Possibly it’s time to rename the GAM Girls’s Mid-Newbie Golf Championship trophy after Haslett’s Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll.
It’s not like the ladies’s golf coach at Michigan State doesn’t have already got her identify plastered throughout what’s at the moment generally known as the Jeanne L. Myers Trophy.
Slobodnik-Stoll gained the Girls’s Mid-Am for a document eleventh time Wednesday, when she rallied for a two-shot victory over Midland’s Kimberly Dinh, the defending championship and first-round chief.
Slobodnik-Stoll shot 3-under-par 33 on the again 9 at Oakhurst Golf & Nation Membership in Clarkston en path to a final-round 71 that gave her a complete of 145.
“I used to be pondering this morning truly about Coach D (Mark Dantonio, former MSU soccer coach) and considered one of his mottos – ‘why not me?’” mentioned Slobodnik-Stoll, 49.
“I feel you recognize if you’re two behind you at all times have a shot, and why not me? I’ve finished it earlier than.”
The championship was Slobodnik-Stoll’s twenty first in a significant particular person novice or crew occasion. That features two Michigan Girls’s Amateurs and one GAM Championship along with the 11 Girls’s Mid-Amateurs.
“I put one other golf ball in my jar at dwelling of the tournaments that I’ve gained, and at this time is the twentieth marriage ceremony anniversary for Jim and me, so I believed successful can be a great way to spend the day,” she mentioned.
“He’s out caddying within the (U.S. Girls’s Open at The Olympic Membership in San Francisco) for Sarah Burnham (former MSU golfer and LPGA Tour participant) proper now.”
Chelsea Collura of Riverview shot 79 to complete third at 153. College of Michigan girls’s coach Jan Dowling shot 77 to complete fourth at 154.
Dinh was the first-round chief after taking pictures 72. That left her two pictures forward of Slobodnik-Stoll heading to the ultimate spherical.
“I performed fairly regular, however didn’t make any putts at this time,” mentioned Dinh, a 28-year-old senior analysis specialist at Dow Chemical. “Then Stacy began stuffing it in there and making birdies on the again 9.
“She performed nice and I simply didn’t hit it shut sufficient to offer myself beauty at birdie.”