KEWANEE — Knoxville High School senior Taylor Thompson shot a 1-over-par to claim the Regional individual championship. She also won as a Freshman.
Thompson fired a 73 at the Barker Park Golf Course to claim the 1A Regional by 3 strokes over United's Justine Peel who is the 2-time Lincoln Trail Conference Champion. Last year the duo finished tied for tenth at the state tournament.
Peel shot a triple-bogey on the par-3 14th hole, then had a double bogey later in the round costing her a shot at the Regional title.
1. Mercer County 391
2. Rockridge 413
3. Princeton 447
4. Knoxville 451
5. Mid-County 455
6. Henry-Senachwine 576
West Central had three golfers advance. Brooke Bessine (87), Cierra Pulsse (92) and Abby Hubbard (99).
Monmouth-Roseville’s Claire McCrery also advanced with a 104.
The Sectional is at Lincoln Monday. The state tournament is in Decatur Oct. 12-13.
1. Taylor Thompson (Knoxville) 73
2. Justine Peel (United) 76
3. Danielle Kenney (Stark County) 85
4. Brooke Bessine (West Central) 87
5. Paige Dougherty (Kewanee) 90
6. Cierra Pulsse (West Central) 92
7. Abby Hubbard (West Central) 99
8. Lena Karjala (Mid-County) 104
9. Claire McCrery (M-R) 104
10. Michelle Adolphson (Midland) 106