Sayyalinh tops leaderboard, Rockford co-op wins regional

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) After winning its third straight conference crown, the Rockford girls co-op captured its third regional in the last three seasons.

The Rockford squad beat out Lake Zurich for the team title by 17 strokes on Thursday at Atwood Homewood Golf Course.

Freshman Kayla Sayyalinh and senior Katelyn Sayyalinh led the way for the RPS squad as they both shot a 73 with the younger sister winning a playoff to become the medalist.

While no other local teams advanced to sectionals, Harlem's Reese Stovall and Brighton Young, Belvidere's Coe Walberg and Rachel Nelson and Hononegah's Hope Markley and Ellie Day all qualified as individuals.