Greenville’s Bernth, Bohner earn all-state golf honors


By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 12:54 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012

Three Greenville seniors took home plenty of honors at the Yellow Jackets annual banquet this week. Britta Bernth, left, earned a senior plaque, first team all-conference, all-state first team, team MVP and co-captain; Lauryn Day, middle, senior plaque, first team all-conference, academic all-state, most dedicated and co-captain and Jessica Bohner, right, senior plaque, first team all-conference, honorable mention all-state and most improved.

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team continues to add honors to its already highly successful season.

Individually, senior Britta Bernth earned all-state honors for the third time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association (MIGCA).

As a sophomore, Bernth earned first team honors and last year as a junior she earned an honorable mention. This year, her outstanding season, including a 10th place finish at the Division 2 state finals, earned her a second first team all-state honor.

“She had some goals and she really worked hard on her game. It paid off in the end,” Greenville coach Nancy Johnson said. “She wanted a great season and it was.”

In addition to her all-state honors, Bernth set a nine-hole school and course record at The Links at Bowen Lake with a 33 on the back nine. Bernth also was named the top golfer in the O-K Bronze, first team all-conference and team MVP.

Johnson said her game improved in every aspect this season.

“She worked on her short game very hard. She really spent a lot of time on that,” she said. “She increased yardage on her drives too. I think she just improved all around on her game this year. She was determined to be better than her junior year.”

Bernth has committed to golf at Florida Southern University next year.

Senior Jessica Bohner earned an MIGCA honor, as well. She earned a Division 2 honorable mention for her play this year.

Bohner earned first team O-K Bronze honors, finished seventh at the Division 2 regionals and shot a season low of 41 for nine holes at Egypt Valley Country Club. She won most improved honors for the Yellow Jackets.

“She has been out there working hard and this year it all came together,” Johnson said. “It’s been fun to watch her. She also improved much on her short game, as well this year.”

Bohner is hoping to continue her golf career at the next level and is searching for that possibility.

Senior Lauryn Day earned first team all-conference honors, academic all-state honors and was voted the team’s most decicated this year.

Day finished tied for eighth at the Division 2 regionals and shot a low score of 41 for nines at the Highlands Golf Course.

“Lauryn was always determined to give her best every time she teed up,” Johnson said. “She was willing to share her knowledge with all her teammates.”

Day wants to attend Notre Dame University.

As a team, the Yellow Jackets earned academic all-state honors this year. Additional varsity team members include, Karli Didion, Amanda Kerschen, Anne Hilt and Taylor Hansen.

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