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Logan Women Golfers Capture Region 24 Title by 29 Strokes

Members of the John A. Logan College women’s golf team celebrate with their first-place plaque Monday. From left: Brittanie Garrison (medalist); Molly Borowiak, Kelsey Cicardi, Dana Kaufmann, and Abby Miller. (Photo courtesy Jonathan LeBlond)

Members of the John A. Logan College women’s golf team celebrate with their first-place plaque Monday. From left: Brittanie Garrison (medalist); Molly Borowiak, Kelsey Cicardi, Dana Kaufmann, and Abby Miller. (Photo courtesy Jonathan LeBlond)

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

EFFINGHAM – The John A. Logan College women’s golf team picked a great time to play its best round of the spring Monday as the Volunteers put up a score of 355 on the day and 724 overall to cruise to the Region 24 championship at the Effingham Country Club, finishing 29 strokes ahead of runner-up, Rend Lake. The Warriors checked in at 376 Monday on the heels of a 377 Sunday for a two-day total of 753.

Perhaps, all the Vols needed were some sunshine and warm temperatures to coax their best performance.

“It was a great victory today,” said Vols head coach Bill Glenn. “Anytime you beat a team like Rend Lake with the program they have by this kind of margin, you know you’ve done a good job. We had really tough conditions on Sunday as has been the case most of the season. But then today, we finally got a good day and the girls dropped their scores across the board.”

Glenn said Monday’s round of 355 is fairly solid, but he believes the team is capable of even better things.

“I think we’re at least 10 strokes minimum away from where this team can be,” he said.

Carmi native Brittanie Garrison claimed medalist honors for the Vols with a two-day score of 167. The freshman followed up an 84 Sunday with an 83. Nashville product Molly Borowiak had the second-best team score and third-best overall score overall at 181 with rounds of 89 and 92. Kelsey Cicardi had the third-best Logan score at 189 (100, 89). Abby Miller and Dana Kaufmann tied for the fourth-best score at 193. Miller’s scores were 96, 87 and Kaufmann’s were 102, 91.

Glenn said Garrison earned her first-place finish.

“Since last fall at our first meet, Brittanie jumped out in front of the pack and has been our most consistent player,” he said. “To shoot an 84 Sunday in the conditions that we had to contend with and then follow that up with an 83 today when the pressure was on says a lot for her talent level.”

Garrison said she was pleased with the way things turned out.

“It feels awesome to know that all the hard work in practice finally paid off,” she said. “I was fortunate enough to hit my driver well and scored well with my short game these last two days. But I’m just as proud of my teammates as I am of myself. Everyone came through when we needed them to today.”

Glenn said he has never before had a team so inexperienced compete at the regional.

“We have four freshmen and one sophomore,” he said. “That definitely speaks well to our future.”

Logan will compete at the national tournament May 13-16 in Mesa, Ariz.