Caroline McShea concluded her freshman season on Greenwich High School’s girls golf team with a stellar eighth-place finish at the CIAC State Open Golf Championships Saturday at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme.
McShea, who played at the No. 1 spot for the Cardinals in her first season on the squad, shot an 87 in Saturday’s State Open, tying Kenna Roman of Berlin for eighth. Libby Dunn of Berlin won the State Open title, earning medalist honors with a 9-over-par 81.
On her way to shooting an 87 at Black Hall Club, McShea parred seven holes and had seven bogeys. She parred three par-5s – Nos. 8, 11 and 14. McShea also sank par puts on the par-3 ninth hole, par-4 10th hole, No. 13 (par-3) and No. 14 (par-4).
Anna DeSanto from Hall, which captured the CIAC Division I girls team championship last week, was placed second at Saturday’s State Open, carding a 10-over-par 82. McShea was one of 22 players to qualify for the CIAC State Open Championships.
Greenwich was also well-represented on the All-FCIAC Team. The FCIAC recently announced its 2021 All-FCIAC Girls Golf Awards and McShea was named to the All-FCIAC First Team.
Ella Fish, a junior co-captain, was an All-FCIAC West Team selection and freshman Charlotte Langhorne also earned All-FCIAC West Team honors for the Cardinals. Along with McShea, they both Fish and Langhorne also helped lead Greenwich’s lineup. Sarah Peng, who served as a senior captain and was also a key golfer, was recognized by the FCIAC with Honorable Mention accolades.