girls golf team finished runner-up in the IHSAA Sectional at Valparaiso
Country Club on Friday, advancing to Saturday’s IHSAA Regional at
Battleground in Lafayette.
Valparaiso won the
team title (365), followed by the Trojans (395), Portage (454), LaCrosse
(460) and Merrillville (519).
“I’m very pleased
with our overall performance as a team,” Chesterton coach Tommy Berry said.
“We broke 400 again and on an extremely difficult course.”
Madison Simms and
Katelyn McCoy both fired 90 to lead the Trojans.
“Madi and Katelyn
both played well enough to be tied for the second lowest rounds of the day,”
Berry said. “I’m really pleased at how Madi Battled through the round. She
wasn’t striking the ball as well as she can, but she was mentally tough
enough to grind it out for a solid score.
“Katelyn is right
there as well. I’m confident in her ability to play well at Battleground.”
Paige House shot
105 for Chesterton and Zoe Swanson was the fourth counted score (110).
“Paige has really
turned the corner and played extremely well for us down the stretch,” Berry
said. “She really has improved throughout the season and stepped up for us
again when one of her teammates was struggling.
“Zoe has been
steady all year and put in another solid performance for us today.”
rounded out the scoring (115).
struggled today, I know she’s a gamer and will be prepared next week at the
Regional,” Berry said. “Even though she struggled, she still kept her
composure and shot a very respectable score. I know she’ll bounce back next
week at Battleground.”
Aldrich was medalist with a two-over-par 74.
AT VALPO COUNTRY
CLUB, Par 72
1. Valparaiso, 365;
2. Chesterton, 395; 3. Portage, 454; 4. LaCrosse, 460; 5. Merrillville, 519;
6. Hanover Central, NTS; 7. Boone Grove, NTS.
Madison Simms 90, Katelyn McCoy 90, Addison Gentry 115, Zoe Swanson 110,
Paige House 105.
Portage -- Jordan
Jacobs 96, Elena Lugo 129, Savannah Payne-Gall 115, Cassandra Hall 118,
Alanna Switzer 125.
Valparaiso -- Wynne
Aldrich 74, Annika Johnson 91, Sidney Husair 99, Abby Alex 101, Bronwyn
LaCrosse -- Autumn
Scarborough 105, Madi Conover 123, Noel Boubourikas 118, Samantha Vance 140,
Lillie Cox 114.
Quiara Dortch 132, Chanel Day 136, Sincere Peterson 118, Bria Ealy 133, Zion
Hanover Central --
Isabel Sitkowski 101, Sophia Sanchez 109, Hope Walkowiak 121.
Boone Grove --
Ashlee Sinkiewicz 139.