Senior Reagan Kennedy shot a final round 73 and tied for 11th to lead Varsity High to a fifth-place finish Saturday in the Class 2A Girls’ State Tournament at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth.
U High shot 307 on Saturday for a two-day total of 625. Hinsdale Central took the title at 600, seven strokes ahead of Stevenson with Glenbrook North third (609).
Kennedy’s 148 total was one shot away from earning all-state honors for the Illinois State rookie. She was a Class 1A All-Stater in 2019 and a Class 2A All-Stater last year.
Another U High senior, Lauren Cervantes, shot 77-158 to tie in the 44th while junior Ihnera Gerongay shot 77-159 to tie in the 48th. Other U High golfers were junior Adrian Allen (80-160) and freshmen Natalie Ocheltree (81-167) and Paige Fischer (91-182).
Medalist honors went to Nicole Johnson of Edwardsville after a 68-138.
CLASS 1A GIRLS
El Paso-Gridley senior Sarah Bond is tied for 19th after shooting 75-156 at Red Tail Run Golf Club.
Mount Carmel’s Madelyn Young was a medalist leading her team to a blistering title. Young shot 68-137 as Mount Carmel’s 600 total was 35 shots ahead of Rockford Boylan.
CLASS 1A BOYS
Roanoke-Benson senior DJ Norman shot 80-156 to tie for 13th at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.
Central Catholic senior Liam Campbell tied for 36th (81-162) and his brother, junior Connor Campbell, tied for 41st (81-163). Roanoke-Benson junior Nolan Hunter shot 87-172.
Effingham St. Anthony shot 297 in the final round for a total of 618 to pass first-round leader Chicago Latin (623). St. Anthony sophomore Joey Trupiano beat Litchfield’s Tug Schwab in the playoff for the medalist after tying at 148.
CLASS 2A BOYS
Bloomington senior Sam Rink tied for 17th after shooting 77-153 at Weibring Golf Club, while University High senior Nick Manning tied for 58th (80-162).
St. Ignatius repeated as the tag team champion with a total of 603, three shots ahead of Benton.
Medalist honors went to Champaign Central senior Wade Schacht, who beat Geneseo’s Hayden Moore in the playoffs. They were tied with 142 totals after both shooting 1 under par 70 on Saturday.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Community Normal senior Kalen Mapugay finished tied for 72nd after shooting 87-167 at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course. Also tied at 167 is Belleville East senior Noah Ramos, a former Ridgeview golfer, who shot 82 on Saturday.
New Trier’s total of 603 edged Hinsdale Central by two strokes for the tag team title with defending champion Glenbrook North in third (609).
New Trier junior Johnny Creamean was a playoff medalist with Lake Forest’s Tadgh Burke after finishing at 146. There was a four-way tie for third which included Beijing senior Carter Stevenson (73-147).
PHOTOS: Day 1 of the IHSA State Boys Golf Tournament in Bloomington-Normal
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