Week of October 5th The Hornet Girls' Varsity Golf Team competed in their own Regional at Prairie Bluff Golf Course on Wednesday October 7. 9 teams competed for 3 Sectional spots and 10 individual Sectional spots. The Hornets had one of their best days on the course this year, shooting a 404 and placing 9th. Jaclyn Hofstetter shot a personal best 90 and missed qualifying for Sectionals by one shot. Also scoring for the Hornets were Jasmine Jaramillo (100), Mikaela Soderholm (102), and Erin Sheehan( 112 - personal best). Good Luck to our sister school, Hinsdale Central, as they move on to Sectionals.
Week of September 28th
The Varsity Girls' Golf Team finished up conference play on Monday September 28 against Lyons Township. Played at Village Greens, the Hornets shot their lowest team score of the year, carding a 202. Although we were defeated by the Lions 202-184, the team was proud of the improvement that they showed. Jaclyn Hofstetter was the low scorer for Hornets with a 46, followed by Jasmine Jaramillo(47), Mikaela Soderholm (51), and Erin Sheehan (58).
A cold, windy day greeted the Hornets as they arrived to play in the West Suburban Conference meet on Wednesday September 30 at Village Greens. All 10 conference teams were represented, and after a long day, the Hornets finished in 8th place. Hofstetter shot a 95, finishing 22nd overall. Soderholm (109), Jaramillo (110), and Sonali Patel (116) rounded out the scoring for the Hornets.
The Hornets will be hosting the IHSA Regional on Wednesday October 7 at Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Crest Hill.
Week of September 21st
The Varsity Girls’ Golf Team opened the week against Glenbard West on Monday September 21. Beautiful weather greeted us at the Village Greens, but the Hornets fell to the Hilltoppers 212-181. The Hornets were led by Mikaela Soderholm, with a season best 47, followed by Jaclyn Hofstetter (52), Jasmine Jaramillo (56) and Erin Sheehan (57). The rest of the week, the Hornets took advantage of the beautiful weather and practiced each day. We capped off the week with a pizza party at Zazzo’s for both the varsity and JV players.
The girls were up very early on Saturday September 26 to leave for the Oak Park River Forest Invite. The bus left at 5:10 AM and we teed off at sunrise. Fog was a bit of a problem at first, but the day became beautiful later on. The Hornets finished 5th with a team score of 429. Hofstetter led the Hornets with a 96. Also scoring for the Hornets was Jaramillo and Soderholm, both with 109, and Sonali Patel with a personal best 115.
The JV also played Glenbard West on Monday, losing 286-206. They played a make-up match against Lyons Township on Wednesday at Green Meadows. The Hornets were defeated 225-179.
Week of September 14th
Varsity: On Monday September 14, the Varsity golf team played Hinsdale Central at home. It was a beautiful afternoon for golf, but the Hornets were not successful, losing to Central 151-216. Jasmine Jaramillo led the Hornets with a score of 51, followed by Jaclyn Hofstetter, Mikaela Soderholm, and Erin Sheehan , who all shot 55.
The Hornets played Addison Trail at home on Wednesday September 16 and had a much better outcome. The Hornets shot their best round at home this year, defeating the Trailblazers 205-235. Medalist for the meet was Jaramillo, who shot a 48. Also scoring for the Hornets were Hofstetter with a 50,Sheehan with a 53 and Soderholm with a 54.
The Hornets were lightning and thundered out of a match against Lyons Township on Thursday September 17. This match will be made up on Monday September 28 at Village Greens.
On Saturday, the Hornets played in the 26 Team Providence Celtic Swing. Coditions were difficult due to heavy rains the night before and strong winds during the round. The Hornets were placed in the Silver Division and shot a 446, good for 8th place out of 13 in the division. Leading the way for the Hornets was Soderholm, who shot a season best 103. Also scoring for the Hornets was Hofstetter with a 106, Jaramillo with a 114, and Sonali Patel with a 123.
The Hornets will play Glenbard West on Monday September 21 and will travel on Saturday to the Oak Park River Forest Invite.
The JV lost a close conference match to Addison Trail on Wednesday September 16, by a score of 291-285. The JV only had 4 players due to unexpected circumstances. Cassidy Quinn and Emily Collins led the Hornets with scores of 66. Elise Anderson (79)and Sabrina Chander(80) completed the scoring for the team.
JV also did not play LT this week due to weather. They will make this meet up on Wednesday September 23 at Green Meadows.
Om Saturday, the JV played in the Lyons Township Invite, their first 18 hole tournament of the year. It was a wet course with windy conditions that girls' played very early in the morning. Though they finished last at the tournament, it was a good learning experience for them all. Alissa Banks led the team in scoring with a solid 111. Quinn and Collins both shot 133, and Anderson had a 142. A highlight of the day was when Banks won the Closest to the Pin award!
The JV will also play Glenbard West on Monday and will travel to the DGN JV Invite on Saturday.
Week of September 7th
The Hornet golf program had an interesting week due to Mother Nature. Both the Varsity and JV were rained out against Hinsdale Central on Tuesday September 8th. The JV played Central on Wednesday September 9 and were defeated 169-228 at Green Meadows Golf Course. Coach Nelson was pleased with her team's continued improvement and said she saw many good shots and had teachable moments on the course. The Varsity team will be playing Central on Monday September 14th at Village Greens.
Another gift from Mother nature in the form of a thunderstorm caused our practice on Thursday to be cancelled. We used this opportunity to go into the classroom and have a discussion about rules and etiquette on the course. It was a very good instructional opportunity for our girls; they had great questions and we sorted out some rules confusion. In fact, some of the girls used what they learned in situations that occurred the next day!
On Friday September 11, the Hornets took a long ride up to Indian Boundary Golf Course to play Oak Park River Forest. This is a beautiful Cook County Forest Preserve Golf Course near O'Hare airport. Our girls really enjoyed seeing all the planes taking off over the course and the highlight was the numerous deer who roam the course. The Varsity lost to OPRF by a score of 177-218; Jaclyn Hofstetter was our low score with a 49. The JV lost to OPRF by a score of 236-259. This was the lowest score the JV has shot on a par 36 course - great job girls!
Week of August 31st
The Hornet Varsity Golfers started the week off with a bang, defeating conference foe Willowbrook 180-194 for their first victory of the season at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Jaclyn Hofstetter was the medalist of the meet,shooting a 40 on the par 30 course. Jasmine Jaramillo(42), Sonali Patel (47), and Erin Sheehan (51) also scored for the Hornets.
The JV Hornets also defeated Willowbrook 217-237. Great job girls!
On Wednesday September 2, the Hornets took on Downers Grove North at the Downers Grove Golf Course. It was an incredibly hot afternoon, but the girls gave it their all. Sadly, the Trojans were too much for the Hornets, defeating us by a score of 235-170. Hornet scoring was led by Jaramillo (52), Mikaela Soderholm (53), and Patel and Sheehan, who both shot 65. The JV also were defeated by the Trojans.
The Hornets final match of the week was against Naperville North on Friday September 4 at Village Greens. It was nice to finally be at home and the Varsity girls responded by shooting 17 strokes better than they shot against Downers North! The Hornets were defeated by a tough Naperville North team by a score of 164-218. Hofstetter shot a 48 to lead the Hornets,followed by Jaramillo (51), Soderholm (59), and Sheehan (60).
Our JV Hornets were defeated by Naperville North 218-273. The JV girls are showing good improvement in their swings, course management and understanding of the rules of golf. We are very proud of their efforts!
Week of August 24th
The Girls' Golf Teams opened up Conference play on Tuesday Aug 25 against York. The match was played at Sugar Creek Golf Course, which is a shorter course with very difficult greens. The Varsity continued to show improvement, but were defeated by York. Jaclyn Hofstetter led the scoring with a 46, followed by Erin Sheehan and Mikaela Solderholm, both with a 51, and Jasmine Jaramillo with a 52.
Hornet Varsity 200 York Varsity 166 Hornet JV 256 York JV 197
On Friday Aug 28, the Hornets hosted the Downers Grove South Mustangs at Village Greens in another conference match. The Mustangs proved too much for the Hornets, beating us 199-224. Jaramillo had the low Hornet score with a 52, followed by Hofstetter (55), Sheehan (57) and Soderholm (60).
On Saturday, Aug 29, the Hornet Varsity and JV were not able to play in the DGN Scramble Invite due to thunder and lightning.
Week of August 17th
After 7 practices, the Hornet girls' Golf Teams faced Naperville Central in their season opener on Thursday September 20. This was the first golf competition ever for many of our girls, so we used it as a learning experience. Although both Varsity and JV were beaten, many positives came out of the match. The girls are more familiar with the rules of golf and know what it feels like to tee off in front of a lot of people.
Hornet Varsity 232 Naperville Central 185
Hornet JV 302 Naperville Central 286
On Saturday August 22, The Varsity competed in the Joliet Invite against 14 other teams. The girls finished in 9th place with a score of 408. Scoring for the Hornets were Jaclyn Hofstetter (90-16th place medal), Jasmine Jaramillo (96), Mikaela Soderholm (104) and Erin Sheehan (118). Both Hofstetter and Jaramillo had personal best scores! The girls showed great improvement in both ball striking and course management.
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