Lady Devils take team title at Naperville North golf invitational
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The girls’ varsity golf team won the 15th place team Naperville North Rosie Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a composite score of 315. Rosanna Lederhausen, junior, Jacqueline Bruns, junior, Cailee Beisswanger, sophomore, and Samantha Kritzer, senior, all finished top ten individually.
Lederhausen shot 76 through 18 holes, leading the team with her third place finish. “My goal was to make sure I focused on every shot. I always try to win, but sometimes it doesn’t work out,” Lederhausen said. She finished the day five shots back from Waubonsie Valley’s Bing Singhsumalee, and even with Arianna Furrie of St. Charles North at 76.
The major surprise for the Red Devils was Samantha Kritzer’s 81 shot round, just sneaking in to the top ten. “I went in thinking that I wanted to shoot 42 on each nine,” Kritzer said. “I definitely felt that my top ten finish and 81 completely outdid my expectations for the round.” She shot 39 on the front nine and 42 on the back to achieve her personal best score.
With the season wrapping up, the varsity team is now looking towards regionals, sectionals, and what should be another state final appearance. The tough competition at Naperville North was a good test for the program.
“This was our best team score this season, so it was exciting that we won. It was definitely satisfying because we beat some tough teams like Wheaton Warrenville South,” Kritzer said. The quality of opposing teams will only rise from this point on as the squad progresses through the state series.
Both Lederhausen and Kritzer seem to be focused on their short games. “These next few weeks I am going to work on my putting and chipping,” Lederhausen said. Kritzer similarly hopes to improve on her approach shots. If Central can maintain the level of play that they showed at Naperville North, they should find themselves in a great position come the state meet on Friday, Oct. 14.