High school girls golf news
It’s that time of the year again (the end, of course) where we look back at the last 12 months before the calendar runs out and a new year starts. But instead of talking about the best 10 moments of the year like usual, I figured I’d go a different direction: I’m going to write about the things that stuck out to me most in 2021.
St. Charles North senior Catie Nekola is the 2021 Kane County Chronicle Girls Golfer of the Year
Dixon senior diver Laci Long saw her season end in the preliminaries at the IHSA Swimming & Diving State Meet on Friday at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont, as she missed out on advancing to the semifinals by 8.3 points.
Aly Mendoza heads up the 2021 BCR Girls Golf Team
Katharine Marshall, a Kaneland junior, tied for 14th at the Class 2A state tournament. Marshall was voted the Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week by the readers.
Harvard’s Julia Chupich and Logan Garafol were named Kishwaukee River Conference Girls and Boys Golfer of the Year, respectively, as chosen by coaches.
In a busy day at the boys and girls state golf meets for local athletes, seven of the eight individuals golfing in Saturday’s final round placed in the top 51 in Bloomington-Normal and Decatur.
Freshman Elyssa Abdullah shot a 3-over par to tie for fourth place, leading Hinsdale Central's girls golf team to fourth place at the Class 2A state tournament.
Eight local golfers advanced to Day 2 of their respective state meets after Friday’s first round, representing Newman, Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling, Oregon and Eastland.