Hermanson's consistent play brings share of medalist honors
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jul 2008
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- Michael Hermanson of Winnetka played one of his most consistent rounds of the summer and tied for medalist honors with Scott Bush, Jr. of West Lafayette during Sunday's Aurora qualifier for the American Junior Golf Association's Old Second Bank Junior Championship at the Aurora Country Club. Winnetka's Jeff Smart was one of two golfers who qualified for the final two spots
Chick Evans Qualifier
The Illinois Junior Golf Association conducted its final qualifier at the Winnetka Golf Club last Thursday. Eighteen local golfers, led by runner-up William Wright of Winnetka, qualified for the for the finals which will be conducted Monday through Aug. 1 at Steeple Chase Golf Club in Mundelein. Four other Winnetka residents made the top 10. Ross Bowen tied for third while Sean Cleary, John Haller and Matthew Haller all tied for sixth. Also among the qualifiers were Northbrook's Bret Carroll and Glenview's Billy Anton, who tied for 13th. Jay Binstein along with Winnetka's McKennan Tucker and Austin Rendell along with Wilmette's Alex Santostefano. The group included Evanston's Teddy Golden, Glenview's William Lynch and Brian Johnson, and Northfield's Michael Phillips. Adam Johnson and Thomas Errath, both of Winnetka, also qualified.
Illinois State Amateur
Five more area golfers joined the field for the Illinois State Amateur after the final qualifying events were conducted last week. Steve Sawtell of Northfield took medalist honors by one stroke at Glencoe Golf Club last Thursday. Matt Denison of Northbrook and Mills Rendell of Winnetka shared second place honors. Also making the cut was Glenview's Ryan Dorner, who tied for eighth. Three days earlier, Jerry Maatman Jr. of Winnetka qualified out of Bartlett Hills by finishing in an 11-way tie for eighth.
Friday's foul weather during the Illinois Junior Golf Association Regional at Buffalo Grove Golf Club affected the scores. Winnetka's William Wright and Kristin Wright both found themselves holding second in their respective Junior (14-16) divisions. Julius Leterman of Northbrook and Jordan Stein of Glencoe were part of a four-way tie for third. Ji Doar of Northbrook was seventh.
Kristin also missed the title by one stroke to finish in a three-way tie. Molly Hulseman, also of Winnetka, tied with Northbrook's Jill Saiki for fifth. Caroline Newell and Caroline Kener, both of Winnetka, were seventh and eighth, respectively.
Among the Seniors, Elizabeth Fitzsimonds of Evanston took second in the girls competition while Mills Rendell of Winnetka was third among the boys. Evanston's Michael Peters placed fifth.
National Junior Championships
Brittany Rendell of Winnetka defeated Anne Ormson of Granger, Ind. on her home course last Friday to capture top honors in the No. 1 flight at the 82nd annual National Junior Championships held at Knollwood Country Club.
IJGA Girls Match Play
The two local entries in the 16-person field for the 15th annual IJGA Girls Match Play at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport were both eliminated in the first round July 15. Wilmette's Katy O'Malley fell 7 and 6 to top-seeded Kris You of Schaumburg while Wilmette's Grace Kingdom bowed 3 and 2 to Sterling's Ember Schuldt.
Jack Junge of Winnetka placed fifth during the Youth Development event for boys 10-11 at Flagg Creek Golf Course in Countryside last Friday.
Weber Park Golf Course in Skokie hosted a YDP nine-hole event for 6-9 year-olds July 16. Johnny Kryscio of Glenview tied for third while Winnetka's Michael Adler tied for fifth. Amanda Lee of Skokie took second in the girls division.
Northbrook's Nicholas Hardy was the lone local golfer to crack the top 10 during the YDP tourney for boys 12-13 at Boone Creek Golf Club in McHenry July 15. Hardy took seventh.
At Northbrook's Willowhill Golf Course July 14, Orion Yamat of Niles tied Westchester's Matthew Clark for top honors for boys 10-11. Jack Junge of Winnetka was fifth and Andrew Sigurdson of Glencoe tied for eighth.
Sarah Choate of Glenview shot 107 to take second in the girls division.
In the nine-hole competition, Glenview's Allyson Helms took top honors for girls while Glenview's Asher Rothstein tied for eighth among the boys.
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