Golf

Kieffer wins tour event

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mt. Carmel’s Emma Kieffer held off a strong final-round charge by Claire Carlin to claim a 2-shot victory Sunday in the Golf Junior Tour 15-19 year old girls division at Champion Trace golf course in Lexington, Ky.

Kieffer’s opening-round 84 had her one shot behind Madison Saladin and she followed with a 9-over-par nine holes in Sunday’s brutal conditions in the weather-shortened event. Saladin’s rough start took her out of contention while Carlin played her first six holes in just 1-over-par to vie for the win.

When Kieffer made triple bogey on her seventh hole, the door was open for the rest of the field, but she managed a par-bogey finish while Carlin bogeyed two of her final three holes.

Tucker Guisewite in Phoenix for benefit golf tourney

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former Mt. Carmel golf standout Tucker Guisewite spent Christmas Day traveling to Phoenix for a special upcoming tournament.

Guisewite, a member of the Aces’ 2010 Class 1A state championship team and two-year standout at John A. Logan College, is playing in the Patriot All-American golf tournament.

The three-day tournament, which opens on Sunday, Dec. 29 and continues through Dec. 31, benefits the families of fallen or disabled soldiers. Guisewite is one of 84 college golfers invited to play.

Kieffer, Leighty tie for 16th at state golf

DECATUR, Ill. — Mt. Carmel sophomores Abbey Leighty and Emma Kieffer tied for 16th place at the IHSA Class A state golf tournament at Red Tail Run Golf Course Saturday.
“They both did an excellent job,” Kelsey said. “They both just had a couple of bad holes but other than that they played good golf.”
Both finished with 36-hole scores of 165.

Leighty, Kieffer play at state today

DECATUR, Ill. — For Abbey Leighty, it’s a chance to tame the course that almost got the best of her last year. Meanwhile, Emma Kieffer added a second practice round to better prepare for her first performance on Illinois high school golf’s grandest stage.

The two Mt. Carmel sophomores have Friday morning tee times at the IHSA Class A state golf tournament, a 36-hole affair which concludes with a second round on Saturday at Red Tail Run Golf Course.

Seaton winds up on Vigo scramble winner

Christian Seaton thought he would miss the Vigo Coal 4-Man Scramble this year. He was wrapping up his freshman fall golf season at John A. Logan College.

But when rain delayed the tourney by one week, Seaton joined the team of Dave Crow, Sean Donahue and Jim White in time for the 36-hole affair on Saturday and Sunday.

The late addition apparently made the difference as the four-man team won the tournament by three shots. After a scorching 18-under par round of 53 on Saturday, they came home with a 60 on Sunday to finish at 113.

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