SCOREBOARD WATCHING: GIRLS GOLF
The freshman made a statement.
Glenbrook South’s Maria Perakis came up with an impressive finish in her first IHSA state meet. Her 36-hole score of 152 placed her in tie for 19th at the Class 2A state meet at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur on Oct. 13-14.
Perakis got out to a great start. On Day One, she shot a 35 on the front nine and added a 39 on the second nine.
Glenbrook South finished 11th as a team with a 668, while New Trier took the title with a 603.
GBS also received solid efforts from junior Hanna Tanaka (155) and senior Sophia Lau (164). The medalist was NT’s Penelope Tir (144).
Loyola Academy: The Ramblers finished eighth (640) at the Class 2A girls golf state tournament last weekend in Forsyth, with senior Nina Rutkowski leading the way with a 30th-place 155 (76-79) at Hickory Point Golf Course. Sophomores Mary Boesen (161) and Grace Kryscio (166) ended up second and third, respectively, among Ramblers. Senior Tatum Koehn and juniors Lilly Gentzkow and Shea Graf also competed for LA.
Highland Park: The Giants’ lone state qualifier, junior Julia Shafir, finished 54th at state in Forsyth, carding a two-day total of 162 (77-85) — tied for the fourth-best state showing in program history. Only two other Giants had shot a lower state round than the 77 Shafir recorded on Oct. 13.
“Excellent performance,” Highland Park coach Cathy Nachman said. “My assistant coach [Jessica Berens] and I are very proud of Julia’s accomplishments this season.”
Wheaton Academy Sectional
— It’s a two-Tir attack.
The sister combo of Audrey and Penelope Tir highlighted New Trier’s first-place showing at the Class 2A Wheaton Academy Sectional at Pheasant Run on Oct. 9. The Trevians shot a 300 to win the event by 14 strokes over runner-up Loyola Academy. Glenbrook South also advanced to this weekend’s state meet in Decatur by placing third with a 319.
Freshman Audrey Tir shot a 72 (3rd place) to lead NT’s charge. Junior Penelope Tir shot a 73 to share fourth place with Wheaton Warrenville South’s Sarah Hausenstein.
Seniors Rachel Rhee (77) and Megan Gabor (78) were NT’s other scorers. Juniors Abbie Kaestle (80) and Lizzie Kenter (84) were the team’s other competitors.
LA was paced by senior Nina Rutkowski (76), junior Lilly Gentzkow (77) and sophomore Mary Boesen (77). Sophomore Grace Kryscio helped out with an 84.
Hanna Tanaka turned in a standout performance for Glenbrook South. The junior shot a 71 to earn runner-up honors, one stroke in back of medalist Nicole Hansen of Lake Park.
Maria Perakis continued her fine freshman season with the Titans by carding a 75 to share sixth place with Fenwick’s Stephanie Mroz.
GBS senior Sophia Lau came in with a 78.
Meanwhile, Glenbrook North junior Ashley Choi kept her season alive. She qualified as an individual with a 78.
— Highland Park’s Julia Shafir will cap her junior season with a trip to the state meet this weekend.
She shot a 79 at the Class 2A Barrington Sectional on Oct. 9.
The host Fillies took first place (305) on the Makray Memorial Course. Barrington’s Nicole Ciskowski was the medalist (73).
St. Charles (318) and Stevenson (328) also advanced, while Lake Forest finished seventh (369) in the 12-team field. Erin Shalala, a junior, had the Scouts’ best score (89).
GLENBROOK NORTH REGIONAL
— Rachel Rhee rose to the occasion.
Which is nothing new for the New Trier standout. The senior shot a 71 to earn medalist honors at the Class 2A Glenbrook North Regional at Sportsman’s Golf Club on Oct. 4.
Rhee’s strong outing paved the way for the Trevians, who finished at the top of the leader board with a 301. Loyola Academy (316) and Glenbrook South (326) also qualified to the Wheaton Academy Sectional on Oct. 9.
NT junior Penelope Tir claimed runner-up honors with a 75, while freshman Audrey Tir shot a 77 to share third place with LA junior Lilly Gentzkow and Glenbrook South freshman Maria Perakis.
NT’s other scorer was junior Abbie Kaestle (78). Senior Megan Gabor shot an 84.
LA’s other scorers included senior Tatum Koehn (78), sophomore Mary Boesen (80) and junior Shea Graf (81). Senior Nina Rutkowski came in with an 83, while sophomore Grace Kryscio added an 85.
Glenbrook South senior Sophia Lau carded a 78 to share sixth place with Kaestle and Koehn. The other scorers for GBS included junior Hanna Tanaka (80) and sophomore Ysabella Arrojo (91).
Glenbrook North didn’t qualify as a team (356), but the Spartans will advance five players to the sectional: junior Ashley Choi (81), senior Stephanie Suh (85), junior Leah Won (93), freshman Claire Choi (97) and junior Ashley Suh (98).
— Nothing bittersweet about this.
Lake Forest came out as one of the advancing teams in the Class 2A Warren Regional on Oct. 4.
The Scouts scored a 377 to take third place behind Carmel Catholic (364) and Vernon Hills (368) at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee.
It was a particularly good outing for junior Erin Shalala. She shot an 89 for fourth place.
The LF’s other scorers were freshman Susa Carlson (92), junior Isabella Martino (96) and junior Clare Green (100).
Carmel freshman Maria Stephens was the medalist (80).
The sectional will be held at Makray Memorial Golf Course in Barrington on Oct. 9.
— Highland Park will send two players — Juniors Julia Shafir and Jennifer Berardi — to the Barrington Sectional on Oct. 9.
Shafir qualified by shooting an 83 at the Class 2A Palatine Regional at Palatine Hills Golf Course on Oct. 4. Berardi advanced with an 87.
HP wound up sixth in the 11-team field with a 354.
Barrington (307), Prospect (321) and Stevenson (329) ended up as the top three teams. Barrington’s Caroline Smith was the medalist (70).
Deerfield placed fifth (343) behind Buffalo Grove (341). Two Warriors qualified to the sectional: senior Elyse Emerzian (77) and sophomore Grade Baddeley (83).
— Penelope Tir tore it up.
The New Trier standout shot a 68 to earn medalist honors at the Central Suburban Conference tournament at Wilmette Golf Club on Sept. 27.
Tir and her teammates ended up winning the team title with a 307.
Glenbrook South took second with a 320 to finish ahead of Deerfield (335), Highland Park (350), Glenbrook North (359), Maine South (361), Vernon Hills (370), Maine West (411), Evanston (415) and Niles West (416).
In addition to Tir, the Trevians had four other players finish in the top 10: Audrey Tir (tied for 4th, 77), Abbie Kaestle (7th, 80), Rachel Rhee (tied for 10th, 82) and Megan Gabor (tied for 10th, 82). Lizzie Kenter shot an 89 for 20th place.
GBS was led by runner-up Maria Perakis (73). Hanna Tanaka and Sophia Lau recorded 77s to share fourth place with Audrey Tir.
Julia Shafir was HP’s top player (tied for 12th, 83). The other scorers for the Giants were Lexi Kovitz (tied for 15th, 87), Emilia Schwenk (tied for 15th, 87) and Jennifer Berardi (tied for 24th, 93).
GBN was paced by Ashley Choi (tied for 12th, 83). Gina Kim shot a 90 (tied for 21st).
— Nina Rutkowski claimed medalist honors as Loyola Academy took first place in the GCAC Tournament at Green Garden Country Club on Sept. 28.
Rutkowski carded a 35 on the front nine and a 37 on the back nine. Her 72 was backed up nicely by two teammates who finished in the top five: Tatum Koehn (73) and Grace Kryscio (79). Mary Boesen and Shea Graf added 80s.
LA won the team title with a 304.
NORTH SUBURBAN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
— Erin Shalala and Isabella Martino turned in solid efforts for Lake Forest at the North Suburban Conference tournament.
Shalala carded an 87 on the Bonnie Brook Golf Course on Sept. 27, placing her in tie for fourth with Stevenson’s Katie Hannahs.
Martino shot an 89 to share ninth place with Stevenson’s Sophia Zhuang and Libertyville’s Maggie Burnetti.
As a team, the Scouts finished fifth with a 377. Stevenson cruised to the title with a 326, which was 41 strokes better than runner-up Libertyville. Warren took third (370), while Lake Zurich was fourth (374).
Stevenson was led by Joyce Bai (76), Kelly Dong (77) and Olivia Stromberg (86).
DECATUR EISENHOWER INVITE
— It’s pretty safe to say that she’s taken a liking to this course.
New Trier junior Penelope Tir turned in another stellar performance at the Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur.
Tir claimed medalist honors in a tough field at the Decatur Eisenhower Invite on Sept. 16. And she did it in impressive fashion. Her 69 edged Loyola Academy standout Nina Rutkowski by two strokes. Barrington star Nicole Ciskowski was third with a 72, one stroke better than her teammate, Caroline Smith.
Team-wise, things couldn’t have been any closer. The two North Shore schools shot 306s with Loyola winning the tie-breaker. Barrington placed third with a 310.
Tir has a great history at Hickory Point, which serves as the Class 2A state course. In 2016, Tir placed fourth at state (145). In 2015, as a freshman, she shared sixth place (153).
NT’s other featured performers in the Eisenhower Invite included Rachel Rhee (tied for 5th, 74) and Audrey Tir (tied for 10th, 79). Lizzie Kenter and Abbie Kaestle added 84s.
LA also had three golfers in the top 10: Rutkowski, Lilly Gentzkow (75) and Mary Boesen (79). The scores of Grace Kryscio (81) and Tatum Koehn (82) also were vital.
— Both Highland Park and Lake Forest had a pair of top-10 finishers at the Deerfield Invite on Sept. 16.
Highland Park, which shot a 348 to finish third in the team standings behind Stevenson (327) and Deerfield (340), was led by Lexi Kovitz (83) and Jennifer Berardi (83).
Lake Forest, which placed sixth in the eight-team meet with a 374, received strong play from Isabella Martino (83) and Clare Green (83).
Glenbrook North placed fourth in the team standings (354). Ashley Choi was GBN’s top-10 finisher (83).
HP’s other scorers were Julia Shafir (86) and Samantha Fahn (95), while GBN’s other scorers were Stephanie Suh (86), Leah Won (92) and Claire Choi (93). Gina Kim added a 94 for the Spartans.
— This kind of shooting wins a lot of invites.
But not this one.
New Trier had six players record 84 or better at the Waukegan Invite at Bonnie Brook on Sept. 9 and wound up in a tie for third (323) with Naperville North. Barrington shot a sizzling 311 to finish atop the leader board, five strokes better than runner-up Lincoln-Way Central.
Two Trevians — Rachel Rhee and Audrey Tir — carded 79s. Rhee went home with the 10th-place medal on a tiebreaker.
NT’s also received solid play from Abbie Kaestle (82), Penelop Tir (83), Lizzie Kenter (84) and Megan Gabor (84).
Highland Park continues to show well. Led by Jennifer Berardi (81, 13th) and Julia Shafir (84, tied for 21st), the Giants put up a 351 to place seventh in the 18-team field.
HP’s other scorers were Samantha Fahn (90) and Emilia Schwenk (96).
Isabella Martino was Lake Forest’s top player (89, 33rd) as the Scouts placed 11th with 390 points.
Clare Green and Erin Shalala shared the same score (96) for the Scouts.
Lake County Invite
— Highland Park’s Julia Shafir and Jennifer Berardi hung tough in a tough field at the Lake County Invite at Bonnie Dundde Golf Club on Aug. 19.
Both golfers shot 78s to finish in a tie for seventh place. Their efforts helped the Giants to a third-place team finish (322) behind Deerfield (316) and Stevenson (317). Barrington settled for fourth (337), while Lake Forest came in fifth (347).
HP’s other key contributors were Lexi Kovitz (82, tied for 15th), Emilia Schwenk (84, tied for 18th) and Samantha Fahn (86, tied for 21st).
Lake Forest was paced by Clare Green (84, tied for 18th), Isabella Martino (85, 20th), Kendall Kisselle (88) and Erin Shalala (90).
Two of the state top placers — Deerfield’s Elyse Emerzian and Barrington’s Nicole Ciskowski — battled it for medalist honors. Emerzian wound up the winner (72) by one stroke.
— Glenbrook North Ashley Choi had a memorable meet.
The junior shot a hole-in-one to help her team take third place (379) at the Libertyville Invite at Pine Meadow on Aug. 17.
Highlighted by Elyse Emerzian (74), Deerfield topped the leader board with a 359. Lake Forest came in second (371).
Choi used an 8 iron to ace the 129-yard 17th hole. She finished the 18 holes with a team-best 86 (3rd).
GBN’s Stephanie Suh shot a 95 (9th place tie), while Claire Choi and Ashley Suh added 99s.
LF was led by runner-up Isabella Martino (85). The team also received top-12 showings from Clare Green (8th, 93), Erin Shalala (9th-tie, 95) and Kendall Kisselle (12th, 98).
— Nina Rutkowski earned medalist honors in helping Loyola Academy to a first-place finish at the Fenwick Invite at Midlothian Meadows Golf Club on Aug. 19.
Rutkowski shot a 72, while teammate Lilly Gentzkow finished fifth with an 80.
The Ramblers, who won the team championship with a 323, also received solid showings from Grace Kryscio (84, 12th) and Mary Boesen (14th, 87).
— Led by Maria Perakis, Hanna Tanaka and Sophia Lau, Glenbrook South turned in an impressive performance at the Hersey Invite at Arlington Lakes on Aug. 19.
The Titans shot 311 to win the 12-team title.
Perakis carded a 74 to place third. Tanaka came in with a 75 (4th), while Lau recorded a 77 (6th).
The team’s other scorer was Ysablla Arrojo (85).
— New Trier’s girls golf team is off to a terrific start. The Trevians have opened the 2017 campaign with back-to-back team championships.
Standouts Penelope Tir and Rachel Rhee led the way on Aug. 17, when NT took first place in the Barrington Classic at Lake Barrington Shores. The Trevians claimed the title with 298, seven strokes better than the host Fillies.
Tir, a junior, beat par with a 70, sharing the top spot with Barrington’s Nicole Ciskowski.
Rhee carded a 73, which placed her in a tie for fourth with Barrington’s Caroline Smith.
Loyola Academy senior Nina Rutkowski shot a 72 for third place. The Ramblers placed third in the team standings with a 323.
Others helping NT’s cause included Lizzie Kenter (77, 7th place), Audrey Tir (78, tied for 8th), Abbie Kaestle (79, 10th) and Megan Gabor (85).
LA’s other scorers were Mary Boesen (80), Grace Kryscio (85) and Tatum Koehn (86).
Glenbrook North finished in a tie for fourth place (373) with Wheaton Warrenville South. Libertyville was sixth (404).
GBN was led by Claire Choi (90), Stephanie Suh (91) and Ashley Choi (91).
Meanwhile, the Trevians shot a 316 to win the season-opening Prospect Invite on Aug. 11. St. Charles North was the runner-up (326).
Rhee paced NT with a third-place score of 75 (36-39). Audrey Tir took ninth with a 79. Penelope Tir did not play, while Kaestle and Gabor recorded 81s.
— New Trier shot a 316 to win the season-opening Prospect Invite on Aug. 11. St. Charles North was the runner-up (326).
Rachel Rhee paced NT with a third-place score of 75 (36-39). Audrey Tir took ninth with a 79. Penelope Tir did not play, while Kaestle and Gabor recorded 81s.
— Highland Park opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the Barrington Invite on Aug. 10.
The Giants shot a collective 328 on the Bonnie Dundee Golf Course. The team’s scorers were Julia Shafir (78, tied for 16th), Jennifer Berardi (82, tied for 22nd), Caroline Cunniff (83, tied for 24th) and Lexi Kovitz (85, tied for 29th).
Glenbrook South finished in a tie for sixth (348) with Lake Zurich, while Lake Forest came in eighth (353). The host Fillies took first with a 295.
GBS was led by Maria Perakis (70, tied for 3rd) and Ysabella Arrojo (86).
LF’s top scorers were Isabella Martino (79, tied for 20th) and Erin Shalala (86).
• New Trier d. Highland Park 164 (Highland Park Country Club)
NT: Lizzie Kenter (36, medalist), Rachel Rhee (40), Abbie Kaestle (40), Megan Gabor (42), Olivia Siebert (44), Audrey Tir (45)
HP: Lexi Kovitz (38), Jennifer Berardi (40), Julia Shafir (41), Samantha Fahn (45), Caroline Cunniff (45)
• Lake Forest d. Waukegan 175-234 (Deerpath)
LF: Isabella Martino (41, medalist), Kendall Kisselle (42), Erin Shalala (46), Clare Green (46), Sydney Mullady (46)
• Lake Forest d. Mundelein 182-242 (Countryside)
LF: Erin Shalala (45), Clare Green (45), Isabella Martino (46), Kendall Kisselle (46)
• Highland Park d. Glenbrook North 165-172 (Sportsmans)
HP: Jennifer Berardi (39), Julia Shafir (40), Lexi Kovitz (42), Samantha Fahn (44), Riley Williams (26)
GBN: Ashley Choi (39), Claire Choi (42), Stephanie Suh (44), Gina Kim (47), Ashley Suh (47), Leah Won (49)
• Highland Park d. Lake Forest 173-189 (Highland Park Country Club)
HP: Samantha Fahn (42), Julia Shafir (42), Lexie Kovitz (44), Jennifer Berardi (45), Riley Williams (49)
LF: Clare Green (42), Isabella Martino (45), Erin Shalala (47), Sudney Mullady (55)
• Lake Zurich d. Lake Forest 187-192
LF: Isabella Martino (46), Clare Green (46), Kendall Kisselle (47), Erin Shalala (53)
LZ: Kelsey Kee (44, medalist)
• Highland Park d. Maine West 179-203 (Highland Park CC)
HP: Julia Shafir (40, medalist), Emilia Schwenk (45), Jennifer Berardi (46), Lexi Kovitz (48), Samantha Fahn (49)
• Glenbrook South d. Niles West 145-199
GBS: Maria Perakis (33, medalist), Hanna Tanaka (35), Sophia Lau (36), Olivia DeMattie (41), Kaki Feerick (44)
• Lake Forest d. Libertyville 186-214
LF: Isabella Martino (45), Erin Shalala (45), Clare Green (46), Kendall Kisselle (50)
• Prospect d. Highland Park 163-181 (Prospect GC)
HP: Julia Shfir (40), Jennifer Berardi (45), Samantha Fahn (45), Riley Williams (51), Sydney Kirsch (51)
• Loyola Academy d. Glenbrook South 169-175
LA: Nina Rutkowski (40), Mary Boesen (43), Tatum Koehn (43), Grace Kryscio (43), Lilly Gentzkow (48)
GBS: Hanna Tanaka (40), Maria Perakis (41), Sophia Lau (44), Kaki Feerick (50)
• Warren d. Lake Forest 177-190
LF: Isabella Martino (42), Erin Shalala (46), Kendall Kesselle (50), Clare Green (52)
• Highland Park d. Carmel Catholic (Braeloch GC)
HP: Julia Shafir (42, medalist), Lexi Kovitz (44), Samantha Fahn (46), Jennifer Berardi (47), Caroline Cunniff (48)
• Highland Park d. Vernon Hills 172-205
HP: Julia Shafir (40, medalist), Jennifer Berardi (44), Lexi Kovitz (44), Sydney Kirsch (44), Samantha Fahn (46)
• Stevenson 164, Lake Forest 193
LF: Isabella Martino (44), Clare Green (49), Erin Shalala (50), Susa Carlson (50)
Stevenson: Joyce Bai (35, medalist)
• New Trier d. Lake Forest 149-179
NT: Penelop Tir (34, medalist), Audrey Tir (38), Megan Gabor (38), Abbie Kaestle (39)
LF: Isabella Martino (41), Erin Shalala (43), Sydney Mullady (43), Kendall Kisselle (49)
• Glenbrook South d. Highland Park 335-343 (Glenview Park District)
GBS: Hanna Tanaka (76, medalist), Sophia Lau (80), Maria Perakis (85), Ysabella Arrojo (94)
HP: Lexi Kovitz (79), Julia Shafir (80), Jenny Berardi (87), Emelia Schwenk (97)
• Highland Park d. Deerfield 175-181 (Deerfield Golf Club)
HP: Julia Shafir (42), Jenny Berardi (42), Lexi Kovitz (42), Samantha Fahn (49)
Deerfield: Elyse Emerzian (34, medalist)
• Glenbrook South 156, Deerfield 171, Hersey 195 (Arlington Lakes)
GBS: Hanna Tanaka (33, medalist), Sophia Lau (40), Maria Perakis (41), Kaki Feerick (42)
• Highland Park d. Libertyville 175-191 (Willow Glen)
HP: Julia Shafir (42, medalist), Lexi Kovitz (44), Samantha Fahn (44), Jenny Berardi (45)