Eagles Eyeing State Championships

Congratulations to the women's golf team on making a sixth consecutive state championship appearance Oct. 10-11 at Ohio State University's Gray Course. The Eagles finished fourth, shooting 692 as a team over the two-day tournament.

CJ entered its final match with a near-perfect record, having collecting championships in the GCL Coed, sectional and district tournaments. This year's top players included co-captain Sarah Downing '15, co-captain Ellie Cronin '16, Lizzi Yeazel '16, Colleen Wagoner '16 and Sara Sue Bowman '17

The Eagles were led all season by the GCL Player of the Year in Cronin (41.9 avg) and one of the winningest players in school history in Downing (43.0 avg). The senior recorded more than 100 victories over her four-year varsity career. She was a member of the state championship team in 2011, the state runner-up team in 2012, and the third place team in 2013.

The program, in existence since 2007, has enjoyed tremendous success under head coach George Menker '55. Perhaps more impressive is the team's composition. Student athletes joined the team with varying levels of experience and truly reflect the makeup of the school's entire student body. The nine players on the roster hail from eight different grade schools: St. Albert, Bishop Leibold, St. Chris, Holy Angels, Incarnation, Mary Queen of Peace, Oakwood and St. Peter.

Coach Menker, a graduate of Chaminade, is a four-time recipient of GCL/GGCL Coach of the Year honors. He brings unmatched passion and pride while teaching all student athletes, no matter their skill level or experience, the game of golf. Numerous players under his tutelage have gone on to earn scholarships and compete at the college level while pursuing their education.

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