Hall of Fame Inductee - Coach & Players of Girls' 1976, 77 & 78 Golf Teams

The Quincy High School girls teams strung together an unprecedented three consecutive Illinois High School Association state championships. The 1976 team was undefeated in eight matches and posted a 21-stroke victory over Homewood-Flossmoor in the state tournament. Freshman Alison Sellers finished fourth in the individual competition. The 1977 team also went through the season undefeated and beat Decatur MacArthur by three strokes in the state tournament. Sellers placed fifth individually. The 1978 team, originally eliminated by district budget cuts, but restored by booster funding, won eight of nine matches and beat Palatine Fremd by a then-record 27 strokes in the state tournament. Quincy's 714 team score was the lowest in the four-year history of the tournament. Future LPGA player Penny Hammel of MacArthur won her second straight individual crown, beating out another future professional, Mary Beth Zimmerman of Hillsboro, and Sellers finished third. Sellers, Babette Brennan and Kathy Stevens were on all three teams; Mary Oakley, Tamara Traeder and Lindalynn Hutter were on two; and Bonnie Glasgow, Chris Maxwell, Wendy Sperr, Lori Pruitt, Ann McCleery, Patricia Gibbs, Cindy Bowles and Lori Klusmeyer were on one. Ironically, Quincy tied for seventh in 1975, the first year of the state tournament series and the first year the program was in existence. Jerry Carnivale coached all three state championship teams.

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