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CHS Girls Golf takes 2nd at IHSAA Sectional, advances to Regionals

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The goal was simple for Chesterton’s girls’ golf team: Advance out of the sectional.

Goal accomplished.

With a team total of 410, the Trojans held off Portage by four strokes to place second at the Valparaiso Sectional held at Valparaiso Country Club.

The host Vikings won their third straight sectional with a 334 led by medalist Grace Cusson, who shot a six-over par 78.

Valpo, Chesterton and Portage advance as teams to next Saturday’s Lafayette Jefferson Regional at Battle Ground Golf Club.

“We were here against Valpo in a match earlier this year we shot a 238 over nine holes so we were a little nervous that (Friday) would go a little bit differently,” Chesterton coach Jordan Nelson said. “The girls put a lot of work in and a lot of preparation and played a heck of a lot better today. We knew if we were somewhere around 400, we had a pretty good chance to advance.

The Trojans improved 10 strokes off last year’s score which was aided by a medalist performance by Elyse Stasil.

“We had Stasil’s score last year and still shot a 420 and our lowest score was 100 today, so everyone’s right around that number. That’s a pretty good improvement,” Nelson said. “We have a super young core we’ve been working with all season and we’re excited for them to get a chance to play at regionals.”

Chesterton was led by 100s from both Madison Simms and Addison Gentry, the team’s No. 1 and 5 golfers, respectively.

“Gentry has been in kind of a JV/varsity role all season,” Nelson said. “She played really well at the Pat Ford Invitational last week and has been playing pretty solid as of late and obviously she was a big contributing factor in that No. 5 spot for us today. She’s been trying to get anywhere under 100 and was a little disappointed to not get under it, but it was still a solid score.

“Sims is a junior, but is still our oldest varsity golfer. She’s been trying to turn some corners this year. She had some better rounds as a sophomore and has been working on getting to that level again. She’s still been a contributing factor every time she’s played.”

Katelyn McCoy (104), Brooke Smith (106) and Peyton Martinson (110) rounded out the scores for the Trojans.

“A couple of girls struggled a little bit, but for the most part it was a good team score and it was good enough to get out,” Nelson said.

IHSAA Sectional


Team Results

1. Valparaiso, 334; 2. Chesterton, 410; 3. Portage, 414; 4. Boone Grove, 471; 5. Hanover Central, 502; 6. LaCrosse, 520.

Individual Results

Valparaiso -- Grace Cusson 78 (MEDALIST), Claire Lee 83, Wynne Aldrich 83, Annika Johnson 90.

Chesterton -- Madison Simms 100, Addison Gentry 100, Katelyn McCoy 104, Brooke Smith 106, Peyton Martinson 110.

Portage -- Olivia Wood 84, Peyton Panozzo 106, Hannah Doell 108, Gina Kapinos 116.

Boone Grove -- Brei 111, Ehrlich 113, Olivia Mshar 123, Sami Mokol 124.

Hanover Central -- Sitkowski 109, Madison Victor 122, Sophia Sanchez 129, Alora Kelly 142.

LaCrosse -- Autumn Scarborough 114, Madison Conover 120, Samantha Vance 136, Noel Bouborekas 150.

Wheeler -- Caitlin Strezovski 123, Reema Zabaneh 142, Taylor Joseph 172.

Merrillville -- Emmani Ellis 157, Chanel Day 161, Razariah Combs 172.


Posted 9/17/2018




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