Ten of the best high school girls’ golf teams in the state will be playing in the 7th annual NJSIAA Girls’ Section 1 Championship tomorrow (Tuesday), hosted by the Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club in Readington Township. The top four teams will advance to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions scheduled Thursday, May 21 at the Cherry Valley Country Club.
Four-time defending state champion Ridge High School heads the field, with Bergen Tech, Hunterdon Central and Tenafly looking to qualify as they did a year ago.
Other entries include Chatham, Mt. St. Dominic, Northern Highlands, Northern Valley Old Tappan, Ridgewood and The Academy of Holy Angels
Top individuals entered in the sectional include defending medalist Eunwon Park, a junior of Tenafly, freshman Yeji Shin of Northern Valley Old Tappan, freshman Anina Ku, senior Monica Schumacher and sophomore Carolyn Wang of Ridge, freshman Kelly Sim of The Academy of Holy Angels and sophomore Katie Lee of Hunterdon Central.
There are two sectionals in the NJSIAA with a total of eight teams moving on to the state event at Cherry Valley. Individuals qualified for the states through registration as players need to have posted five scores at 7-over par or less.
The state championship team has come from the North sectional since the inception of the 4-player system. Ridge has won the past four section titles and state championships, while Hunterdon Central won sectional and team state championship in both 2009 and 2010.
Montgomery’s Alice Chen, now a freshman on the Furman University team, won last year’s Tournament of Champions with a 7-under par round of 65 at the Cherry Valley Country Club.
For more information, contact tournament directors Lydia & John Siipola at firstname.lastname@example.org