June 26, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio – Prior to even suiting up for the Bobcats, a future Ohio University women’s golfer is already winning championships. Hailey Hrynewich, set to join the program in the fall of 2013, recently captured the stroke play portion of the 35th Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur tournament at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.
Hrynewich, a native of Muskegon, Mich., shot a solid score of 76 (+4) during the first round of the tournament and followed it up with a very strong even-par 72 her second time through the course. Her second-round score of 72 tied for the best round shot by the field of 58 golfers. She tied with Tenley Shield of Grosse Point Park after two rounds of play, but ultimately earned medalist honors.
The tournament continues throughout the week in a match play format. Hrynewich has already defeated Ayla Bogie (5&4) and Kelsey McDougall (5&4) in this portion of the tournament.
Hailey Hrynewich | Mona Shores HS | Muskegon, Michigan
A very strong golfer from the western shore of Michigan, Hailey Hrynewich comes to Ohio after helping lead Mona Shores High School to four straight Division Two state team titles and conference championships. Hailey made the Michigan All-State Division Two Golf Team during the first three years of her career and saved her best for last, earning a spot on the Michigan Super Team as a senior. The Michigan Super Team is a very elite group, consisting of only the top eight golfers for all divisions in the state of Michigan.
In addition to the team achievements she was an important part of, Hrynewich has stacked up well individually throughout her career. Hailey once tied for a state individual title before losing in a playoff and placed fifth overall (stroke play) in the Michigan Junior Girls’ Amateur Tournament during the summer of 2012.
“She is mentally tough and has a very strong playing background,” Ovington said. “She has played in a number of national and regional tournaments, and her high school team has been extremely successful over the last four years in Michigan. She has a history of winning and knows what it takes and what level of commitment it will take to help elevate this program.”
Upon becoming a student at Ohio University, Hailey intents to major in Broadcast Journalism.
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