Brookfield East sophomore Payton Haugen took second place at the WIAA State Girls Golf Championship on October 10! Payton’s impressive rounds totaled only 146 strokes between the two days of competition, just two strokes under first place. Payton’s score marks the best individual finish in program history.
“Payton’s commitment to the game has only been outmatched by her love of it,” reflected Coach Mike Serath. “It was empowering to see all of her work come together in this remarkable achievement. We are very proud of her and can’t wait to see what else is in store during her career at East.”
Payton tied Waunakee’s first place score with 71 strokes on day one and completed 75 strokes on day 2. Additionally, Payton’s older sister senior Madison Haugen finished eighth in the state with a total of 154 strokes, finishing off an incredible high school career. The girls were joined by teammates Emma Holzmacher, Macy Clegg, and Elizabeth Zuniga-Meyer, and the team finished in fifth place overall. Congratulations to Coach Serath and all the golfers on an amazing season!
Photo courtesy of Scott Ash, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Congratulations to @ADBEHS sophomore @PaytonHaugen on finishing second and her sister @MadisonHaugen1 on an outstanding high school career. Look for my story on the WIAA State Girls Golf Tournament in tomorrow’s Freeman. pic.twitter.com/FiEefNtC6Y— Dave Radcliffe (@DaveRadcliffe_) October 11, 2023