Girls Golf

Girls Golf

Prep pulse: Oct. 15, 2018

A pair of unusual scenes unfolded at three different golf courses Friday afternoon.

Area golf leaders: Oct. 15, 2018

BOYS

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 18 36.6

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Z. Rogers, Bement 17 39.3

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9

STM girls' golf finishes fourth again; Ellis takes third

DECATUR — A disappointing first day could have derailed Alaina Bowie's run in the state tournament.

One birdie was as good as it got for the St. Thomas More junior in a frigid opening round at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur, one year removed from finishing third as an individual.

It might have stayed disappointing, too, had Bowie been playing for herself.

Bowie, Sabers within striking distance at IHSA golf

Alan Dodds knew he didn't have to preach to his St. Thomas More girls' golfers about what to expect at this year's Class 1A state tournament.

Last year's fourth-place finish is all the evidence the first-year Sabers coach needed to understand his new team knew how to win at a high level. After all, five of six golfers from that state squad were back again for 2018.

Local coaches argue against new IHSA cut line rule

Sullivan coach Ben Richter composes an easy argument against the IHSA's new golf state tournament cut line, which debuts today at the five state tournaments across central Illinois.

Teeing it up

CLASS 2A BOYS' TOURNAMENT

When: Friday-Saturday, at Weibring Golf Club, Normal

Local golfers: Champaign Central's Justin McCoy (9:54 a.m.); Prairie Central's Josh Kilcullen (10:12 a.m.).

What to know: McCoy has recent history at this event, earning a share of 28th place last season as a sophomore.

CLASS 1A BOYS' TOURNAMENT

Bowie shines, STM cruises

AUBURN — There wasn't much that went according to plan for St. Thomas More girls' golf on Monday.

The majority of coach Alan Dodds' Sabers struggled with Edgewood Golf Course, which took on about 3 inches of rain prior to the Class 1A Auburn Sectional.

That majority did not include Alaina Bowie.

Staying the course: Prep golf sectional preview

Local high school golfers will attempt to qualify for their respective IHSA state tournaments today via sectional action. Here's a closer look at who to watch for before the top three teams and top 10 individuals not on an advancing team move ahead to state:

Area golf leaders: Oct. 8, 2018

BOYS

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 16 36.4

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

L. Rogers, Bement 13 39.4

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9