Sweet swinging Friars to tee-off at sectional

Boys finish first at regional, while girls take second

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The Fenwick golf team edged out its rival St. Patrick by four points to win its third straight regional at Maple Meadows on Monday.

Conor Weldon led the Friars with a 71. Weldon medaled by winning a playoff round against St. Patrick's Matt Cermak.  

William Seyfarth shot a 73 for the Friars, while Roger Steele Jr. finished with a 75. Fenwick had four golfers finish in the 70s, including John Dicken who shot a 78. 

Michael Cooney and Joe Inzano contributed to the top finish by holing out 81s.

Fenwick took first with a score of 297, while St. Patrick came in with a 301. The team now advances to the St. Ignatius Sectional to be held Tuesday at George Dunn National in Oak Forest.

The Friars also won their fifth tournament of the year by taking first at the Chicago Catholic League championship held at Cog Hill on Thursday. Fenwick won the tournament with a score of 299, 12 points better than Loyola, who finished second.

The Friars were led by Cooney and Steele, who both posted 74s to place fourth. Weldon came in with a 75, while Inzano shot a 76. Jim Frankenbach and Seyfarth broke the top 10 with 77s.

"It's always nice to win the regional, but it's all about advancing and we did that," said Fenwick head coach Mike Curtin. "Do I think we'll get downstate? I think we have a reasonable opportunity."

Joyce shoots 83, Fenwick advances

Advancing is success enough when it comes to golf playoffs, and the Fenwick girls' team did just that by finishing second (348) at the St. Ignatius Regional at Silver Lake on Monday.

The Friars received a boost from sophomore Lisa Joyce, who shot an 83. Veteran Erin Sullivan came in with an 84, while Erin Kielty shot an 88.

Other scores for the Fenwick included Nicole Mentone (93), Eileen Sullivan (96), and Laura Gill (104).

Lyons Township won the regional with a score of 345.

Erin Sullivan led the Friars to second place in the East Suburban Catholic Conference tournament on Thursday. Sullivan shot an 81 to finish third place overall. The Friars garnered a score of 337, while Marian Catholic took the top spot with a 330. St. Viator rounded out third place with a 342.

Kielty and Joyce helped Fenwick's cause. Kielty shot an 82, while Joyce chipped out an 85 to remain in the top 10.

Huskies average 80, move on

By averaging a score of 80, the OPRF golf team placed third at the York Regional on Monday and advanced to the St. Ignatius Sectional.

Kevin Economos led the Huskies by shooting a 78. Matt Kowalczyk followed up the mark with a 79, while Brad Schwarz and Graham Holden came in with 80s. Clayton Young shot an 82 for OPRF.

Schwarz led the Huskies at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference tournament on Sept. 27. The senior finished with a 78 on the par 72 course at The Links at Carillon. The Huskies finished in fifth place with a total score of 324. Lyons Township took first in the tournament with a 300, while Hinsdale Central (305) and Glenbard West (307) rounded out second and third places, respectively.

Macchiones lead Blazers

Tom, Michelle and Lisa Macchione each had a hand in helping the Trinity golf team to a respectful finish to the regular season.

Tom, the head coach, and his daughters Michelle, a junior, and Lisa, a senior, led the Blazers to a sixth place finish (484) in the competitive Girls Catholic Athletic Conference tournament last week.

Michelle, who won seven medals during the regular season, including shooting 43 against Mt. Assisi on Sept. 22, posted a 90 to finish fourth overall in the tournament.

Michelle also advanced beyond the St. Ignatius Regional on Monday by shooting an 85.  

Other members of the Blazers this season included Lauren Calabrese, Megan Coronado, Larissa Gasinski, Megan Maki, Kendall Monaghan, Marisa Trzebny, and freshman Adriana Preston, who recorded her lowest score of the regular season with a 54 against St. Ignatius on Sept. 27. 

Loyola won the GCAC tournament with a score of 373.

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