The Winnetka Golf Course course played longer than usual on Thursday.
It was very wet and there was no roll.
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But there no stopping the Prospect girls golf team that has been a state contender since day one of the 2013 season.
Going up against the defending state champs on their home course, Prospect tied its school record for nine holes to defeat host New Trier 147-173.
The Knights matched the 147 they shot at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club in a dual meet against Hersey last season.
"This was the best we've played all season," said Prospect coach Jim Hamann. "The girls did an excellent job around the greens. It was really good to see what they're doing in practice pay off."
Leading the way for the Knights were seniors Noreen Caporusso (35), Kiley Walsh (35), Ally Scaccia (36) and junior Isabella Flack (41).
"It was tough conditions but we obviously handled them amazingly," said all-stater Caporusso, who narrowly missed her personal best nine-hole score of 34. "The New Trier coach (Scott Fricke) really had nice things to say to us afterward. He told us it was the best score any girls high school team had shot on the course's front nine."
Walsh carded 3 birdies, while Caporusso had two and Scaccia one.
The Knights will try to defend their championship at the Rockford Invite on Saturday. Caporusso is expected to play her first 18-hole round of the season.
"We're excited about the weekend," Hamann said. "We haven't played an 18-hole tourney in a while, so we are excited to go and do the best we can."
St. Viator wins two: The Lions (183) won an East Suburban Catholic Conference tri-meet at Fresh Meadow Golf Course in Hillside defeating against Fenwick (206) and Joliet Catholic (236).
Senior Dane Gattone (34) led Viator followed by senior Courtney Christophe (47), senior Chrissy Wimberly (49) and sophomore Paige Patano (53).