High school girls golf news
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.
The Rock Falls girls golf team took third at the Class 1A Geneseo Sectional on Monday, with Katie Drew of Dixon and Ava Hackman of Oregon moving on to state as individuals
Dixon sophomore Steven Kitzman and Sterling senior Maddie Pink both punched their tickets to the 2A state golf meets, with Kitzman shooting a 78 at the 2A Sycamore Sectional, and Pink firing a 79 at the 2A Belvidere Sectional on Monday.
Burlington Central senior Maya Gusciora advanced to state for the first time after surviving a playoff, while Stevenson won the sectional championship by 20 shots.
The Rock Falls girls golf team beat Geneseo by 20 strokes at Saukie on Thursday in the Class 1A Alleman Regional, with Megan Fiorini shooting a 1-over-par 67 to claim the individual title.
Oregon's Ava Hackman and Sterling's Maddie Pink will play at girls golf sectional meets on Monday, as Hackman advanced out of the 1A Galena Regional and Pink qualified from the 2A Harlem Regional on Thursday. In volleyball action, Newman won while Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon all suffered conference losses.