Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
Freshman Nia Little shot a dazzling nine-hole score of 41 to take low medalist honors in leading Renaissance High to the Detroit Public School League girls’ golf championship Wednesday at Palmer Park.
Youth was served as Coach Harry Kennedy’s Lady Phoenix won their third consecutive PSL crown with a quintet of four freshmen and one senior. Each placed in the top five individually and combined for a winning score of 186.
Little, who won by six strokes, was followed by freshman Melaney Sloan in second place with 47, freshman Shelby Tate and freshman Nia Davis tied for third place with 49s, and senior Aalaya Byrd tied for fifth with 52.
“Four of our five scored in the 40s and that’s never happened,’’ Kennedy said. “All these girls have put in the practice. We’ve been on the course since August and we’re going to carry this program through the winter. That’s why I expect this young team to get nothing but better.”
Cass Tech, led by Shantel White and Asia McGee, who both shot 52s, finished second in the team scoring with 233. Osborn, led by Jordan Miller’s 58, took third with 286.