Middleton’s Kate Meier toured Blackhawk Country Club on Wednesday in an even-par 72 that was anything but boring, earning individual honors in the Balance and Believe Shootout.
Meier’s 72 — which included an eagle 2 on the par-4 No. 15 — helped the Cardinals shoot a four-player total of 346 for an eight-stroke victory over Verona atop the talent-packed, 17-team field.
Meier went 2 under after the first seven holes, notching birdies on Nos. 3, 4 and 7. Another birdie on No. 13 brought her back to 2 under, and after a bogey on No. 14, she drove the green on the 249-yard 15th and made her eagle putt to drop to 3 under.
But Meier finished with a bogey 3 on No. 16 and a double-bogey 5 on No. 18 to finish at even par.
That was still four strokes better than runner-up Mia Seeman of Milton. Verona’s Lauren Shorter took third with a 78, and Middleton’s Payton Hodson shot 80.
Tying for fifth at 9-over 81 were Andi McCorkle of Oregon, Sophia Dooman of Janesville Parker and Kate Munro of Racine Prairie.
Franklin finished third in the team race at 366, two strokes ahead of Milton.
Madison La Follette 3, Madison East 0
The host Lancers swept the Purgolders 25-13, 25-6, 25-15 in a non-conference match behind Alex Schroeder’s six blocks and four kills.
Middleton 4, Madison Memorial 3
The visiting Cardinals swept all three doubles matches and added a victory at No. 3 singles to edge the Spartans in a Big Eight Conference dual that left both teams at 3-2 in league duals.
The Spartans had a three-match winning streak snapped, and Middleton won its third consecutive Big Eight dual.