URBANA – Megan Deedrich shot a 41 to win medalist honors for champion St. Thomas More in a three-team meet Tuesday at Stone Creek Golf Club. Emily Spangler was the runner-up with a 42 for third-place Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley. Charlotte Goss led second-place Mahomet-Seymour with a 45.
At Farmer City. Medalist Molly Marcum's 43 led LeRoy to victory in a four-team meet at Woodlawn Country Club. Kristen Maxwell shot a 51 to place third for Blue Ridge.
If there's one thing the cool, windy weather in recent days tells us, it's that the postseason for fall sports is upon us.
We're still about a month away from the start of football playoffs, but area boys' and girls' golf teams will hit the links starting next week to begin their end-of-the-year tournaments. Here are a few items to keep an eye on as the playoffs approach.
Charger boys claim first title since 2000; Dombroski ends fourth for girls
A look at the area's best golf teams:
A look at the prep golf action from Tuesday
For the second time in five seasons, a repeater headlines our Girls' Golfer of the Year. The list:
An alphabetical look at the Girls' Golf All-Area honorable mention list.
RANTOUL – Without hesitation, St. Thomas More's Katie Jean will tell you that four years ago she was lousy to play with. Whether it be basketball, volleyball or golf, she not only wore her emo-tions on her sleeve, but then shared them with the closest person.
"I was not a good teammate, that's for sure," she said. "I'd be frustrated with teammates or with myself and I would ... I just had a very poor mental attitude. Finally, Coach (Chris) Mennig sat me down and just said, 'You look like a fool out there. This has to change.' "
CARBONDALE – Of course she would have preferred to win a state title, but St. Thomas More's Katie Jean isn't going to complain about finishing second.
"You can't expect to win state with the way I played (Friday)," Jean said. "I played better today, but you can't be disappointed because the girl who won (Addison Driscoll's GiGi DiGrazia) played great Friday and solid today. But I'm happy with it."
CARBONDALE – St. Thomas More's Katie Jean is within striking distance of equaling what she did at last year's state golf finals. The senior fired a 7-over-par 79 Friday at Hickory Ridge and was in third place entering today's final round. Jean was 7 strokes behind leader GiGi DiGrazia of Addison Driscoll.
Jean finished tied for fourth last year.