Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · 2017 All-Livingston County girls golf team

Heather Fortushniak and Annie Pietila of Brighton are Co-Golfers of the Year on the All-Livingston County team. Bill Khan


  • School: Brighton
  • Grade: Junior
  • Achievements: Averaged 82.1 for 18 holes and 40.6 for nine holes. Shot 72 in the second round of the season-opening tournament in Traverse City. Received honorable mention all-state. Has played in three state tournaments on teams that made the top nine each year.
  • Coach Paul Parsell: “She was a gymnast coming in as a freshman. Now she’s all-state honorable mention, which I think is great. She’s taking the game very seriously. She’s practiced hard and has been committing to it like she did to gymnastics. She’s come a long way in a short amount of time.”


  • School: Hartland
  • Grade: Junior
  • Achievements: The No. 1 golfer on the only two Hartland teams to qualify for the state tournament. Received honorable mention all-state this season. Shot a school-record 75 in the season-opening tournament at Hudson Mills Golf Course. Averaged 85.1 for 18 holes and 45.9 for nine. Was third in the regional with a 78.
  • Coach Mike Joseph: “She works on her game during the winter, all summer long. She loves being around our team and loves the game of golf. She works hard at it, not just at practice, but on her own; that’s what makes her so good.”


  • School: Brighton
  • Grade: Senior
  • Achievements: A two-time all-state selection who will continue her career at Kansas State University. Tied a school nine-hole record by shooting 33 at Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc on Sept. 12. Led the county with a 76.3 average for 18 holes and 37.0 for nine holes. Placed second in the regional and 16th in the state.
  • Coach Paul Parsell: “Her leadership on and off the course is really what stood apart from all the other girls on the team. She’s going to be sorely missed next year. She did a lot of organizing. She was a go-between at times. As captain, I leaned on her to help with certain aspects of the team. She went above and beyond.”


  • School: Brighton
  • Grade: Senior
  • Achievements: Averaged 86.4 for 18 holes and 43.0 for nine holes. Had low rounds of 82 for 18 holes and 40 (twice) for nine. Tied for 12th out of 71 golfers in the KLAA tournament with an 82.
  • Coach Paul Parsell: “She’s been with the program all four years. For her to play the last couple years consistently has been a big help. She’s come a long way as a player. She never thought about going to college to play golf as a freshman, maybe not even as a sophomore. The last couple years, she got serious, and now she’s going to play in college.”


  • School: Brighton
  • Grade: Junior
  • Achievements: A two-time all-stater who has competed in three state tournaments. Played her best golf at the end of the year, winning the regional with a 72 and finishing eighth in the state tournament. Also tied for first in the Jim Sander Memorial and won the East Lansing Invitational late in the season. Averaged 77.3 for 18 holes and 38.4 for nine holes.
  • Coach Paul Parsell: “She came in this year working on some swing things and finally got it straightened out halfway through the season. She finished very strong by winning a few events at the end. She’s going to be a force to be reckoned with next year.”


  • School: Brighton
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Achievements: Ranked third in the county in scoring average at 81.3 for 18 holes and 40.2 for nine. Had low rounds of 77 (twice) for 18 holes and 36 for nine. Took 10th in the KLAA with an 82 and tied for fifth in the regional with an 81.
  • Coach Paul Parsell: “She didn’t perform up to her standards all the time, but to most people’s standards she did a great job. I’m very proud of what she accomplished this year and I’m looking for great things for her in the future.”


Sammi Behen, Hartland, Sr.

Audrey Brown, Hartland, Fr.

Emme Darkowski, Brighton, Sr.

Chrissy Mackie, Brighton, So.

Reece Ohmer, Pinckney, Jr.

Violet Sinishtaj, Hartland, Fr.


Brighton: Alyssa Yaggie (So.). Fowlerville: Sarah Matlock (Sr.). Hartland: Savannah Grabowski (Soph.). Howell: Anna Stocker (Sr.). Pinckney: Melissa Marsh (Jr.), Olivia Ohmer (Fr.).