Boys Golf

Boys Golf

N-G Boys' Golfer of Year: Chopra ready for next test

URBANA — The halfcourt scrimmage became heated as Uni High basketball practice neared its end at Kenney Gym on Tuesday, and senior Varun Chopra was among the most vocal players.

Athletes of the Week: William Powell and Faith Houston

William Powell

Danville cross-country

State golf: Chopra fourth

BLOOMINGTON — Varun Chopra was 3 shots away from the top spot in Saturday’s Class 1A boys’ golf state tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course, but his fourth-place finish made him a two-time all-stater.

Chopra fired a final-round 77, giving him a two-day score of 149. The winner, Byron’s Trent Snodgrass, shot a final 76 and compiled an overall 146 score.

Chopra second at state golf after one round

BLOOMINGTON — Varun Chopra knows a golf state championship can’t be won on the first day of the tournament. Tied for the lead through one round last year, the Urbana Uni High standout and Illinois commit finished second.

State golf: By the numbers

A by-the-numbers look on what to watch:

Tuesday's prep highlights: Hayasaki qualifies for state

In girls’ golf

■ At Springfield. Champaign Central golfer Mia Hayasaki carded a 10-over-par 82 at the IHSA sectional tournament to advance to state. Central’s Mackenzie McCoy shot an 89 and tied for 22nd. Alaea Francis’ round of 109 tied for 77th. Centennial’s top golfer, Claire Sherrick, also shot a 109.

In boys’ soccer

Athletes of the Week: Eli Evans and Annemarie Michael

Eli Evans
Urbana golf


Why he was chosen: The Tigers senior had a round to remember at the Class 2A Bloomington Regional, carding a 75 at Prairie Vista Golf Course to win medalist honors.

Oct. 13 Prep sports chat

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30pm

The area prep sports scene is about to be knee deep in postseason action. State golf is this weekend, and there might be several area golfers contending for all-state honors or an outright state title. Then there's girls' tennis, boys' soccer, cross country and volleyball. Of course, there's also two weeks left in the regular season for football.

Monticello golfers give retiring coach sectional title

WATSEKA — Monticello is giving boys’ golf coach Chris Townsend its best at the end. Not only is the high school season within four days of its finish, but the veteran Townsend is retiring after 33 years in coaching, including 25 with golf.

His Sages gave him a farewell present Monday, capturing the first Class 1A sectional championship in school history at Shewami Country Club.