Friars make the most of their time at State

Weldon finishes in top 10, strokes six birdies in final round

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By BRAD SPENCER

State Golf Results
The Fenwick girls' golf team upped last season's State finish of 15th place by nearly breaking into the top 10 at the 2005 IHSA State Golf Meet held downstate in Makanda over the weekend. The Friars placed 11th as a team with a score of 698 at Stone Creek Golf Course.

Erin Sullivan led the team with a total score of 164 in the two-day tournament. The senior started off struggling on the front nine in Round 2 on Saturday, posting five bogies on the hilly course. She recuperated on the back, parring six holes including the last four. Sullivan tied for 37th place overall.

Lisa Joyce finished the tournament with a 165, good for 41st place. The sophomore shot 83 on Friday and 82 on Saturday. Erin Kielty scored a 179 for the Friars, finishing with 92-87, respectively in the rounds.

Normal University won the tournament with a record breaking total score of 639, while Lyons Township and Marian Catholic tied for second with a 657.

Emily Powers of Quincy Notre Dame repeated as the State individual champion, scoring a state record 143 in the tournament.

Well done Weldon

Fenwick's Conor Weldon made the most of being the lone representative of his school at the IHSA Class AA State Golf Meet over the weekend. The senior finished seventh overall with a total score of 144 in the two-day tournament at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington.

Weldon finished 2-under par (70) in Round 2, walking off with six birdies on the final day.

The golf gods didn't exactly shine down on the highly favored Fenwick boys'golf team at the St. Ignatius Sectional held at George Dunne National in Oak Forest on Oct. 11.

As a team, the Friars failed to qualify for the IHSA Class AA State tournament, missing the third place cut by just three strokes to Glenbrook South. New Trier won the sectional with a score of 302, while Hinsdale Central rounded out second place with a 313.

"I know we are certainly capable of playing better," said Fenwick coach Mike Curtin, "and I know the players know that as well."

Fast greens and steep competition played roles in stultifying Fenwick, a team that finished 11th in the State finals last season as a team.

Roger Steele Jr. shot 40-40 on the front and back nine for an 80. Joe Inzano and Jim Frankenbach both had 82s.

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