The Geneseo girls' golf team won the Putnam County Regional title and qualified for the state meet.
The Geneseo girls’ golf team won the Putnam County Regional title and qualified for the state meet.
Class 1A Putnam County Regional
The Lady Leafs shot a 360 team score to earn the Class 1A Putnam Country Regional title over runner-up Putnam County (384) by 24 strokes in the six-team field, at Edgewood Park Golf Club, in McNabb, on Oct. 4.
It’s Geneseo’s fifth regional title in school history since 2007, and the Lady Leafs’ first regional victory since 2015.
Geneseo’s Jenna Cheek finished runner-up individually with an 84 behind only Kewanee’s Riley Hansen who carded an 80.
The Leafs’ Lauren Murray fired an 89 to finish third, and Emma Snell finished fifth with a 92.
Geneseo’s Elizabeth Roodhouse came to the clubhouse with a 95 landing seventh, and Eryn Murray finished in 12th place with a 99.
The Leafs’ Carson Dodge rounded out Geneseo’s top six tied for 14th with a 102.
Class 1A Metamora Sectional
The Lady Leafs are saving their best for last.
Geneseo shot a season-best team score of 336 to realize their goal of reaching state as a team, at Metamora Fields Golf Club, on Oct. 9
“I think it’s a good confidence builder that we are getting better, and we can continue to keep posting better and better scores,” Geneseo Coach Jon Murray said.
The Leafs’ Cheek fired an 80 to tie for sixth individually, and Lauren Murray tied for 10th with an 81.
With Snell under the weather with a fever, Geneseo had the rest of the team step up to stamp the Leafs’ ticket to state.
Eryn Murray was the surprise of the day shooting a personal best 84, but Geneseo could have used Carson Dodge’s score and still made the state cut.
Eryn Murray finished 14th, and Roodhouse carded a 91 to finish tied for 29th.
Geneseo’s Dodge fired a 100 to finish tied for 53rd, and Snell finished with a 103 to tie for 70th.
“It goes to show you that all our girls are doing good, and we have good depth on the team,” Murray said.
Geneseo will begin competition at the state meet at Red Tail Run Golf Course, in Decatur, on Friday, Oct. 13.