Bruns’ 40 leads Hinsdale Central past Lyons
Updated: September 7, 2011 9:52PM
It was a dual match more than worthy of two undefeated girls golf teams.
But it was Jackie Bruns’ five-over round that ultimately proved the difference in the West Suburban Conference showdown between host Hinsdale Central and Lyons Wednesday afternoon at Cog Hill No. 3.
With Lyons clinging to a two-shot lead, Bruns, playing in the final foursome, came home with her 40 on a brisk autumnal day in Lemont.
The score enabled Central to throw out one of its three 43s, and the three-shot swing allowed the Red Devils to escape the Lions 163-164.
The Red Devils’ narrow escape extended their season-long winning streak to five matches while also improving their league record to 4-0; the Lions fell to 4-1 overall and the same in the league.
“I really don’t try to think how (my score) is going to count team-wise,” Bruns said. “(My round) was rough getting going.”
“I’m very thankful (for Bruns’ allowing me to throw out one of the 43s),” Central coach Janelle Marconi said.
Bruns’ credited a sand save on the par-3 fourth hole with maintaining her momentum.
For the fourth time in as many dual starts, Central junior standout Rosanna Lederhausen was the match medalist.
Lederhausen had a far more conventional round than her Lions’ No. 1 counterpart Katie Ellis; the Red Devils’ two-time state qualifier had nothing but pars for her first seven holes before finishing with back-to-back bogeys for her low score of 37.
Other than the idyllic third-a short, downhill par-3 over water--and the par-4 seventh, Lederhausen did not have legitimate chances for birdie on the afternoon.
“I kept telling myself that (I would make birdie) on the next hole,” Lederhausen said. “It’s always a goal to shoot under par.”
Ellis’ day, meanwhile, was as combustible as Lederhausen was steady.
The Western Springs resident started her day with a five-foot birdie at the first, but soon gave it back with a dropped shot at the second.
On the par-5 third, however, Ellis was dancing in two after a majestic 6-iron from 185 yards settled 12 feet above the hole.
Ellis drained the eagle and was still two-under for the day after a routine par at the fourth.
It would prove to be her only par on the round, though, as she struggled coming in to finish with a 39, which was matched by sophomore teammate Ciara Rattana.
“It was one of the more interesting rounds I’ve had in a while,” Ellis said. “I was mis-clubbing (toward the end) and then I wasn’t trusting my swing.”
Jamie Blechschmidt (42) and Emma Pasquinelli (44) rounded out the Lions’ scoring; Cailee Beiscwanger, Colleen Ahern and Samantha Kritzer did likewise for the Red Devils’ with their matching 43s.