Guyton gets last qualifying State spot after Sectional
KANELANDâ€”This is becoming old hat for Kanelandâ€™s Hayley Guyton.
Shooting an 80 at Mondayâ€™s IHSA Class 2A Sectional gathering hosted by LaGrange Parkâ€™s Nazareth Academy, Guyton made it into the Girls Golf State tournament as the last individual qualifier.
At Willow Crest Golf Club, Guyton was just behind Caitlan Smollen of Chicagoâ€™s St. Ignatius (79). Medalist was Glenbard Westâ€™s Brooke Kochevar with a 71.
On Oct. 6, Guyton qualified for Sectional with an 80 at the St. Charles East Regional held at St. Andrewâ€™s Golf Course in West Chicago.
The IHSA Class 2A State battle takes place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth, Ill. Guytonâ€™s Friday tee time is 10:09 a.m. on the tenth tee, along with Kelly Muskat of Barrington, Smollen and Krystal Garritson of Lockport.
Meanwhile, the Knight boys team saw their season end after Mondayâ€™s Freeport Sectional.
Finishing 11th out of 12 squads, Kaneland shot a 341. Freeport (307), Sterling (313) and Burlington Central (313) advance to State at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.
Coach Mark Meyer bids adieu to senior Josh Schuberg with the conclusion of the season, while fellow senior Guyton continues postseason golf.
Photo: Hayley Guyton gets some suggestions from her coach, Mark Meyer, before the start of the St. Charles East Regional tournament on Wednesday, October 6 at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago. Hayley was the only Kaneland athlete competing. Photo by John DiDonna