POPLAR GROVE – Burlington Central senior Jenna Kurosky conquered Timber Pointe Golf Club in her final try Wednesday.
Kurosky’s 83 won the Big Northern Conference East girls tournament and marked her best score in four BNC meets at Timber Pointe.
“It’s a really nice course, and I enjoy playing it,” Kurosky said. “A lot of strategy for the course, and it’s nice to play there. There’s a lot of lay-ups for creeks running across the fairway and some of the sand bunkers in front of greens are tough.”
Kurosky’s younger sister, sophomore Josie, carded an 87 to finish fifth individually. BC shot 369 as a team to place second. Richmond-Burton, unbeaten in duals, took first with a 361.
Jenna Kurosky edged Richmond-Burton’s Blake Betke (84) for medalist honors. Kurosky said she felt “a little nervous on the first tee, but I got over it pretty quickly.”
Northern Illinois Big 12 East tournament: At Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle, Kaneland shot 321 to finish third in the tournament and NI Big 12 East standings. Yorkville (308) was champion, while DeKalb (312) took second.
The Knights’ Matt Yonkovich carded an even-par 72 to place third individually. Brody Kuhar (81), Jake Hed (83) and Stephen Cannell (85) also scored as Kaneland geared up for Tuesday’s Class 2A Aurora Central Catholic Regional at Phillips Park.
“Hopefully, we can get our game going by next week,” Knights coach Mark Meyer said. “This is one of those tournaments where we want to take what we can from it and learn from our mistakes and improve for the next tournament. Keep looking ahead so that we can do better on Tuesday.”
St. Francis 2, St. Edward 0 (25-16, 25-20): At Wheaton, Natalie Murison (17 assists), Sam Dubiel (15 digs) and Mary Boken (nine kills) boosted St. Francis, which improved to 22-2 and 7-0 in the Suburban Christian Conference.
Rosary 2, Aurora Christian 0 (25-14, 25-18): At Aurora, host Rosary (9-16, 3-5 SCC) earned the sweep behind Michaela Ping (nine kills) and Martha Konovodoff (eight digs).
Marian Central 2, Wheaton Academy 0 (25-22, 25-20): At Woodstock, Wheaton Academy suffered its second successive SCC sweep.
Geneva 5, Rosary 2: At Geneva, Grace Krueger, Kirby Einck and Elizabeth Prendergast helped the 11-3 Vikings sweep singles play. Rosary’s top doubles tandem of Andrea Goyao and Megan Conlin won, 6-3, 6-4.
St. Francis 5, St. Edward 0: At Elgin, St. Francis yielded a combined three games in the dual, all in singles wins from Ava Kolman and Mia Mazza. Shannon Donovan and Samantha Robinson teamed for a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.
Burlington Central 3, Harvard 1: At Burlington, BC (14-1, 9-0 BNC) extended its winning streak to 12 matches as Matt O’Connor tallied a pair of goals.