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Kurosky medalist as Burlington Central advances

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It's been quite the week for the Burlington Central golf program.

The Rockets' boys team on Tuesday produced the program's first regional championship and the meet medalist.

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On Wednesday at Sycamore Golf Club, BC's girls made a little history of their own. While they didn't win the regional title, they did qualify for sectionals for just the third time in program history, and they produced the program's first girls regional champion.

Senior Jenna Kurosky, who reached the sectional level the last two years and became just the third girl in program history to reach state when she qualified last year, won Wednesday's Class AA BC regional at Sycamore Golf Club with a 77, becoming the program's first regional champion. Her 40-37 round helped her team to a second-place finish with a 390. Rockford Boylan won the regional title with a 379 and Huntley grabbed the final team qualifying spot with a 399.

Those three teams and the top 10 individuals not on a qualifying team will play in the Rockford Guilford sectional at Ingersoll on Monday.

"It's been like a coach's dream," said Rockets' coach Deb Twenhafel, who started the BC golf program 26 years ago. "It's pretty fun.

"Jenna kept her head in it today. She got a little flustered but she just kept going."

Also scoring for the Rockets were Kurosky's sophomore sister Josie with an 89, junior Alyssa Mish with a 110 and junior Alison Colby with a 114.

Huntley was led by junior Gillian Young with a 90. The Red Raiders also counted a 100 from senior Zoe Dowell, a 102 from freshman Caroline Giorgi and a 107 from junior Leah Virzi.

Class A: St. Edward junior Ryann Scully advanced to sectionals for the second straight year by shooting a 107 to make the individual cut at the Class A Westminster Christian regional at Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin. Scully will play in the Freeport Aquin sectional at Park Hills on Saturday. Richmond-Burton (392), Wheaton Academy (413) and Rosary (428) were the advancing teams. St. Edward finished seventh with a 463. Plano sophomore Rylie Loux was the medalist with an 85.

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