Golf: IJGA-CDGA title barely eludes Highwood’s Flavin, Libertyville’s Quenan
Highland Park's Patrick Flavin, seen here during the 2011 high school season, finished in a tie for second in the IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur at Mill Creek in Geneva. | Buzz Orr~Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 16, 2012 5:31PM
GENEVA — Playoff golf, anyone?
The IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur on Monday at Mill Creek had plenty of intrigue.
Four players — Lake Barrington’s Robert Renner, Highwood’s Patrick Flavin, Libertyville’s Alex Quenan and West Chicago’s Matthew Fazio — finished the final round on Friday in a first-place tie (217).
After two playoff holes, it was Renner who walked away with the win. He came up with a birdie on the second playoff hole. The other three missed their birdie putts.
Flavin, who will be a junior at Highland Park High School, has put together a terrific summer. He put himself in a position to win on Friday by recording a 69. He shot 74s in rounds one and two.
Quenan, who will golf at Illinois Wesleyan this fall, was Mr. Consistent. He shot rounds of 72-73-72 for his 217.
Renner helped his cause by coming up with an eagle on the 17th hole of the third round.
Deerfield’s Colin Davis had a nice three-round showing (73-72-75). His 220 placed him in a four-way tie for ninth place.
Vernon Hills’ Eric Swanson just missed finishing in the top 20. He ended up with a 223 to put him a three-way tie for 21st place.
Meanwhile, in the girls tournament at Mill Creek, Katie Kim of Riverwoods turned in a strong performance. Her 150 (73-77) placed her third behind Naperville’s Bing Singhsumalee (147) and Schaumburg’s Angie Kim (149).
Long Grove’s Claire Lavezzorio, a 2012 Stevenson grad, took fourth place (157), while Highland Park’s Jacki Berardi and Liza Kraff shot 160s to tie Wheaton’s Renee Solberg and Arlington Heights’ Amber Guiao for seventh place.
Mundelein’s Courteney Fabbri ended up in a tie for 20th (172), while Highland Park’s Tina Berardi was 23rd (173).