Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
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1979 AOL-Spalding Girl's Golf Team


Continuing the superb performance of the school’s inaugural squad, the 1979 team, in just its 2nd season as a varsity sport, finished second in the IHSA state finals.  Marking the completion of another impressive season on the links, the Lady Irish persevered through extremely windy conditions in the final round to maintain the runner-up position behind Homewood-Flossmoor.  Pat Ehrhart shot 172 over the 2 days of the finals, good for 10th place in the individual competition.  During the regular season, the girls were unbeaten in dual matches and won three of the four tournaments in which the team competed.  They dominated the Galesburg Sectional by finishing ahead of Macomb and host Galesburg by 9 strokes and 12 strokes respectively.   Ehrhart also led the way in the Sectional by shooting a solid 82.   Despite Ehrhart’s low scoring, the team boasted exceptional depth.   Coach Schallau noted that, “None of our girls would have qualified (for state) if they weren’t on a team.”