Addison Trail senior girls golfer Gia Dela Cruz is already a two-time state qualifier and is on track for a third appearance after placing third in the Glenbard East regional with an 84 at Glendale Lakes Golf Club. She qualified for the sectional tournament, along with teammate Bridget McKnight, which will take place at Ingersoll Golf Course in Rockford on Monday. Dela Cruz, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about the regional and her goals for the rest of her senior year.
How do you think you’ve been playing lately?
It’s kind of a relief that the weather has stayed this warm this late. I’ve actually gotten my swing together and everything. I’m excited for sectionals and what comes after that.
What are your expectations at sectionals?
I can’t really say how it’s going to be like at sectionals because it all depends on the conditions. For the sectionals I just want to go out and have fun since it is my senior year.
How familiar were you with Glendale Lakes?
I actually played the Glenbard East Invite last year here and I shot a 76 and I won that. I was hoping [the regional] would be like that tournament, but I’m still really comfortable on this course. I did pretty decent on the front to have room for the mistakes I made on the back. I just wanted to qualify and hopefully next week will be better.