Girls golf: Barrington, Fremd setting the pace in NW suburbs
The Barrington girls golf team wasted little time breaking the under-300 barrier. The Fillies shot a 291 to win their own Barrington invitational to open the season.
Sophomore Bridget Butler shot 71 and won the tournament. Senior Sophia Sulkar (72), sophomore Sydney Terada (73) junior Simaran Singh (75) and sophomore Leah Gaidos (75) also were key contributors. "I have been impressed with all the hard work my players have been putting in," coach Tim Martin said. "They have been maximizing their practice time."
The Vikings were second at both Hersey (Arlington Lakes) and Conant (Fox Run) invites. Junior Sarah Sim went 75 at Arlington and 77 at Fox Run, while freshman Keira Brazeau shot 85 in Arlington's 12-team field, becoming the first Fremd freshman to score in a varsity 18-hole event in many years.
Prospect shot 346 at its own Knights invitational, which was 7 shots better than the division- and regional-winning team from last year, coach Brad Rathe pointed out. Senior Abby Knott shot 80 and was third at Knights and has been a medalist in every meet thus far.
St. Viator update:
St. Viator played in Decatur on the Class 2A state course where freshman Maggie Carlson shot 77, while senior Claire Van Bergen shot 82. Carlson shot 37 to lead the way in a win over Lake Zurich.
Elk Grove update:
Coach Kristen Gierman has been pleased with Megan Steffens' progress thus far. "Megan has started the season continually posting our low score in practice and competition," she said. "She is able to do so thanks to the time and effort invested in the off-season over the past four years."
Buffalo Grove update:
Coach Jeff Grybash said seniors Eva Ruterschmidt, Caroline Branas, Marisa Kurowski, Sofia Neswold, Chole Wintergurst, Lily Wintergurst, Sydney Jacobs and Lauren Benjamin are all in the scoring mix for the Bison this year.
The Cougars were third at Prospect and fourth at the Conant Early Bird. Sadie Zorrilla was second in both with identical 76s, plus shot a 32 against Wheeling (on a modified course).
Sydney Ohr continues to improve for the Huskies. Hersey was sixth at its own invitational in mid-August.
Hoffman Estates update:
Varsity notables for the Hawks thus far have been seniors Sophia Steel and Ryan Cloherty (top scorer in a recent match), along with sophomore Erin Lim and senior Ashley Oliver.
Maine West update:
Junior Sofia Cupuro has been medalist for the Warriors in matches against Palatine and Glenbard South.