Aces sweep invite field

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The boy’s golf team at Mount Carmel High School is a veteran team, with four seniors leading the way. Meanwhile, the Lady Aces team is devoid of seniors, relying on freshmen and sophomores for leadership.

On Thursday, at the season-opening Mount Carmel Invitational, it didn’t matter. Both Aces teams finished at the top of the standings in their respective divisions.

Boys coach John White, beginning his 12th year at the helm, was dutifully impressed with his team’s cumulative round of 309. So much so that if they turn that score again in two months at the sectional tournament, that score may land them a berth in the Class 1A state tournament.

Aces a model of consistency

MT. CARMEL – Aces golf coach John White is quickly learning something about his team.

“Today, we shot two 38s, two 39s and a 40. You can’t get much more consistent than that,” said White after Mt. Carmel’s 27-shot win over Robinson here on Tuesday. “That’s what I think this team will be like.”

The Aces, after finishing second at their own invitational Monday (losing to winner Harrisburg by one shot), again shot a team score of 154 in their first dual match of the season. But this time it was good enough for an easy win over Robinson’s score of 181.

Bridger Kolb and Blake Stipp were co-medalists on the day with rounds of 38. Sophomore Blake Golden, medalist Monday with an uber-impressive 2-under round of 33, was one shot back at 39, tied with Paul Ruth.

Abbey Leighty qualifies for Optimist tournament

DECATUR, IL – Braving the wind and rainy conditions, Abbey Leighty, senior to be at Mt. Carmel High School, qualified for the Optimist International Golf Championships.  The Optimist International will be held July 26 – 31 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Qualifying was held at Red Tail Run in Decatur where Leighty finished 3rd in the IHSA State Championship in October.  While the course and conditions were familiar, the course was played at 6,156 yards, much longer than the State Tournament.  Rounds of 80-78-80 gave Abbey a 3 day total of 238 put her in 4th place assuring a coveted spot in the prestigious field.

Future of Aces golf on display at S.K. Smith tourney

MOUNT CARMEL — The future of Mount Carmel High School golf played itself out Monday at Mount Carmel Golf Course. The S.K. Smith Junior golf tournament brought together boys and girls ages 5-18 to play rounds of between three and nine holes.

Guisewite heads to Golf Championship

Former MCHS State Champion Golf Team Member, Tucker Guisewite, will be teeing off in the NCAA Division ll Men's Golf Championship in Conover, North Carolina next week. Guisewite, who is averaging 3 over par this season, is a senior at the University of Indianapolis,


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