April 28, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Inclement weather Sunday night and early Monday morning forced cancellation of the second day of the Region 24 tournament at Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville.

Because of that, first-day leader, John A. Logan College, was awarded the tournament championship for a second straight year. The Volunteers posted an 18-hole score of 338 Sunday, 27 strokes ahead of runner-up, Rend Lake.

Sophomore Mollie Borowiak of Nashville was medalist with an 81.

“This is the first time in my 10-year coaching career that we’ve won the regional tournament in back-to-back years,” said Logan women’s golf coach Bill Glenn. “We also won the regional in 2010. And all 10 years that I’ve been here we’ve qualified a player or players for Nationals.”

Glenn, who received a Region 24 Coach of the Year plaque, said his team will now focus on the national tournament in Dayton, Fla., which gets under way in a couple of weeks.

“The girls know we still need to shoot consistently lower than 338 if we want to have a chance at cracking the top five at Nationals,” Glenn said. “It’s a good goal to have and that’s what we’re shooting for.”

Glenn praised the play of freshman Kirsten Faulkner of Metropolis at the regional.

“Kirsten’s had an up-and-down spring season, but when we needed her score to count, she shot a solid score of 86.”

Other Logan team members making the trek to Daytona include sophomores: Brittanie Garrison (Carmi), Dana Kaufmann (Carterville) and Abby Miller (Anna-Jonesboro).

Also qualifying for Nationals as individual performers were: Katie Garver, Ashley Sexton, Madison Burgett (Rend Lake); Cassidy Jennings (Lincoln College); and Brooke Moser (Kaskaskia).