Seneca’s Yegge qualifies for State
DANVILLE – Brett Yegge of Seneca fired an 81 Monday at the IHSA Class 1A Schlarman Academy Sectional at Danville Country Club. The round made him one of 10 individuals to advance to the State Tournament, which begins Friday at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.
Yegge joins Sectional champion Sullivan, Tri-Valley and Beecher in advancing to State out of Monday’s event. Tyler Jenkins of Woodland was medalist with an even-par 72.
Neither Seneca’s Holden Flynn, nor Marquette’s Sean Kissel reached the State cutoff. Neither of their scores were available.
Yegge became the only local boys’ golfer to advance to State. In the Class 2A Kaneland Sectional at Hughes Creek Golf Course, Ottawa’s T.J. McDonnell posted an 83 but missed the cut by four shots. Streator, which advanced as a team and placed 12th of 12 teams, had Jacob Magana and Grant Mascal each shoot 83 as well.
Season ends for locals
PONTIAC – Two Seneca golfers and one from Streator did not reach the State cutoff at Monday’s IHSA Class 1A Pontiac Sectional at Pontiac Elks Golf Course.
Rylee Stenzel of Seneca carded a 91 but missed out on State qualification by two shots. Teammate Faith Hacker posted a round of 110, and Streator’s Marie Jensen shot a 118.
Ottawa wins NIB12 Conference Meet
ROCHELLE – The Lady Pirates dominated the field, winning three of the five divisions and tallying 56 points to defeat runner-up Sycamore by 17.
Ella Marvel won the conference title at No. 1 singles by defeating Ashley Hatch of Yorkville in the final, 6-4, 6-4. Teammate Natalie Tabor knocked off Sarah Pankow of Yorkville to win the No. 2 singles crown, 6-2, 6-2. And No. 1 doubles duo Ellie Gallagher and Regan O’Fallon claimed the championship in their classification with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Katelyn Grell and Sonia Chino of Sterling. Marvel, Tabor and the Gallagher/O’Fallon pairing went 3-0 on the day.
Bergen and Marta Johnson went 2-1 for the tournament at No. 2 doubles, including an 8-2 win in the third place match over Kyla Kjellesvik and Grace Lines of Morris. Aubry Theissen and Emily Walker also won two of three matches at No. 3 doubles and won the fifth place match over Alyssa Marquez and Moira Roddy of Sterling, 8-5.