Season ends for IVC golf

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers
IVC freshman Ellen Carpenter puts at the Princeton Regional Oct. 8. Carpenter worker her way to the Sectional tourney, but fell short of the cut to miss State.

The season came to an end for the IVC boys and girls golfers after two qualified for Sectionals, but came up short to make the State tourney.

Junior Jarom Hutson qualified for the Champaign Sectional after shooting an 82 at the Monmouth-Roseville Regional Oct. 7.

At the Sectional, Hutson marked an 80 for the day, missing the cut by two strokes to advance.

“(Hutson) played some good golf and battled, it would have just been nice to have a birdie early or in the middle of the round,” coach Jim Thornton said.

“He has one more year, but I think he’ll get there next year, I think he’ll get over the hump. Golf’s kind of a funny game. You don’t know one day to the next.” 

The second IVC linkster to advance to Sectionals, freshman Ellen Carpenter, was edged out as well.

“(Carpenter) got a lot better as the year went on. She started to hit the ball a little more solid and longer,” Thornton said.

Carpenter advanced to the Lanarck Sectional after shooting a 106 at the Chapel Hills Golf Course in the Princeton Regional.

Another 106 performance by Carpenter wasn’t enough to make the cut, 93, and the season came to the end for her.

“I think she’s capable of getting better to the point of getting there next year. She’s only a freshman and she has several years left to get there,” Thornton said.