New Trier wins rain-delayed girls golf sectional, Loyola advances

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Senior Lois Suh carded a 79 to lead the New Trier girls golf team to a weather-delayed championship at the Class AA Warren Sectional Tuesday.

New Trier posted a team score of 323, besting Prospect’s 330 to earn top honors and a team berth in the state tournament that starts Friday at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth. Seniors Becca Linblad (82), Lauren Holly (82) and Lauren Sigurdson (87), junior Louise McCulloch (80) and freshman Rachel Rhee (92) also posted scores for the Trevians.

Loyola, behind a pair of 81s from juniors Nicole Wetoska and Blake Yaccino, grabbed the third and final team berth at state. The Ramblers also got scores from junior Madison Banas (88), sophomores Margaret Hickey (83) and Colleen Hufman (95) and freshman Nina Rutkowski (89).

Libertyville (343), Guilford (348), Barrington (349), Carmel (359), Highland Park (359), Crystal Lake Central (365) and Deerfield (370) rounded out the top 10.

Poor weather forced the suspension of sectional play Monday. The tournament was restarted at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Guilford freshman Madasyn Pettersen earned medalist honors with a 73.

“Today, we had some pretty good downpours,” Loyola coach Jim Jackimiec said. “The golf course did as good a job as they could of kind of cleaning up the greens for today. But even as the last couple of groups were going through, there was some standing water on the green that they had to play around. It was not the kind of day I’d play golf in.”

Also advancing to state as individuals were: Highland Park senior Kelli Ono (75), Barrington sophomore Reena Sulkar (77), Lake Forest junior Emily Young (77), Fremd juniors Haezi Jung (79) and Jaehee Hur (81), Vernon Hills senior Kari Lee (80), Libertyville sophomore Simone Mikaelian (81) and senior Jessica Lovinger (81) and Deerfield senior Lauren Kelsey (81).

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