As Ashley Long and the other three regional medalists in her group moved through the final holes of The Rail Golf Course in Springfield during the Class 1A Rochester Sectional on Thursday, a growing trail of spectators were along for the trip.
As Monticello’s Ashley Long was approaching the end of the back-nine at Charleston Country Club in the Class 1A Charleston girls golf regional last Wednesday, things could have taken a bad turn quickly.
As the wind whipped across the 18th putting green at Ironhorse Golf Course in Tuscola on Tuesday, the Sullivan boys golf team huddled for a photo, perhaps a final one.
On plenty of occasions, the Rogers family had a pretty simple soundtrack home from golf matches: the hum of the tires of the family truck on the road below.
CHARLESTON — It wasn’t perfect, but Charleston golfer Hannah Harpster will take it.
The Mattoon boys golf team shot a 330 to win the Paris Regional by 18 strokes over the host Tigers on Tuesday.
At about the 11th hole on the Moweaqua Golf Course on Tuesday, Zach Rogers knew the potential for a special day sat in front of him.
As a rain fell down on the ninth hole at Hickory Point Golf Course with a slight wind crossing the putting greens on an already chilly Thursday afternoon, Tyler Davis had more work to do.
With last week's news that the IHSA expanded the boys and girls golf playoffs to include a sectional round, the pressure is on for golfers to be on top of their games as regional playoff action begins on Tuesday for the boys and Wednesday for the girls.
Here's the thing about Drew Rogers: He loves golf. He can't get enough of it.
St. Teresa's Cody Dodson carries himself with moxie and flair. It's as if he's had plenty of bad rounds in his relatively brief golf career, but nary a bad day.
Charleston senior Pierson Smith has looked up to the other Trojan golfers, who won back-to-back Class 2A state titles, including his brother Preston Smith, now at Eastern Illinois. Now it is Pierson's turn to lead CHS.
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St. Teresa, Monticello, Sullivan and Bement High Schools meet at Hickory Point Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon in Decatur.
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Behind a pair of 38s, the Mattoon boys’ golf team beat Charleston 162-166 Tuesday at Meadowview Golf Course
Perhaps there were golf matches last season that Hannah Harpster should have watched from the sideline.
"He’s kind of like the horizon. He just kind of stays steady. ... He’s got it in his blood."
The traffic on US Highway 51 hummed in the background of the fourth hole at the Clinton Country Club and a slight breeze whistled across the fairway as a reprieve from the sun bearing down on the hole.
Few teams in downstate Illinois have had the success at the state level of the Charleston golf program.
The first IHSA event in the JG-TC area since March 6 saw the Shelbyivlle Lady Rams win the Meridian Earlybird golf Invite at Moweaqua Thursday as Emma Houska led the way with a 92. On the boys' side Okaw Valley was second in the six-team meet as Miles Harlin was fourth overall with an 88.
DECATUR — Kira Wolf is still moving on, and still has a chance at her fourth top-20 finish in as many seasons.
A beautiful fall day made for great golf as IHSA Class 2A golfers compete at ISU's Weibring Golf Club.