ROCKFORD – The St. Charles North girls golf team finished in third place out of 22 teams at the Rockford Guilford Invitational on Saturday as the North Stars gave their best showing at the annual event in "quite a while," North coach Chris Patrick said.
Carly Hudon led North with a 6-over par 78, while Gianna Furrie (82), Kate Lillie (87) and Jessica Grill (92) also contributed to North's team score of 339, which trailed tournament champion Prospect and runners-up Fremd.
"I was hoping to finish in the top three or four," Patrick said. "I know Naperville North played today, too, and I think they were three or four strokes behind us but missing two of their top six, so they had three really good scores, and then they had to count a 102, I think, but it was nice for us to see that competition we haven't seen since the beginning of the year to see if we've improved at all."
The tournament took place at Ingersoll Golf Course.
"One of those typical municipal courses," Patrick said. "Pretty long, a lot of trees and small greens, so they're hitting hybrids and longer irons and fairway woods into some of these smaller greens, so getting up and down is critical. If you're off at all, the score is going to creep up there."
Wheaton North Tournament: St. Charles North absorbed its first losses of the season, falling to Benet and Sandburg, to finish fourth in the tournament.
North's Taylor Krage (41 kills for the weekend) was named to the all-tournament team.
St. Charles North 101, Barrington 85: At Barrington, North took the meet, including wins in the 50-yard freestyle (25.57 seconds) and 100 freestyle (55.69) from Samantha Sauer.
Pepsi Showdown: Wheaton Academy lost to Morton, 2-1, in the semifinal round of the Pepsi Showdown. The Warriors (8-2) got a second half goal by Ty Seager.
Rosary Invitational: At Oswego, Rosary (10 points) finished in third out of four teams behind tournament champion Waubonsie Valley (14 points) and Oswego (12). Alex Carter went 3-0 at No. 3 singles for the Royals.