Glenbard South, Wheaton Academy and Neuqua Valley move on
Glenbard South earned a third-place team finish to claim the final state qualifying spot from the Nazareth sectional at Links of Carillon Golf Club on Monday to earn a spot in this weekend's Class 2A boys golf state championship tournament.
Nazareth had the low team score at 318, followed by Illiana Christian at 322 and the Raiders right behind at 323.
Freshman Russell Matos (74) and sophomore Michael Wittenberg (76) led the way for Glenbard South. Other scores came from Christopher Dufort (85), Rob Prioletti (88), Blake Ryan (91) and Eli Qahhar (92).
Advancing as individuals from the area were St. Francis' John Stolte (78) and Dan Mochel (81) and Montini's Seth Maack (82). The overall medalist was St. Laurence's Jordan Velez (73).
• Wheaton Academy delivered the second-best team score in the Belvidere North sectional at Timber Pointe Golf Club on Monday to gain a berth in this weekend's Class 2A state championship tournament
At Timber Pointe, Ottawa was the team champion at 340, followed by Wheaton Academy (348) and Kaneland (352).
Wheaton Academy counted scores from Grant Gosden (71), Daniel Gryfinski (79), Kenneth Mill (84) and Robert Teevens (85).
• In Class 3A, Neuqua Valley advanced with second-place finish in the Pekin sectional at Lick Creek Golf Course.
Leading the way for the Wildcats were Zach Burry (74), Cory Boots (76), Kolbe Rodemich (79) and Zach Kuhlman-Pfeiffer (83). Neuqua Valley shot 322, behind team champion Quincy (312) but better than third-place Edwardsville (327).
Hinsdale Central earned the top state tournament team qualifying spot from Monday's Class 2A Marian Catholic girls golf sectional.
The Red Devils shot 316 for a big margin over runner-up Lincoln-Way East (342) and third place Lyons Township (344) at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor.
Naperville North finished fourth in the team standings at 350 and did not advance as a team. Huskies junior Taylor Arenson tied for seventh with an 80 to earn an individual state berth.
Hinsdale Central counted scores from Rosanna Lederhausen (75), Colleen Ahern (76), Cailee Beisswanger (81) and Jacqueline Bruns (84).
The overall medalist was Frankfort's Kelly Sterling (74). Area players qualifying to the state tournament were Hinsdale South Jessica Sachs (79) and Benet's Katelyn Kline (79) and Ali Mahoney (80).
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