The Lincolnwood boys golf team continued their stellar season this week with a pair of victories that upped their record to 25-2 on the year.
The Lancers, whose two losses have come against the talented Hillsboro Hiltoppers and Vandalia Vandals, defeated Rochester and Taylorville at Shoal Creek in Raymond on Sept. 23, then knocked off Mt. Pulaski, Northwestern and Greenview on Sept. 24, at Country Hills Golf Course in Greenview.
Sam Herman would be medalist for both matches as the senior paced the Lancers with a 38 on Monday at his home course. Herman would shoot a 2-over-par 38 to edge teamates Braxton Schmedeke and Devin Brown, who were tied for second with a pair of 39s. Nate Brockmeyer wouldn't be far behind with the fourth scoring round, shooting a 4-over 40 on the day.
Michael Jones and Will Jenkins would also play for Coach Verne Pinkston's squad, shooting a 43 and a 47 at the par-36 Shoal Creek.
In Tuesday's match, Herman would share medalist honors with Brockmeyer as both players went low with a pair of 5-over-par 41s.
Lincolnwood would actually have the top six individual scores of the day as just five strokes separated the six Lancers.
Jenkins and Jones would earn spots in the top four this time with a pair of 44s, while Brown and Schmedeke stair-stepped after them with a 45 and a 46.
Joey Davis of Mt. Pulaski and Gordie Euson of Greenview led their respective squads with a 47 and a 48 respectively.
As the season winds down, the Lancers find themselves approaching 30 wins for the 12th time in the last 14 years. On Monday, Sept. 30, the team will be at Shambolee Golf Course in Petersburg to take on PORTA, Auburn and Beardstown, followed by a trip to Edgewood Golf Course in Auburn to face the Trojans, North Mac and West Central.
Lincolnwood's postseason destination is also north of Montgomery County's panhandle as they will play in the Williamsville Regional at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield on Monday, Oct. 7.
September 23 at Raymond
Shoal Creek Golf Course - Par 36
Boys Team Results: 1. Lincolnwood 156, 2. Rochester 183, 3. Taylorville 184.
Medalist: Sam Herman (Lincolnwood) 38.
Lincolnwood (156) - Sam Herman 38, Braxton Schmedeke 39, Devin Brown 39, Nate Brockmeyer 40, Michael Jones 43, Will Jenkins 47.
Rochester (183) - Ben Drendel 40, Ryan Peir 45, Zach Hagg 48, Mike Pemberton 50, Greg Kurtenbach 58, Jace Crowder 67.
Taylorville (184) - Ryan Johnson 44, Gavin Craggs 45, Briar Dempsey 47, Jonah Nagle 48, James Boettger 52, Grant Buschon 68.
Lincolnwood JV (200) - Colton Tischkau 43, Michael Graham 45, Drake Germann 54, Jacob Mizera 58.
Record: Lincolnwood (22-2).
September 24 at Greenview
Country Hills Golf Course - Par 36
Boys Team Results: 1. Lincolnwood 170, 2. Mt. Pulaski 197, 3. Greenview 211, 4. Northwestern 241.
Medalist: Sam Herman (Lincolnwood) 41; Nate Brockmeyer (Lincolnwood) 41.
Lincolnwood (170) - Sam Herman 41, Nate Brockmeyer 41, Will Jenkins 44, Michael Jones 44, Devin Brown 45, Braxton Schmedeke 46.
Mt. Pulaski (197) - Joey Davis 47, Andrew Bailey 48, Todd Kelly 49, Luke Farris 53, Gavin Smith 56, Oran Kuhlman 69.
Greenview (211) - Gordie Euson 48, David Arkebauer 51, Chris Powell 55, Adam Schluemann 57, Lucas Schultz 58, Nathan Kleiss 72.
Northwestern (241) - Matthew Pitchford 55, Kaden Mansfield 58, Logan Armstrong 62, K.J. Sonneborn 66, Devon Cochran 71, Bradon Dennison 71.
Record: Lincolnwood (25-2).