No state tourneys, but prep golfers get travel orders for regionals
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No state tourneys, however prep golfers get journey orders for regionals

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The most effective-case state of affairs – state tournaments – was not included in Wednesday’s IHSA press launch on postseason enlargement for girls and boys golf.

However information that conventional regionals, as an alternative of some hybrid type of COVID Area tourneys, will now lead into conventional sectionals earned cheers on this 12 months of jeers.

“That’s a giant factor to sit up for now,” Jersey senior Clark Norris stated. “It was type of miserable simply getting a regional, no sectional or state. However now that we get a sectional, it’s somewhat bit higher.”

Higher, however not finest.

Getting out of a regional was additionally made more difficult. Solely the highest two groups and high 4 people not on these high two groups qualify for sectionals. The earlier reduce allowed for 3 groups and 10 different people.



Boys regionals in three courses are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7. The Edwardsville Class 3A Regional at Oak Brook contains all the Southwestern Convention, plus Granite Metropolis and Quincy. Class 2A groups Civic Memorial, Jersey, Roxana, East Alton-Wooden River and Southwestern play within the Roxana Regional at Belk Park.

The realm’s Class 1A applications head to the Mount Olive Regional at Timber Lakes in Staunton and the Jacksonville Routt Regional at Jacksonville Nation Membership. Marquette Catholic, Staunton, Mount Olive, Metro-East Lutheran and Father McGivney go to Staunton, with Carlinville and Carrollton at Jacksonville.


4 regionals, that means eight groups and 16 particular person qualifiers, feed into sectionals at websites but to be introduced.


The women’ postseason tees off sooner or later after the boys, with the Marion Class 2A Regional, together with Alton and Edwardsville, and the Marquette, Taylorville and Quincy Notre Dame Class 1A regionals set for Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The IHSA lifted its restriction prohibiting groups from touring outdoors their government-created COVID Area for postseason play, enabling the SWC faculties to be despatched south to Kokopelli Golf Membership in Marion for a regional.

Carlinville goes to Taylorville and Carrollton will get a Quincy journey for 1A regionals. Alton welcomes the host Explorers, CM, Jersey, Roxana, Staunton, McGivney in a 13-team women discipline that additionally brings in Highland, Centralia and Salem amongst others.

Marquette had state aspirations, however should now refocus on objectives nearer to house with a regional at Spencer T. Olin in Alton and a sectional whereabouts unknown.


“It’s actually good competitors at state,” Marquette Catholic junior Gracie Piar stated earlier this season earlier than the IHSA had introduced any postseason plan, however had nixed the state tourneys. “It’s unlucky that we gained’t have that.”

With Piar and classmate Audrey Cain each left with one other shot as seniors in 2021, the Explorers can look to the long run. However like her high participant, Marquette coach Deb Walsh was demoralized by the elimination of a state match.

“I’m tremendous disenchanted,” Walsh stated earlier within the month. “That’s what you’re employed arduous for annually. Hopefully, the plan that (the IHSA) has will probably be a plan that works for everyone, that places everyone in a particular place if they will get there.”

That particular place now seems to be a sectional.