Girls golf beats Romeoville, looks ahead to SPC Championship


Mark Rodeghero

The Minooka girls golf team picked up a win over Romeoville at Heritage Bluffs on Sept. 14.

Mark Rodeghero, Sports Media class

The Minooka Indians varsity girls golf team defeated Romeoville on Sept. 14 atHeritage Bluffs. The girls put on a good performance against the Spartans in the regular season match.

A few of the girls shot under 50 on a tough course. It’s always good to get a win at home, and they did just that.

That attitude is what kept Minooka pushing through holes like Hole 7 at Heritage Bluffs, where hazards lined both sides. This helped them get the win over Romeoville. 

There were solid performances across the board for Minooka. Gillian Harrington and Sarah Tomala both shot for 49 in the match. They were major contributors to the win.

“I think I’m doing pretty good for the trouble I’m having with my irons right now,” Harrington said. “It’s just a good game. It’s fun to come out and have fun.”

Shooting for 44 was Lauren McPhillips-Newcomb. She has had some good games thus far, such as an amazing performance against Providence where she shot a season and team low of 40, which gave Minooka the win. She added onto that list with a good match against Romeoville. 

But the player of the game was Katelyn Bucciarelli. She had 44 strokes, but really stood out in putting. She only had one three putt in the whole match. She also had a birdie on Hole 8.

“The birdie was a really good hole,” Bucciarelli said. “There were some holes I had to grind through, but overall I think I did pretty well.”

Assistant coach Bradley Dorick was happy with the performance he saw. He believed that there were still things that weren’t perfect, but it was an overall good match. 

“We’ve got a couple players who’ve struggled as of late,” Dorick said. “But overall, we’re happy with [the team]. We’ve spent a lot of time focused on play around the green and on the green, and I think our putting has definitely improved somewhat. Some things we still need to work on.”

The Indians went on to beat Oswego East on Sept. 16, and this week are competing in the conference championship at Inwood golf course in Joliet, possibly becoming conference champions.

“Just have a good mindset, keep on pushing through,” senior Lauren McEwan said.