Piar Wins Section Championship, Leads Alton Marquette in Girls’ Golf Team | Golf Girls – Fall
The top three teams in the section moved on to state and Marquette was the only team in the region to qualify at Acorns, compiling a team score of 325 to finish second behind Mount Carmel (311) and ahead of third place of the county of Massac (349).
Piar will be joined by his senior colleagues Audrey Cain and Clancy Maag and juniors Lilly Montague, Ava Bartosiak and Karly Reiter.
“It means so much,” said Cain, who shot 79 Monday. “We’re going to do our last bus ride together, blow our music up like we always do and have a whole bunch of snacks. I’m so excited.”
The Explorers will be making their third trip to the United States in the past four seasons with Piar, Cain and Maag on the roster.
“We’ve actually been playing since the age of 9, 10,” Piar said of her and her best friend Cain. “May be 8 years old. We have been playing for a long time. “
Marquette finished fifth in Class 1A in 2018, with 32 strokes behind the Central Catholic champion. Two years ago, the Explorers failed to make it past the first day of 12 teams to the last eight.
“I know they’re all excited about this trip,” Walsh said. “For my seniors, it’s been a goal since the start of the season to get there. Getting there was half the battle and now doing it right there will be the other half.
The top 10 individuals not in the top three teams also advanced to Red Tail Run. Three of them were from area schools: Waterloo teammates Reese Kite and Calli Smith, and Father McGivney’s Ellie Hyten.