Bedford’s Smith earns trip to state golf finals

LIVONIA – Bedford’s Elaina Smith is headed to state and her team nearly joined her.

Smith shot a 94 Tuesday in the Division 1 girls golf Regional at Whispering Willows Golf Course, then won a playoff on the second hole to earn a trip to the state finals on Oct. 14-15 in Battle Creek.

Smith was almost joined by her team at state. The Mules missed by just 3 strokes with a round of 392.

Grace Lump shot 98, Elyse Czarnik 99 and Ashlen Trimmer 101.

Woodhaven (385), Livonia Stevenson (387) and Farmington (389) are headed to state.

Monroe finished with 442 led by Allison Casey (106) and Kendra Zurecki (107).

Bedford’s junior varsity took third at the Southeastern Conference Invitational with Natalie Hackette taking fourth individually with 108.