Greenville's boys golf team would slip past Litchfield by five strokes on Monday, Sept. 16, in a South Central Conference tournament tune-up at Indian Springs Golf Course near Coffeen.
With the conference tourney looming on Sept. 30, the Panthers joined the Comets, Pana and Southwestern for a preview of the par-35 front nine of the course.
Litchfield would shoot a 189 on the day to come in second to the Comets' 184, beating third place Pana by ten. Southwestern would finish out the team ranks with a 214.
Anthony Boston would finish second overall individually and would lead the Panthers with a 42. Medalist John Watts of Southwestern would be just two strokes ahead of Boston with a 40.
Kelvin Dooley would turn in a solid 46 for the Purple Panthers, while the other four Litchfield players were separated by just two strokes. Allen Schneider and Blake Rentz would join Boston and Dooley in the top four with a 50 and a 51, while Zach Boston and Keagan Marten added in a pair of 52s.
September 23 at Coffeen
at Indian Springs Golf Course - Par 35
Boys Team Results: 1. Greenville 184, 2. Litchfield 189, 3. Pana 199, 4. Southwestern 214.
Medalist: John Watts (Southwestern) 40.
Greenville (184) - Bauer 42, Heath 47, Jack 47, Caldieraro 48, Balkenbush 52, Loyd 53.
Litchfield (189) - Anthony Boston 42, Kelvin Dooley 46, Allen Schneider 50, Blake Rentz 51, Zach Boston 52, Keagan Marten 52.
Pana (199) - Karbach 45, Beyers 49, Spracklen 51, Temmen 54, Rhoades 54, Puckett 71.
Southwestern (214) - Watts 40, Hines 51, Bergesch 53, Nottingham 70, Marshal 76.
The Litchfield Panthers hosted Hillsboro and Carlinville on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the par-35 Litchfield Country Club course.
Giving their JV some experience against varsity competition, Hillsboro would shoot a 178 to win the triangular, with Litchfield second with a 182 and Carlinville third with a 190.
All six Hillsboro players would shoot 15-over or better, with Tad Daniels leading the Toppers with a 43. The scores would descend from there one stroke at a time as Drake Vogel shot a 44, Dominic Haggard finished with a 45 and Dillon Smail rounded out the scoring with a 46. Nate Reeves and Hayden Fuller also played for the Toppers, both shooting 50s on the day.
Litchfield was led by Anthony Boston, who was just two strokes behind medalist Ethen Siglock of Carlinville. Boston would shoot a 42 on his home course, while Siglock took the top spot with a 5-over 40.
Keagan Marten added in a solid 44, while Zach Boston finished with a 46. Allen Schneider also had a scoring round with a 50 on the day. Blake Rentz and Kelvin Dooley would finish out the LHS roster with a 51 and a 56 as the Panthers moved to 17-11 on the season.
Litchfield's JV would also see some time on the links on Tuesday, shooting 255 overall. Ryan Baugher led the team with a 59, while Haydan Brown was second with a 64. Ryan Poole and Ethan Witt both entered the clubhouse with 66s, while Tyler Thompson shot a 67.
Litchfield will be at the Belk Park Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 26, to face Roxana, East Alton-Wood River and Jerseyville, while Hillsboro will play in the Edwardsville tournament on Sept. 27-28.
September 24 at Litchfield
at Litchfield Country Club - Par 35
Boys Team Results: 1. Hillsboro 178, 2. Litchfield 182, 3. Carlinville 190.
Medalist: Ethen Siglock Carlinville 40
Hillsboro (178) - Tad Daniels 43, Drake Vogel 44, Dominic Haggard 45, Dillon Smail 46, Nate Reeves 50, Hayden Fuller 50.
Litchfield (182) - Anthony Boston 42, Keagan Marten 44, Zach Boston 46, Allen Schneider 50, Blake Rentz 51, Kelvin Dooley 56.
Carlinville (190) - Ethen Siglock 40, Henry Kufa 47, Reagan Kulenkamp 51, Mitch Proctor 54, Sam Quarton 56, Gabe Barbre 63.
Litchfield JV (255) - Ryan Baugher 59, Haydan Brown 64, Ryan Poole 66, Ethan Witt 66, Tyler Thompson 67.
Records: Litchfield (17-11).