GLENWOOD | For one of the toughest golf regional qualifiers in the state, the Marian Catholic boys didn't do too bad Tuesday.
The Spartans shot a team low 329 to win the Class 3A Mount Carmel Regional at Glenwoodie Golf Course. Homewood-Flossmoor finished second with 349 and Mount Carmel took third with 349. All three teams will advance Oct. 10 to the 3A sectional Balmoral Woods Country Club.
"Came out here and shot pretty good," Terry Jarowsky, of Marian Catholic, said. "I could have done a lot better. As a team, our score could have been a lot lower, too."
Jarowsky's 82 was the same score shot by teammates Sean Rea and Bill Hilger.
"The front nine was playing pretty easy," Rea said. "When you got to the back nine, it got a lot tougher and your short game had to be pretty good. I hope we can just play good in sectionals and have two good nines."
Crete-Monee's Miles Bailey shot a regional low score of 76. Warriors teammate Mike Wojtanowski was second among individual sectional qualifiers with 87.
"My play today was pretty good," Bailey said. "I started out the front nine at 2-under. I had a couple of slip-ups every now and again, seven and eight I managed to bogey, but after that I hit a par on the last hole to give me an even par for the nine. I had some mistakes but that's only going to make me better for the long run."
Wojtanowski will play next week in the sectional but he was not thrilled with his play at Glenwoodie and the tough par-72.
"My play today was absolutely terrible," Wojtanowski said. "The only thing I did good was I one-putted 10 greens. The only thing that was on was my putting. I couldn't hit a green in regulation and my driver wasn't that consistent."
Thornton Fractional North's Dennis Minefee finished tied for third place among individual qualifiers with 91.
"The course was difficult," Minefee said. "As far as the greens go, they were pretty fast today. A lot faster then when I played this course before. Other than that it played pretty nice. It was beautiful conditions so nothing to complain about."
Homewood-Flossmoor's Kevin Stoffle shot 80 to help the Vikings advance as a team next week to the sectional.
"I didn't play too bad," Stoffle said. "My putting was kind of what killed me today. Other than that, I played pretty good."