The Genoa-Kingston girls golf team won its first-ever regional title Wednesday, taking first place at the Class A Johnsburg Regional with a score of 371.
Andrea Strohmaier had the Cogs’ top score, shooting an 81. Emily Wakeley finished with an 85 for G-K, and Katie Thurlby had a 99.
“Emily Wakeley hit the ball great and she putted really well,” G-K coach Darrin LaForce said. “She left a few out there. Andrea had one of her best ball-striking days of the year.”
The Cogs will host the sectional meet at the Oak Club on Monday.
Hudon, Russell earn sectional berths: Sycamore junior Carly Hudon shot an 85 at the Class AA Freeport Regional, earning a spot in Monday’s Burlington Central Sectional. DeKalb freshman Maggie Russell also advanced, shooting a 98.
T’Wolves advance two, Royals one: Indian Creek’s Virginia Filicetti shot a 92 at the Class A Stillman Valley Regional, earning a spot in Monday’s Genoa-Kingston Sectional at the Oak Club. Indian Creek’s Lauren Frances (113) also advanced.
Filicetti’s 92 was an 18-hole personal best for the season.
“I observed both girls play most of their rounds and as well as they shot they could’ve done better,” Timberwolves coach Keith Haag said. “They had a little room to improve out there and they know it, and I think they can play even better for the sectional.”
Indian Creek finished fourth as a team with 438 points.
Hinckley-Big Rock’s Caitlyn Fecht shot a 110 to qualify for sectionals. Taylor Prellberg finished with a 116, but missed the cut.
“Caitlyn’s experience at regionals as a freshman and sophomore really paid off today. She knew that she needed to post a number and she went after that number during her second nine holes,” H-BR coach Greg Jourdan said. “She was poised during the difficult back nine and stayed within her game. I am sure Caitlyn will enter Monday’s sectional relaxed and confident.”
Somonauk won the meet, shooting a 374. Jessica Schultz led the Bobcats with a career-best 68 and was the meet medalist. Amy Swanson finished with an 87 for Somonauk.
Co-op wins again: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op team won all 11 events in a 95-67 win over South Elgin.
DeKalb-Sycamore’s individual winners were Jensen Keck (200 free), Natalie Carlson (200 IM), Bailey Flemming (50 free), Alexa Miller (100 fly), Emily Cook (100 free), Kylie Olson (100 back) and Jessie Howland (100 breast).
The DeKalb-Sycamore team of Olson, Keck, Miller and Flemming won the 200 medley and 200 free relays, while Keck, Cook, Kate Barresi and Sam LeBlanc won the 400 free relay.
DeKalb-Sycamore is now 6-0 on the season.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Kaneland wins invite: Kaneland took first at the Byron Invite, finishing with 26 points. Phil Cutsinger led the Knights, taking first place in 17 minutes, 5 seconds.
Joe Kuipers was second at 17:10.09. Kaneland’s Matt Rodway took fifth (17:37.77), while teammate Nick Albano was seventh (17:44.44).
G-K soccer loses conference match: Harvard beat Genoa-Kingston, 5-0. The Cogs are now 11-6-1 and 5-5-1 in the Big Northern East.
“Harvard played really well and they were clearly the better team tonight,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “I really don’t think we played bad, we were just outmatched this evening.”