her cap."

Lisa Wishmann was the first Germantown qualifier for sectional in 2009.

Osowski's advancement was another highlight for the still-young Warhawks program, which included a championship in the Washington County Scramble earlier this season and a third-place finish in the recently held North Shore Conference 18-hole finale.

Osowski, a senior, is in her first season with the Warhawks, having played in area golf leagues in the fall prior to coming out for the high school team.

"She hits the ball straight and has been at it for years," Kujawa said. "I knew that she'd be good. At our very first meet of the year, a dual with Hamilton, she was medalist and I thought she'd be our secret weapon.

"But then she hurt her shoulder and that slowed her down for a time. She struggled a little but came back at the right time."

Osowski earned her berth by carding an 18-hole score of 97 in the WIAA regional meet at Hartford on Sept. 28. She finished 15th overall in the individual field and was the fourth and final individual sectional qualifier.

She led the Warhawks to an eighth-place team score of 435.

Osowski played in the WIAA sectional at Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course in Oshkosh on Tuesday. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those two teams advanced from the sectional to the WIAA State Tournament on Oct. 10 and 11 at University Ridge in Verona.

At the regional, Osowski went out in a nine-hole score of 50 and finished the back nine with a 47, including back-to-back fours on the final two holes to earn her berth. She overcame a pair of eights on the front nine to claim her slot.

"This is good for her, she's going to sectional and not every player can say that," Kujawa said. "What helped us is that we went out among the first groups and by the time we got done a light mist had started. When others were finishing later it was a steady rain."

Other players for Germantown at the regional included Allie Beechler with a season-best 99, Mykayla Tenorio with a 114, Melanie Wietermann 125 and Kimmy Soddeberg with a 132.

Germantown turned in an 18-hole score of 435 at the regional while North Shore champion Homestead won with a 342 and Arrowhead (346), Cedarburg (403) and Sussex Hamilton (403) wound up with the other sectional team berths.

"We don't have a lot of country club kids like some of the other teams in the area so it's hard for us to make up ground," Kujawa said, "but we have good, blue-collar kids and they do all right. We're holding our own."

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