llinois Valley Women's Golf Invitational
MCNABB — Home cooking did not pay off for Edgewood Park in this year's Illinois Valley Women's Golf Invitational.
Neighbor Spring Creek captured the low gross team championship in Sunday's IVWGI event at Edgewood Park Golf Club, breaking the host club's streak of four straight titles on its home course dating back to 1996.
It was Spring Creek's first title since 2015, seventh overall in the history of the event dating back to 1958.
Spring Creek was bolstered by third-place finisher Lorri Kierski (93), A Flight winner Bonnie Marusich (89) and third-place Alicia Yuvan (94) along with B Flight winner Gina Elias (100).
Spring Creek also had the low net score of 282, but tournament rules do not permit the same team to win both awards. The low net title then went to Deer Park (294).
Cheri Russell of Morris won her second individual crown in four years, her third since 2010, with a low score of 81. Runner-up Shelley Felske of Prophet Hills came in at 89.
Mary Stander (107) of Wyaton Hills was the C Flight winner with Jan Booker (107) of Edgewood second.
Karen Wiersema (93) of Prophet Hills was the Senior champ while Hilda Koppens (98) of Spring Creek aced "Super Senior" honors.