Mia Melendez ♦ Ann Arbor Greenhills
Golf ♦ Sophomore
Melendez is following up on a stunning high school debut in 2021 with another championship pursuit as she heads into this weekend’s MHSAA Finals coming off a Lower Peninsula Division 4 Regional title last week. She shot an even-par 72 to earn the medalist honor by 15 strokes at Washtenaw Golf Club in Ypsilanti, and in doing so led Greenhills to a team score of 380 and an eight-stroke win ahead of runner-up Royal Oak Shrine Catholic. Her 72 was the lowest at any LPD4 Regional.
This weekend’s LPD4 Final will be played Friday and Saturday at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Melendez is the reigning champion after shooting an LPD4 Finals 36-hole record 143 a year ago at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East to clinch the title by a stroke ahead of Michigan Center’s Kamryn Shannon. Melendez’ first-round 72 and second-round 71 that weekend also rank tied for third and second all-time in LPD4, respectively. Melendez also plays soccer and runs track for Greenhills.
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(Photos courtesy of the Ann Arbor Greenhills girls golf program.)
Elizabeth Coon takes a look at all of the action from the 2022 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals.
Division 1 - Rochester Adams
Division 2 - Farmington Hills Mercy
Division 3 - Macomb Lutheran North
Division 4 - Jackson Lumen Christi
Division 1 - Kate Brody - Grand Blanc
Division 2 - Macie Elzinga - Byron Center
Division 3 - Lauren Timpf - Macomb Lutheran North
Division 4 - Mia Melendez - Ann Arbor Greenhills