Green repeats as state golf champion
Making a successful title defense, Medina High junior Melanie Green scored a one stroke victory at the state golf championship today at Deerfield Country Club near Brockport.
Interestingly it was a repeat of last year’s 1-2 finish as Green completed the two day event with a one over par total of 145 to edge out Bailey Shoemaker from Section IV, who posted a 146 total, for the title. Last spring Green bested Shoemaker for the crown by two shots.
“There wasn’t one key spot, I just played steady throughout,” said Green. “All week I was confident.”
Green fired an even par 72 during Saturday’s opening round 18 holes to hold a one stroke lead over Shoemaker.
She extended at advantage to three shots this afternoon after making a birdie on the 12th hole and par on the 13th as Shoemaker pared 12 and bogeyed 13.
A birdie by Shoemaker at 14 did cut the deficit back to two as Green made par on the hole.
However, Green then matched Shoemaker with pars on 15 and 17 and a birdie on 16 to maintain a two stroke lead heading into the final hole.
A par on the 18th hole then was just enough to earn Green her second straight state championship as Shoemaker made birdie.
She qualified for the state tournament by winning the Section VI championship for the third year in a row.
Green becomes just Medina High’s second two time state champion. The first was JR Roberts who captured back-to-back state wrestling championships in in 2001 and 2002.