DeKalb sophomore Maggie Russell shot a 92 at the Class AA Burlington Central Regional held at Sycamore Golf Club, and was one of the 10 individuals to earn a sectional spot.
Russell advances to the Class AA Rockford Guilford Sectional at Ingersoll Golf Course on Monday.
It’s the second straight year Russell has advanced to sectionals.
“She played very smart. The idea was play conservative, and then when you get a chance to really do well, to do that,” DeKalb coach Chuck Schramm said. “She played consistently her first nine and started doing better when it was really wide open her second nine.”
Kaneland’s Tori Guyton also earned a sectional spot, shooting an 83. The Knights’ Julia VanGemert advanced with a 99.
Five qualify out of Byron: Five area individuals earned sectional spots out of the Class A Byron Regional at Prairie View Golf Course.
Genoa-Kingston’s Katie Thurlby (98), Andrea Strohmaier (100) and Sarah Howes (106) were among the 10 individual qualifiers. Samantha Bergstrand (108) and Delaney Bend (109) qualified for Indian Creek. Lauren Frances had a 113 for the Timberwolves but missed the cut.
The five qualifiers will compete at the Class A Freeport Aquin Sectional at Park Hills VanGemert.
“Very, very happy for Samantha and Delaney. It’s always good to see somebody qualify and go on to the sectionals,” Indian Creek coach Keith Haag said. “They worked on their games this year.”
The Timberwolves finished fourth as a team, shooting a 444 and missing the sectional by six strokes. Genoa-Kingston was fifth with a 468.
Royals’ Weissinger earns sectional spot: Hinckley-Big Rock senior Kim Weissinger was among the 10 individuals that qualified out of the Class A Westminster Christian Regional at Golf Club of Illinois. Weissinger shot a 107 for the Royals, who took sixth as a team with a 446.
Weissinger advances to Saturday’s Freeport Aquin Sectional.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Knights win at Byron: Kaneland took the top four spots in the 5K run at the Byron Handicap Races, and the Knights won the meet with a score of 16. Genoa-Kingston took sixth with 234 points.
Dylan Kuipers won the meet with a mark of 17:29.55, while Jimmy Walker was second at 17:54.44 and Mitch Reger third (17:55.70). The Knights’ Kyle Carter was fourth at 17:57.48.
CJ McPherson was G-K’s top finisher, coming in 43rd at 20:18.73. The Cogs’ Kevin McLean was 46th at 20:30.00.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Hebel leads Cogs at Byron: Genoa-Kingston’s Nicole Hebel took 30th in the 5K run at the Byron Handicap Races, finishing with a time of 24:56.90. Shelby Mazza was 32nd at 25:07.40, while Maggie Bouque came in 33rd at 25:10.20.
The Cogs took fourth as a team with a score of 148.
Co-op gets win: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op defeated South Elgin, 124-56.