Nikki Marquardt continues Stevenson success at NSC tourney

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LAKE FOREST — Stevenson has a nice tradition going at Deerpath Golf Course, but Lake Forest’s girls golf team is the group to beat.

The Scouts took home their second consecutive North Suburban Conference Championship Tuesday on the par-72 course despite finishing four strokes higher in the team score than Libertyville’s 356. Mundelein was third at 369.

The NSC champion is determined by a combination of team score and dual meet results throughout the season.

Stevenson senior Nikki Marquardt followed the tradition set by the graduated Stephanie Miller, who won three consecutive individual championships at Deerpath. Marquardt posted the lowest score of the afternoon at 78, with Lake Forest sophomore Emily Young finishing just behind her with a 79.

Marquardt posted an impressive 38 on the front nine before running into some trouble on the 15th hole.

“It was going pretty well until 15,” she said. “I was 1 over at that point, but then struggled a bit. I was able to put that away though and finished strong. It’s a tight course and tree-lined so that can lend itself to some problems.”

Lake Forest coach Marlene Miller was pleased with the results of her group, led by Young, who finished strong with a 39 on the back nine. Senior Allie Hubbard shot a 90 and no one on the team shot worse than a 108.

“It went really well,” Marlene Miller said. “Emily broke 80 and we were really satisfied with the scores in the middle. The hope is always that no one blows up and everything averages out.

Libertyville’s Emma Hoskins finished with the third-best individual score at 80.

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