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Chesterton Girls Golf wins school's first IHSAA Regional Title

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls golf team had been pointing to Saturday’s round all year.

The Trojans delivered in a big way and brought home the school’s first IHSAA Regional Championship with a 317 team score at Battle Ground Golf Club in Lafayette.

“That’s really something,” Chesterton coach Dale Hewitt said. “They did some things that some of our really excellent teams in past years didn’t do. It’s quite an accomplishment. I couldn’t be happier. When they get on a roll, they are capable of doing things like this.”

Hewitt’s team got off to a slow start on the front nine with a 166 team score that put them in a battle with Western, Crown Point and Lafayette Jefferson for the State Finals berths.

That all changed at the turn as the Trojans fired a red-hot 151 on the back nine led by a three-under-par 33 from Grace Davis and an even-par 36 from Elyse Stasil.

“They flipped the nine’s, so the front nine is the hardest now,” Hewitt said. “Grace wasn’t happy at the turn and neither was Elyse. I just reminded them how good they are. They’re much better than they were playing and were capable of getting it going.”

Davis jump started her back nine by hitting her approach shot on 10 to two feet and made birdie. She followed that with another birdie on 11. Davis finished with a team-best 75 and Stasil shot 79.

“We were just solid,” Hewitt said. “You have to have four scores that come through. It’s not just getting a couple of people to go low.”

Cara Kroeger (80), Andrea Hanas (83) and Lexy Hanas (95) rounded out the scoring.

“When Andrea came in with 83, I knew that we were ok,” Hewitt said. “I knew that Grace, Elyse and Cara had it going pretty good. We really putted well and that helped take some shots off the score. Our short game was really good and that’s something we’ve really stressed in practice.”

Lake Central’s Alexis Miestrowski was medalist with a 73, while Western (333) and Crown Point (333) finished second and third to receive State Finals tickets as well.

The IHSAA State Finals will be held Friday and Saturday at Prairie View Golf Club in Indianapolis.

“If we play well, I’d like to think we can be in the top half,” Hewitt said. “It’s a fair course and we’ve played it before, so we are pretty familiar with it. Maybe we’ll go down there and surprise some people.”

IHSAA Regional

AT BATTLE GROUND GC, Par 72

Team Results

1. Chesterton 317, 2. Western 333, 3. Crown Point 333, 4. Lafayette Jefferson 349, 5. Lake Central 350, 6. Twin Lakes 356, 7. Munster 361, 8. Culver Academy 363, 9. Valparaiso 365, 10. Northwestern 372, 11. Logansport 372, 12. Lafayette Central Catholic 390, 13. West Lafayette Harrison 392, 14. LaPorte 404, 15. Kankakee Valley 405, 16. John Glenn 427, 17. Boone Grove 433, 18. Winamac 442.

Individual Results

Andrean -- Allison Petro 110.

Benton Central -- Ashley Braaksma 94.

Boone Grove -- Meghan Spalla 97, Stephanie De La Fuentes 119, Sara Gernenz 104, Jhanel Reed 119, Breana Kraus 113.

Chesterton -- Grace Davis 75, Elyse Stasil 79, Cara Kroeger 80, Andrea Hanas 83, Lexy Hanas 95.

Crown Point -- Tiffany Curtis 79, Emily Harvey 83, Taylor Mrzlock 81, Leah Huffner 98, Rileigh Haas 90.

Culver Academy -- Lauren Read 83, Hannah Brumback 88, Amanda Kurleff 93, Natalie Peric 111, Madison Murphy 99.

Hammond Bishop Noll -- Jailynn Thomas 95.

Hanover Central -- Megan Baldwin 99.

Highland -- Emily Smith 101.

John Glenn -- Anna Schmeltz 92, Lilly McElwee 107, Mattie Reese 111, Carlee Donathen 117, Summer Brantley 118.

Kankakee Valley -- Hannah Herma 100, Kayla Green 101, Erin Gouwens 103, Kaitlin Moore 101, Hannah Veldman 131.

Kokomo -- Lucy Mavrick 93.

LaCrosse -- Lauren Bailey 80.

Lake Central -- Alexis Miestrowski 73 (MEDALIST), Allie Onest 91, Brooke Scartozzi 89, Stephanie Sanders 97, Kaitlin George 101.

Lafayette Central Catholic -- Morgan Brown 74, Ellie McPherson 96, Lizzie Marlatt 117, Megan Koerner 109, Katie Rosebraug 111.

Lafayette Jefferson -- Jacqueline Donahue 93, Kaylee Cox 88, Jordan Cox 84, Megan Donahue 92, Sydney Gregory 85.

LaPorte -- Hannah Schuster 104, Zoe Bales 100, Claire Miller 105, Bethany Schuster 102, Emily Wilmsen 98.

Logansport -- Kristina Kniesly 75, Grace Boyd 93, Megan Farris 98, Ali Williams 106, Baileigh Bair 126.

Lowell -- Maddie Binder 93.

Maconaquah -- Brandi Jones 92.

McCutcheon -- Maddy Webster 91, Jessica Wood 100.

Michigan City -- Maggie Seizys 104, Thespina Dabagia 114.

Munster -- Nicole Howard 81, Gabie Ingoglia 100, Serena Marin 97, Sara Ladd 90, Emma Ladd 93.

New Prairie -- Kara Blair 74.

Northwestern -- Taylor Hunt 88, Emily Martin 98, Amanda Wilson 95, Hannah Newell 95, Lauren Miller 94.

Pioneer -- Brandlyn Sholly 107.

Portage -- Olivia Wood 98.

Rensselaer Central -- Jill Lucero 96.

Taylor -- Daysi Jarvis 103.

Twin Lakes -- Kaitlyn Cook 86, Grace Winkle 90, Gabby Snowberger 87, Mallory Gardiner 93, Claire Garbison 93.

Valparaiso -- Elise Lee 83, Ema Gilliana 81, Erika Castanon 99, Grace Cusson 102, Claire Lee 110.

Western -- Minka Gill 83, Trina Gill 81, lauren Tuchscherer 84, Victoria Gingerich 85, Hattie Johnson 94.

West Lafayette Harrison -- Ally Ross 85, Abby Summers 99, Lauren Laux 107, Gabby Reynolds 107, Teryn Azpell 109.

Winamac -- Gabby Behny 106, Jillian Crist 107, Addison Roudebusch 119, Courtney Kopka 110, Emily Kestle 130.

 

 

Posted 9/28/2015

 
 
 
 

 

 

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