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Joers wins state golf title

Oct. 18, 2011

For the second time in three years, Emily Joers of Waukesha West High School has won the WIAA Division 1 girls state golf championship.

Playing in the 2011 state tournament at University Ridge in Verona last week, Joers captured the prestigious individual state crown by shooting a two-day, 36-hole score of 146. Joers, a junior, fired rounds of 1-over-par 73 both days.

Joers won the state title as a freshman in 2009 and last year took second. She won this year's title by three shots over Classic 8 Conference rival Leighann Cabush of Kettle Moraine and Becky Klongland of Stoughton. Like Joers, Cabush is also a junior.

Joers was competing as an individual after her cooperative Waukesha team did not earn a state-meet berth.

"It's always a nice feeling knowing that you played well and did your best," Joers said. "There were a lot of good players at this year's state meet, so that made me a little nervous. But I knew I just had to play my game and see what happened."

The three-time Classic 8 Conference player of the year was a mark of consistency both days. She made five birdies in her 36 holes. At one point with seven holes to go, her lead diminished to one shot.

However, from holes 3-9 (she started on the back nine), she finished tourney play by going 1-under-par, clinching the state title.

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