The Hillsboro boys golf team was just 11 strokes over par as a team on Friday, Sept. 20, as they picked up three wins in a quad meet at Oak Hills Country Club in Girard.
Five of the six Hillsboro players had scores under 40 at the par-32 nine-hole course in Macoupin County. The Toppers would finish with a 139 overall to beat Lincolnwood by 20 strokes for the top spot. The Lancers would take second, with Auburn third with a 161 and North Mac fourth with a 166.
Alex Eickhoff and Wilson Hamby would share medalist honors for the match as both shot 2-over-par 34s on the day. Dane Huber would be a stroke back with a 35, while Alex White was two strokes back with a 36.
Owen Malloy was Hillsboro’s fifth man with a 38, which would have been the best round on any of the other three teams, while Gunnar Micnheimer contributed a 46.
Lincolnwood would be led by Sam Herman and Devin Brown, who put up a pair of 39s on the day. Braxton Schmedeke and Nate Brockmeyer weren’t far behind, finishing with a 40 and a 41 in Girard. Michael Jones and Will Jenkins would also play for the Lancers, shooting a 42 and a 45 respectively.
Hillsboro starts off next week at home on Monday, Sept. 23, against Vandalia and Alton Marquette at the Hillsboro Country Club. The Lancers are also at home on Monday, against Rochester and Taylorville, followed by a trip to Country Hills Golf Course in Greenview on Tuesday to play the host Bulldogs, Havana and Mt. Pulaski.
September 20 at Girard
Oak Hills Country Club - Par 32
Boys Team Results: 1. Hillsboro 139, 2. Lincolnwood 159, 3. Auburn 161, 4. North Mac 166.
Co-Medalists: Alex Eickhoff (Hillsboro) 34, Wilson Hamby (Hillsboro) 34.
Hillsboro (139) - Alex Eickhoff 34, Wilson Hamby 34, Dane Huber 35, Alex White 36, Owen Malloy 38, Gunnar Micnheimer 46.
Lincolnwood (159) - Sam Herman 39, Devin Brown 39, Braxton Schmedeke 40, Nate Brockmeyer 41, Michael Jones 42, Will Jenkins 45.
Auburn (161) - Charlie Jessup 39, Logan Kavish 40, Reece Conway 41, Clayton Komnick 41, Tyler Smith 44, Luke Boesdorfer 45.
North Mac (166) - Matt Hendricks 39, Ryley Marko 41, Will Downs 41, Grant Thoroman 45, Carson Raynor 46, Kaden LeGrand 49.