Falcons Take the Win After Nail-Biting Round of Golf

Allison McNicholas, Staff Writer

Wheaton North defeated Wheaton Warrenville South in the Varsity girls golf match on Thursday, September 5th at Arrowhead Golf Club. 

Wheaton Warrenville South brought eight of their ten Varsity players to the nine-hole match against North. The Tigers lost to the Falcons by three strokes. South’s top-seeded girls golfer, senior Grace Ellison, golfed a 43. Senior Izzy Fawcett and junior Erica Meissner both finished with 48. Sophmore Ally Heniff finished with a 51. The Tigers needed four of their players to score 48 or under in order to defeat the Falcons. 

“You can’t expect anything when you play or else you’ll get mad at yourself,” added Ellison when asked about her attitude going into the match. Ellison was happy with her overall performance on Thursday. “Forty-three was my best this year for a 9-hole match, but I am hoping to get in the low 40s and high 30s.”

Wheaton Warrenville South girls golf coach, Arthur Tang, was happy with the team’s collective score of 190. “The team’s total score was predicted to be close to North’s [score]. Last year we tied and won by a fifth scorecard. If you tie, you go to the fifth person’s score card and compare which one is higher from each team,” explained Ellison. She added that Tang was disappointed with the girls putting in the match against North. “We had a lot of putts because the greens were really fast.”

The Tigers had four girls finish with scores under fifty- a first for this season. Despite the loss against North, the girls are proud of their progress this year. With state golf just over a month away, the girls are working harder than ever to play their best rounds of golf in the final matches of the season.