The Lincolnwood boys golf team celebrated senior night on Thursday, Sept. 27, by surpassing the 30 win mark for the sixth time in school history.
With 29 wins going into the match, the Lancers shot a 163 to beat Vandalia by 19 and Pana by 22 en route to their 30th and 31st victories of the season.
Devin Jenkins, one of six seniors honored after the match at Shoal Creek, claimed co-medalist honors, shooting a 37 to match Vandalia's Blake Swofford.
Lincolnwood's other two senior boys playing on Wednesday were Patrick Crawford, who shot a 41, and Dayne Merkel, who carded a 48.
Junior Tate Snyder would help ensure a win on senior night with a 2-over-par 38. Cole Krager and Brett Jaeger rounded out the line-up with a 47 and a 48 respectively.
The Lincolnwood JV was also in action on Tuesday, beating Morrisonville's JV 215-224.
Cole Krager earned medalist honors with a 47, while Jake Kuchar added a 53. Derek Seelbach and Landin Armour rounded out the roster with a 55 and a 60 respectively.
The varsity team followed up their senior night success with a first place finish in the MSM Conference Tournament, held at Timber Lakes Golf Course near Staunton.
Again it was Jenkins coming up big for the Lancers. Shooting a 7-over-par 79, the Lincolnwood senior took medalist honors for the match, besting Snyder by a stroke.
The Lancers would take four of the top five spots individually, with Patrick Crawford shooting an 88 for third and Cole Krager shooting a 90 for fourth. The only non-Lincolnwood player in the top five was Mt. Olive's Will Murphy, who carded an 89 on the day.
As a team, Mt. Olive would finish third with a 393, 11 behind second place Waverly, and 28 in front of fourth place Springfield Lutheran.
The Lancers now move on to the Greenview Regional at Country Hills Golf Course, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2. If Lincolnwood can make it through regionals, they will move on to the PORTA Sectional at Shambolee on Monday, Oct. 8.
September 27 at Raymond
Shoal Creek - Par 36
Team Results: 1. Lincolnwood 163, 2. Vandalia 182, 3. Pana 185.
Lincolnwood (163) - Devin Jenkins 37, Tate Snyder 38, Patrick Crawford 41, Cole Krager 47, Dayne Merkel 48, Brett Jaeger 48.
Vandalia (182) - Blake Swofford 37, Zack Jackson 43, Jake Bowen 51, Layton Godoyo 51, Zack Schaal 52, Jake Schulman 52.
Pana (185) - Andrew Rybolt 43, Alex Metzger 43, Dylon Hudlin 48, Kody Bland 51, Jason Grotts 52.
Records: Lincolnwood (31-5), Pana (10-18), Vandalia (9-15).
Team Results: 1. Lincolnwood JV 215, 2. Morrisonville JV 224.
Lincolnwood JV (215) - Cole Krager 47, Jake Kuchar 53, Derek Seelbach 55, Landin Armour 60.
Morrisonville JV (224) - Patrick Moomey 48, Chandler Myers 53, Alex Brockamp 61, Brady Wilkinson 62.
September 29 at Staunton
MSM Conference Tournament
Timber Lakes - Par 72
Team Results: 1. Lincolnwood 337, 2. Waverly 382, 3. Mt. Olive 393, 4. Springfield Lutheran 421.
Lincolnwood (337) - Devin Jenkins 79, Tate Snyder 80, Patrick Crawford 88, Cole Krager 90.
Waverly (382) - Smith 92, Woodruff 94, Watson 97, Morris 99.
Mt. Olive (393) - W. Murphy 89, Z. Murphy 94, Falanti 99, Jubelt 111.
Springfield Lutheran (421) - Brilley 95, R. Kirby 96, J. Kirby 100, Ramey 130.
Lady Lancers Second At Final Home Meet
The Lincolnwood girls golf team was at home on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for a quad match with Pana, Auburn, and Decatur Eisenhower. The Lady Lancers would finish second in the match, coming in two strokes behind Pana with a 198.
Lincolnwood's Sheree Turner would finish second individually at the match, tying Pana's Hannah Miller with a 43. Savannah Myers of Eisenhower took medalist honors for the match with a 41.
Anne Riemann carded a 47 to back up Lincolnwood's round, while Sydney Watson and Gabby Johnson also contributed scoring rounds of 52 and 56 respectively. Shelby Pinkston would round out the Lincolnwood line-up on Wednesday with a 58.
Lincolnwood followed that second place finish with another one on Saturday in the MSM Conference Tournament at Timber Lakes in Staunton.
Playing with out Turner, who also plays for the Lincolnwood volleyball team (which had a match in Morrisonville), the Lady Lancers finished just six strokes behind Waverley in the tournament.
Lincolnwood would shoot a 415, led by Riemann, who took medalist honors for the match with a 13-over-par 85. Johnson would back Riemann with a 91, while Watson and Pinkston finished with scores of 105 and 134.
The Lincolnwood girls will be at Country Hills Golf Course on Wednesday for their next match, which will be the IHSA Class 1A Greenview Regional. The Lady Lancers will be joined by familiar faces like Auburn, Springfield Lutheran, and Waverly, among others.
September 26 at Raymond
Shoal Creek - Par 36
Team Results: 1. Pana 196, 2. Lincolnwood 198, 3. Auburn 202, 4. Decatur Eisenhower 215.
Pana (196) - Hannah Miller 43, Mereideth Epley 50, Hannah Michael 51, Hannah Baker 52, Cheyenne Ashcraft 53, Emily Hackler 58.
Lincolnwood (198) - Sheree Turner 43, Anne Riemann 47, Sydney Watson 52, Gabby Johnson 56, Shelby Pinkston 58.
Auburn (202) - Meghan Burtle 48, Shannon Melton 48, Cheri Michelich 49, Kara Williams 57, Katie Kerlicker 62, Ally Warner 64.
Decatur Eisenhower (215) - Savannah Myers 41, Liz Birch 53, Ashley Cravens 60, Whitney Stewart 61.
Records: Lincolnwood (16-5-1), Pana (13-14), Auburn (23-9), Decatur Eisenhower (1-8).
Toppers End Regular Season At Taylorville Invitational
The Hillsboro High School boys golf team wrapped up their regular season on Saturday with a sixth place finish at the Taylorville Invitational at Lake Shore Golf Course.
The Hiltoppers carded a 361 as a team, eight strokes behind Maroa-Forsyth for fifth place. Springfield's Sacred Heart-Griffin would finish first with a 313, followed by Glenwood (322), Effingham (323) and Lincoln (332).
Hillsboro's Broc Everley would be among the top individuals at the match, shooting a 79 to tie for fourth with Isaac Beyer of Glenwood. Jackson Wendling of Effingham was the tournament medalist with a 71.
The finish gives Everley a boost going into regionals, which will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Effingham Country Club. Regional qualifiers move on to the Carbondale Sectional next Monday.
Lady Hiltoppers 10th At Gary Bair Invitational
On Friday, the Hillsboro girls golf team was in Edwardsville for the 2012 Gary Bair Invitational at Oak Brook. The Lady Toppers would finish 10th in the 11 team tournament with a 612 in the 11-team, 18-hole tournament. Massac County would finish first overall with a 418, while the Edwardsville orange team would finish second with a 426.
Lindsey Storm would lead Hillsboro individually, shooting a 58 on the front nine and a 53 on the back half for a 111 score and a 47th place finish overall. Hillsboro’s other three scoring rounds would be within one stroke of each other, starting with Fallon Sellers’ 123. Thrushna Mekala and Olivia Klump finished a stroke behind Sellers with a pair of 124s, while Hillsboro’s Cede Thacker shot a 130 to finish with the Toppers’ fifth score.
The Lady Toppers will now go to Effingham Country Club on Wednesday for their regional assignment. Those who advance from the regional will go on to play at Teutopolis sectional, which will also be held at Effingham Country Club.
Sept. 28 at Edwardsville
Gary Bair Invitational
Oak Brook – Par 71
Team Results: 1. Massac County 418, 2. Edwardsville Orange 426, 3. Nashville 438, 4. Highland 456, 4. O’Fallon 456, 6. Alton 468, 7. Belleville East 491, 8. Edwardsville White 492, 9. Granite City 560, 10. Hillsboro 612, 11. Collinsville 618.
Hillsboro (612) – 47. Lindsey Storm 111, 50. Fallon Sellers 123, 51. Thrushna Mekala 123, 51. Olivia Klump 124, 54. Cede Thacker 130.