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Carpenter played in the Western Women’s Junior Championship in Cincinnati, where she made it into the round of 16 in match play and won the stroke play event. She also finished in the top 15 at the Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year Championship.
“I won an award called the Marion Miley Bracelet,” Carpenter said. “It’s awarded to the low combined gross score for the Women’s Western National Amateur and the Women’s Western Jr. National Amateur. I’ll have my name engraved on the bracelet with Cristie Kerr and Nancy Lopez.”
The summer season also has been a time of growth for the Paeglow brothers. While Jack has played more tournament golf over the summer, Brett, the younger of the two, has been playing golf more at his own pace, working on specific skills in practice.
“I’ve been working on bunker shots,” Brett Paeglow said. “I think it is important to know how to hit out of them and once you get good at them, they’re fun.”
Jack Paeglow has worked a lot on his mental game by playing in a more competitive setting.
“Most of what I have been working on is just playing well,” Jack Paeglow said. “There’s nothing really, golf-wise; it’s much more of my demeanor and how I react to bad shots. I felt like I’ve had the shots, but I am just not reacting to them the best way I could.”
With so many accomplishments for the program under his watch, Cordes has his eyes set on a first for the program.
“We always set the bar high,” Cordes said. “We haven’t made the state meet. We play in a very tough sectional with the north suburbs, and it is tough to get out of there as a team. But we always set that as our goal.”