In most things, “subpar” carries a negative connotation, but for Tug Schwab, the word is music to the Litchfield High School freshman’s ears.
For the second time this season, Schwab finished “subpar” in a match, shooting a 1-under-par 35 to lead the Purple Panthers to a win over Staunton and Greenville.
Schwab’s round helped the Panthers to a 173 on the day, 12 shots better than Staunton and 24 better than the host Comets. The score also gave Schwab medalist honors for the seventh time in the ten matches he’s played.
Zach Boston would be one of three players to tie for second as he finished eight strokes behind his teammate with a season-best 43. Greenville’s Christian Bauer and Staunton’s Preston Denney were the other two tied at seven strokes over par.
Keagan Marten would make the most of his varsity spot and shot a 47, while A.J. Odle added in a 48 for Litchfield’s fourth scoring round.
Allen Schneider and Ian Otto would be just behind their teammates in the fifth and sixth spots for LHS. Schneider shot a 52 on the day, while Otto was two strokes behind him with a 54.
The wins improved Litchfield’s record to 18-4 on the season as they prepare for the South Central Conference Tournament at Indian Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Sept. 24 at Greenville
Greenville Country Club - Par 36
Boys Team Results: Litchfield 173, Staunton 185, Greenville 197.
Medalist: Tug Schwab (L) 35.
Litchfield (173) - Tug Schwab 35, Zach Boston 43, Keagan Marten 47, A.J. Odle 48, Allen Schneider 52, Ian Otto 54.
Staunton (185) - Preston Denney 43, Brock Best 44, Sam Best 49, Blake Moore 49, Caden Shearlock 50, Luke Dewitt 54.
Greenville (197) - Christian Bauer 43, Ryan Heath 48, Leno Calderiero 52, Dustin Rehkempe 54, Steven Jack 62, Dakota Loyd 62 .
Record: Litchfield (18-4).