VERONA (WLUK) -- For the first time in girls state golf history both Division 1 and Division 2 individual state champions are from Northeastern Wisconsin.
Bay Port's Jo Baranczyk and Xavier's Clair Phakamad took home medalist honors at the girls state golf meet at University Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday,
Baranczyk won the Division 1 state title with a two-day total of 142 (72-70), becoming the first Green Bay area player to win a girls individual state title. The sophomore led by one shot after Day 1 but early in the final round Baranczyk trailed by as many as four shots.
However, Baranczyk, who started her round on the fifth hole (it was a shot gun start due to potential inclement weather), played her final nine holes at four-under par, including a birdie on her final hole.
Meanwhile, in Division 2, Phakamad, a transfer student from Thailand, recorded a two-day total of 152 (78-74). Phakamad, a senior, started the day four shots behind first-round leader Annie Balduzzi from Aquinas, but Balduzzi shot an 80 to finish two shots behind.
Phakamad's win marks the second year in a row an Appleton golfer won an individual title as Fox Valley Lutheran's Erika Priebe won last season.
Team-wise, Kaukauna was the top local team in Division 1 with 701 strokes, good for seventh place.
Xavier placed second in Division 2 with a two-day total of 719, well behind Edgewood's winning score of 659.