Girls golf / Scouting Class AA sectional
Where: Bonnie Brook, Waukegan
At stake: A spot in the state finals on Saturday, Oct. 12-13 at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur.
Advancement: Members of the first, second and third-place teams and the 10 best scoring individuals that are not members of a qualifying team advance to the sectional.
Teams (regional scores): Prospect (297), Fremd (323), Buffalo Grove (329), New Trier (334), Maine South (344), Loyola (354), Highland Park (354), Conant (365), Elk Grove (390)
Advancing area teams (individual's regional scores): Prospect: junior Noreen Caporusso 70, junior Kiley Walsh (71), junior Ally Scaccia (76), junior Emma Menich (82), sophomore Kacie O'Donnell (85), sophomore Isabella Flack (80); Fremd (325): junior Dorothy Feng (75), senior Angie Kim (77), junior Jennifer Kim (81), freshman Jaehee Hur (90), senior Paige Candra (90), senior Claire Nowak (97); Buffalo Grove: senior Grace Kil (74), junior Amber Guiao (81), junior Courtney Meyer (83), junior Kelli Zickert (91), junior Colleen Zickert (99), sophomore Stacy Mantas (100); Conant: senior Jackie Halden (81), sophomore Carly Bryeans (93), freshman Megan Nagorzanski (95), senior Annie Witt (96), junior Lindsey Rayner (98), senior Ellen O'Malley (100); Elk Grove: seniorKatie DeMeulenaere (82), junior Marki Kaim (88), sophomore Erin Walz (108), sophomore Sarah Hartness (112), senior Ryle Romano (114)
Advancing area individuals: Senior Stephanie Miller (Stevenson) 67, junior Dana Gattone ((St. Viator) 74, junior Heather Ciskowski (Barrington) 78, junior Flo Eitelbach (Hersey) 79, junior Nicole Marquardt (Stevenson) 83, senior Amy Stringfellow (St. Viator) 84, junior Kelly Umphred (Barrington) 87, senior Kristina Kininmonth (Lake Zurich) 88,
senior Haley Gainer (St Viator) 89, senior Melissa Uhl (Lake Zurich) 90, senior Emily Hattory (Rolling Meadows) 85, senior Emily Santucci Schaumburg (92), junior Olenka Kalinowski (Maine West) 94, senior Jacuie Ingolia (Rolling Meadows), 95, junior Natalie Kozenczak (Maine West) 99, sophomore Kasia Dzul (Maine West) 102, senior Kayla Hansen (Maine West) 108, senior Noreen Jay (Rolling Meadows) 109
It's a star-laden field at Bonnie Brook as the field includes defending Class AA state champion Prospect and 2010 individual state champion Stephanie Miller of Stevenson, who is coming off her fourth straight regional crown. Plus more than half of the teams in the field finished in the top 10 at state a year ago with 2011 runner-up New Trier (second), Highland Park (third), Loyola (fifth) and Fremd (10th). The Knights are not strangers to the Bonnie Brook par-72 layout, where they scored a 336 to finish second behind Hinsdale Central (315) on Sept. 8. That meet was won by the Illinois-bound Miller, who shot a 72 to finish ahead of Barrington's Heather Ciskowski (76). Ally Scaccia (3 birdies) shot a team-low 81 for the Knights that day, followed by Kiley Walsh (82), Noreen Caporusso (83) and Isabella Flack (87). Coach Jim Hamann has the Knights coming off their third straight regional crown. They've won sectionals in 2001 and 2010. It has been a record-setting season for Prospect, which scored a school-record 297 when it won the Barrington regional last Wednesday. Noreen Caporusso's score of 70 was also a school record followed by Walsh's 71. Hamann will be quite familiar with one other coach in the field. His brother Jeff directs the Maine South program. Fremd coach Christine Vlaming has guided the Vikes to their second straight appearance in a sectional after winning a regional last season. Fremd lost by only 2 strokes to Prospect in a nine-hole Mid-Suburban League dual meet and was runner-up to Prospect in the conference meet at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course. Fremd earned the second spot at the Barrington regional while coach Matt Myers' Bison were third, qualifying for the sectional for the second straight season. BG's Grace Kil is hoping to get back to the state finals after finishing fourth last year. The senior tied for fourth with St. Viator senior Dana Gattone in the Barrington regional. Gattone helped lead Viator to the East Suburban Catholic Conference championship this fall. Rounding out the five MSL schools in the field are coach Jon Rowley's Elk Grove Grenadiers and Megan Teschner's Conant Cougars. Their teams were second and third respectively behind Maine South at the Hoffman Estates regional. Cougars senior Jackie Halden shot an 81 to win medalist honors over the 5,313-yard, par 70 layout at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club while Elk Grove's Katie DeMeulenaere was the runner-up with an 82.
-- John Leusch