Christine Schmitt, a junior at Our Lady of Mercy High School, won the Championship with a combined 1-under score of 143 for the 2-day tournament shooting and even par on Saturday and a 1-under par on Sunday.
The Section 5 Girls Golf Team won the New York High School State Championship for the 3rd year in a row beating Section 1 (Westchester County) by 18 strokes over the 2-day, 72-hole championship held at SUNY Delhi.
Eighty-one competitors form nine different Sections participated including the first year that the Federation schools participated. Christine Schmitt, a junior at Our Lady of Mercy High School, won the Championship with a combined 1-under score of 143 for the 2-day tournament shooting and even par on Saturday and a 1-under par on Sunday.
Alexis Hios from Rye earned second place with a 5-over score of 149.
Not only was Section 5 the winner of the NYSPHSAA Championship, but they were the first winner of the Federation State Championship. Likewise, Schmitt was not only State Champion, but the first ever Federation Champion.
Pittsford Sutherland Kristen Bromley was fourth in the state after round one and ended up in a tie for fifth overall on day two with an impressive score of 75-80 for a combined 155. Bromley chipped in on hole nine for an eagle on day two.
Mercy senior Danielle Fuss shot a 5-over score of 77 on Day one and a nice round of 81 on Day two for a total of 158. This put her in a tie for 10th in the state.
Pittsford Mendon senior Erin Thompson shot an 89 on Day one but the second low score for our section on day two (76). She and teammate Kristin Powers, also a senior at Mendon, tied for the 18th spot in the state with their combined scores of 163. Powers had nice steady score of 82 and 81.
Sarah Bothner, sophomore from Brighton High School was not far behind with her combined scores of 165. Bothner was very strong on day one with her round of 78.
Courtney Walker, junior at Sutherland placed 41st in the state shooting nice rounds of 88 and 89. Courtney McCarthy, senior at Penfield was very strong on day one with her round of 82.
Meredith Glenning from Sutherland rounded out the team and helped win the Championship for Section 5, and Audrey Clarke, first alternate from Churchville-Chili was there to cheer them on just in case.
Bromley was voted the Sportsmanship Award for Section 5 - this award is voted on by all the coaches.