SALEM, ILL. – Mt. Carmel won its first IHSA Class 1A girls golf regional championship since 2015 with a 16-shot victory at Salem Country Club on Wednesday.

The top three teams automatically advance to next week’s Sectional tournament in Centralia. Mt. Carmel will be there for the ninth straight year, a streak that dates to 2010.

The Lady Aces recorded a team total of 380. Hamilton County was second at 396, with Waltonville also advancing with a team round of 407. Salem just missed the cut, finishing in fourth, two shots behind Waltonville. Harrisburg took fifth, followed by Eldorado, Carmi, Centralia and Woodlawn.


MT. CARMEL, ILL. – The Mt. Carmel girls golf team is still undefeated on the season. They improved to 15-0 with a five-shot win over visiting Vincennes Lincoln on Wednesday. The Lady Aces carded a 189, to the Alices 194.

Mt. Carmel was led by Daisy Schrader, who fired a nine-hole round of 44 to take medalist honors. Allyson Armstrong was next at 45, followed by Faith Witsman (46) and Maya Smith (54).

The Lady Aces play at Big 8 Conference opponent Mt. Vernon on Thursday.


The Lady Aces move to 14-0 after winning a dual match against Carmi. 
Mount Carmel carded a team total of 195 on their home course, 22 shots better than Carmi's 217.
LA's Allyson Armstrong earned medalist honors by leading the pack with 41. 
Mount Carmel will tee off against Vincennes Lincoln on Wednesday (29th) at 4.


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.


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.