Prospect's Kelly Kavanagh and Schaumburg's Trinity Corwin didn't have to wait long to engage in some pressure golf when the high school girls' season opened on Thursday.
They tied with low rounds of 73 to lead the pack at the Early Bird Tournament at the Bridges of Poplar Creek hosted by Conant.
So it was on to sudden death, where Kavanagh led off with a drive in the fairway and second shot on the green.
She went on to 2-putt and win the hole with a par. Corwin finished with a bogey.
Kavanagh and the Knights (320) lost the team title by 2 strokes to St. Charles North (318).
Corwin and the Saxons were third (337) while Conant (340) and Deerfield (358) rounded out the top five.
"We had a very exciting end to the tournament," said Conant coach Megan Hebert, who directed the annual season-opening event. "We had a great day for golf and saw some very low scores."
Rounding out the top 10 individuals were Jennifer Cappello (75), Katelyn David (St. Charles North) 76 , Elyse Emerzian (Deerfield) 77, Emma Hayes (St. Charles North) 77, Sarah Arnold (St. Charles North) 77, Jenny Myslinski (Palatine) 78, Emily Fleming (Prospect A) 78, Michelle Zhang (Conant A) 81, Margherite Pettenuzo (Prospect A) 81, Lina Jang (Conant A) 83 and Nimra Syed (Conant A) 84.
Barrington Invite: Barrington won with a score of 295 on its own Bonnie Dundee Golf Course (par 71) in Carpentersville. Buffalo Grove was ninth (354) and Wheeling (390) 12th.
Sophomore Caroline Smith was the Fillies' highest finisher as she tied for third with a one-under 70.
Symantha Rohwedder of Wheeling also shot 70 while Buffalo Grove's Jasmine Yi was eighth (72) and Barrington's Olivia Lee (ninth) with a 73.
St. Viator takes second: St. Viator shot a 340 at the Marian Central Catholic Invite as coach Mick Drewes' young team (senior, two juniors and three freshmen) took second at Boone Creek.
The Lions were led by three-first year players.
Cate Reisinger tied for medalist honors with a 74. Paige Klostermann finished eighth with an 83 while Jill Doherty rounded out the top ten with an 85.
The other scores for St. Viator were Caroline Laverder (98), Sophia Solari (102) and Arrianna Arthur (121).