Girls Golf

Girls Golf

Teeing it up


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.


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


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

Bowie, Sabers collect third consecutive regional title

RANTOUL — First came a 339. Then a 330.

In their third go-round on Brookhill Golf Course in 2018, coach Alan Dodds’ St. Thomas More Sabers produced a 336.

Considering the stage and conditions, it was a great final salvo on the par-72 layout.

Chargers' Archer fires career best 88 at Savoy

SAVOY — Addie Archer has a straightforward reason to be pleased with her effort at Wednesday's Class 2A Centennial Regional.

"This is my second year ever playing golf," the Chargers senior said. "Last year was my first year ever picking up a golf club. The improvement I've made is really crazy."

Or maybe Archer just has the sport in her blood.

HS Golf: IHSA Girls' Golf Regional

Area athletes compete during the IHSA Girls' Golf Regional at University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018.

Kirby sisters savor final postseason run together for Sabers

CHAMPAIGN — Maeve and Mia Kirby don't feel they share all that much in common.

"Our personalities are really different," said Maeve, a St. Thomas More senior.

"She's really quiet, and I'm loud," added Mia, a Sabers sophomore.

One similarity between the sisters is the success they experience on the golf course.

Area golf leaders: Oct. 1, 2018


Name, School    Rnds    Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan    18    35.7

Pinter, Westville    12    36.5

McCoy, Central    20    37.5

Richardson, Tri-County    17    37.7