Waubonsie Valley has been searching for the right mix of scores all season.
In Monday’s Upstate Eight Valley Tournament at St. Andrews in West Chicago, the Warriors put it all together.
Led by medalist and conference player of the year Bing Singhsumalee’s 69, the Warriors shot a season-low 321 to win the meet and finish atop the season standings. The Warriors were coming off a 325 Saturday at the Naperville North Invitational at Naperbrook.
“We’re getting a little more consistent,” Waubonsie coach John Farnan said. “We had some rounds during the regular season that weren’t very consistent, but this is the time of year where we need to be consistent.”
Singhsumalee overcame an early bogey with three birdies to post her 69, which Farnan said is right around her season average.
“I felt pretty good,” Singhsumalee said. “My approach shots are really straight right now. My putting was kind of off, but I think everybody struggled with putting (Monday). The greens were really difficult.”
Kayla McHale (79) and Arushi Singh (81) helped out Singhsumalee. Kerrigan Boose shot a 92 to cap the scoring.
“(Kayla) and Arushi have been close all year,” Farnan said. “It’s nice to see those two play well. They’re going to be the key for us (in the postseason).”
Metea Valley capped a very solid conference season with a 339 for second place. Once again leading the Mustangs were Niquole Mangal (75) and Katelyn Kline (76), who had an eagle on No. 8. Erin Foster added a 90 and Stephanie Tom shot a 98.
“We’re on a nice little roll,” Metea coach Rob Jordan said. “We’ll see what happens at regionals. Niquole and Katelyn played well, finished right behind (Neuqua Valley junior Jessica Yuen) and Bing. That’s kind of been the way it has gone. They played well. It’s been a good season overall. Boy, it really went by fast.”
Yuen, the defending Class AA state champion, finished with a 72 to lead Neuqua to a 356.
“I think I played well, minus the three three-putts,” Yuen said. “Both of us (Yuen and Singhsumalee) were having trouble (putting). She was closer to the pin than I was. My drives were on point. I wish my wedge shots were better. I was in the fairway mostly. I’m playing pretty well compared to the start of the season, when I shot a 79. I think I have bounced back.”
Glenbard East shot a 365, led by an 84 from Gillian Ostrowski. Grace Ludwig shot an 88.