In their fifth consecutive state tournament appearance, members of the CJ women's golf team capped a successful season with a third place finish in Columbus.
The Eagles, led by sophomore Ellie Cronin, shot a 680 at the two-day tournament Oct. 11-12 to finish one stroke behind second place Dover. View results >
The girls began the season with high expectations after coming off back-to-back top two finishes in Division II. Chaminade Julienne won its first women’s golf team state championship in school history in 2011, and followed up the next season as 2012 state runners-up. The team also holds sixth place (2009) and seventh place (2010) finishes.
In the regular season the girls were 24-1, including a perfect 10-0 record in league play to win the Greater Catholic League Coed division.
"The team’s average margin of victory in winning matches was an astounding 24 shots," said Scott Pierce, athletic director.
Along the road to state, the team recorded league, sectional and district tournament victories. The ladies also combined with the men’s team to win the Diana Schwab Invitational at Beavercreek Golf Club earlier in the season (pictured below).
Led by GCL Coed Coach of the Year George Menker, the team balanced youth with experience. Four-year letter winner Kaitlyn Cartone, junior Sarah Downing and Ellie Cronin each earned first team all conference honors, with Downing named the GCL Coed Player of the Year. Also returning for next year are sophomores Liliane Kaminski, Sarah Olzewski, Colleen Wagoner and Lizzi Yeazel, and freshman Sara Sue Bowman.
Congratulations on a great year, Eagles!