April 27, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Sophomore Mollie Borowiak of Nashville shot the top score of the day Sunday, an 81, to help give the John A. Logan College women’s golf team the Day 1 lead at the Region 24 tournament held at Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville.

The Volunteers combined to shoot a team score of 338 or 27 strokes ahead of nearest challenger, Rend Lake (365). Kaskaskia College is the third team in the tournament and finished the day at 393. Lincoln College does not have a full team competing.

JALC head coach Bill Glenn was pleased with his team’s performance.

“It was a very good first day, especially considering the rain that came in early, which forced a delay of about an hour,” he said. “I told the girls going into the tournament that we would probably need to shoot in the 330s to make sure that we would be in a comfortable position going into the second day of the tournament on Monday. Now that we’ve done that, we need to stay focused and keep doing the things in Day 2 that we did so well today.”

Glenn said Borowiak scored well despite not hitting her driver to her capabilities.

“What she did well today was that she worked the golf course. She doesn’t let the game get away from her. To shoot a 38 on the back nine was pretty solid.”

Sophomore teammate, Brittanie Garrison of Carmi, had the second-best score of the tourney Sunday with an 85 (44, 41). Vols’ sophomore Dana Kaufmann of Carterville (48, 38) and freshman Kirsten Faulkner of Metropolis (41, 45) followed with an 86.

Sophomore Abby Miller of Anna, who missed her grandmother’s funeral to play with her team, shot a 90 for 18 holes (44, 46).

“I told Abby at the end of the round that I couldn’t be more proud of her – to deal with what she’s had to deal with the last couple of days and still make it here to play on a day when her family couldn’t be here to support her,” Glenn said.

Top player for Rend Lake was Katie Garver at 87 (43, 44). Ashley Sexton followed at 90 (44, 46). Madison Burgett was next with a 91 (47, 44). Kaylyn Furhop turned in a score of 97 (48, 49) and Kylee Henager finished at 99 (49, 50).

Kaskaskia was led by Brooke Moser’s 95, while Tasha Aarons carded a 96. Cassidy Jennings of Lincoln College added an 89, while teammate Hannah Green totaled a 96.

Tournament action resumes at 10 today. The winning team advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association Nationals Tournament in Daytona, Fla. The players with the next five-best individual scores also advance to Nationals.