Toppers Finish Ninth In Showcase Tournament

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The Hillsboro High School boys golf team was a little lower in the finishing order than they were at last year's Prep Tour High School Showcase tournament on Thursday, Aug. 15, but the Toppers showed that they are one of the teams to reckon with in Class 1A as they were the top small school at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Course.

Hillsboro would shoot a 325 on the day to finish ninth overall, a slight dip from last year's performance when they shot a 305 and finished seventh. All eight teams finishing ahead of the Toppers were in either Class 2A or Class 3A, though, with Hinsdale Central (298), Wheaton Warrenville South (303) and Normal University (304) taking the top three spots.

Alex White, who tied for seventh last year with a 72; shot a 6-over-par 78 on the day to lead the Hiltoppers and tie for 24th individually. White was 3-over for both of his rounds with a pair of 39's on the front nine and back nine.

Alex Eickhoff, who finished fifth at the tournament last year, and Wilson Hamby were just behind their teammate with a pair of 80's. Eickhoff shot 41 on the front nine and 39 on the back nine, highlighted by a pair of birdies on number 11 and number 15, while Hamby shot rounds of 38 and 42, with an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole.

Hillsboro's fourth scoring round came from Dane Huber, who shot a 44 on the front nine and a 43 on the back half of the course. Owen Malloy and Gunnar Micnheimer would round out the Toppers' top six with a 93 and a 96 in their debut.

While the varsity was playing in La Salle, the JV Toppers were in Windsor for the St. Anthony Invitational at Fox Prairie Golf Course.

Hillsboro would finish tenth out of 12 teams, shooting a 405 on the day. St. Anthony would be first with a 311, while Sullivan (337) and Effingham (348) were second and third.

Tad Daniels would pace the Toppers with a 90, shooting 45 on the front nine and back nine. Dillon Smail would also break 100 with a 99 at Fox Prairie, while Preston Lyerla and Hayden Fuller finished out the scoring with a 101 and a 115. Nate Reeves would also play for Hillsboro and finished with a 125.

Hillsboro will be back in action on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Hickory Stick Invitational, hosted by East Alton-Wood River at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River.

August 15 at La Salle

Senica's Oak Ridge - Par 72

Prep Tour High School Showcase

Team Results: 1. Hinsdale Central 298; 2. Wheaton Warrenville South 303; 3. Normal University 304; 4. Lockport 307; 4. Peoria Notre Dame 307; 6. Quincy Notre Dame 313; 7. Lincolnshire Stevenson 316; 8. Macomb 318; 9. Hillsboro 325; 10. St. Viator 326; 11. Edwardsville 327; 12. Benton 330; 13. Jacksonville 331; 14. Wheaton Warrenville North 337; 15. Port Byron Riverdale 338; 16. Ottawa 360.

Individual Results

Hinsdale Central (298) - Drew McMillin 73; Shubham Nain 73; Jack Bartuch 75; John Cornell 77; Michael Spitzer 79; Jack Inabnit 79.

Wheaton Warrenville South (303) - Dhilan Desai 74; Jason Prince 74; Ben Gorski 76; Jack Turner 79; Aidan McCoyd 83.

Normal University (304) - Brevin Knight 69; Jackson Yoder 77; Reece Tennison 79; Andrew Woodward 79; Jake Swartz 90; Michael Cavanaugh 90.

Lockport (307) - Ben Sluzas 73; Brody McCarthy 73; VJ Greci 80; Caleb Andrea 81; Sam Hook 85; Brian Carter 85.

Peoria Notre Dame (307) - Mikey Wales 71; Zach Buscher 75; Gavin Smith 79; Ben Dotson 82; Sam Newton 85; Evan Gehrke 96.

Quincy Notre Dame (313) - Alex McCulla 72; David Hutson 72; Luke Siebers 84; Jack Leffers 85; Sam Frericks 88; Ross Thompson 88.

Lincolnshire Stevenson (316) - Conan Pan 74; Ethan Lee 77; Bradley Park 82; Jake Schabes 83; Jake Surane 83; Andrew Babbo 89.

Macomb (318) - Braden Duncan 73; Blaine Sutton 77; Connor Hamm 81; Jack Lockard 87; Connor Watson 89; Griffin Taylor 95.

Hillsboro (325) - Alex White 39+39=78; Alex Eickhoff 41+39=80; Wilson Hamby 38+42=80; Dane Huber 44+43=87; Owen Malloy 46+47=93; Gunnar Micnheimer 41+55=96.

St. Viator (326) - Benny Wozniak 75; Jake Lynch 78; Ryan O'Grady 86; R.J. Hart 87; Billy Durkin 91; Charlie Bullock 95.

Edwardsville (327) - Trevor Laub 81; Ian Bailey 81; Nate Frey 82; Hayden Moore 83; Tyler Janssen 97; Trent Hansel 124.

Benton (330) - Brad Hammond 77; Cy Norman 81; Cole Brugger 84; Jared Shaw 88; Brett Merkel 95; Peyton Sieveking 97.

Jacksonville (331) - 

Wheaton Warrenville North (337) - Sam Gerry 77; Drew Gorzak 86; Sam Cascella 87; Brendan Noland 87; Brendan Harris 91; Cole Martin 95.

Port Byron Riverdale (338) - James Moorhusen 75; Ben Nelson 87; Sam Willems 88; Ashton Sutton 88; Ryan Bussert 91; Jared Griffin 97.

Ottawa (360) - T.J. McDonnell 86; Caden Ericzon 89; Drake Stoudt 91; Jonathan Cooper 94; Noah Stoudt 108.

August 15 at Windsor

Fox Prairie Golf Course - Par 72

St. Anthony Invitational

Team Results: 1. St. Anthony 311; 2. Sullivan 337; 3. Effingham 348; 4. Flora 355; 5. Vandalia 365; 6. Robinson 368; 7. Pleasant Plains 375; 8. Marshall 392; 9. Altamont 394; 10. Hillsboro JV 405; 11. Teutopolis 421; 12. Greenville 437.

Individual Results

St. Anthony (311) - Ryan Schultz 37+39=76, Jonathan Willenborg 37+40=77, Luke Flaig 40+39=79, Michael Martelli 41+38=79, Jayden Rios 41+39=80, Thomas Chojnicki 40+40=80

Sullivan (337) - Drew Rogers 38+45=83, Leyton Ellis 42+42=84, Aiden Short 44+41=85, Logan Westjohn 40+45=85, Del Dieholz 49+54=103, Camden Dwyer 51+53=104

Effingham (348) - Tate Niebrugge 47+39=86, Ben Donsbach 42+44=86, Aiden Beck 42+45=87, Ryker Schneider 42+47=89, Nick Burgess 52+54=106, Max Woelfer 56+65=121

Flora (355) - Carter Collins 45+40=85, Holden Kauble 40+46=86, Will Lehman 43+46=89, Rowdy Collins 48+47=95, Drak Hargis 55+45=100, Mason Beckham 50+59=109

Vandalia (365) - Chase Laack 37+47=84, Riley Ruckman 44+44=88, Jacob Schaal 42+48=90, Nick Rosborough 50+53=103, Eli Beck 52+61=113, Chase Konrad 65+63=128

Robinson (368) - Cole Johnson 43+40=83, Nick Weber 44+49=93, Nyah Schulte 49+45=94, Levi Middleton 48+50=98, Will Prindable 56+55=111, Taylor Maxwell 69+63=132

Pleasant Plains (375) - Kyle Abraham 39+42=81, Tyler Koerner 40+48=88, Drew Washam 53+50=103, Jake Cooper 54+49=103, Eli Hehrt 48+56=104, Brycen Fulscher 49+61=110

Marshall (392) - Ethan Keown 43+40=83, Cory Pancake 46+50=96, Kyle Allen 56+49=105, Kaden Ewing 51+57=108, Devon Hendrix 55+55=110, Robby Goekler 60+69=129

Altamont (394) - Tyler Stonecipher 43+39=82, Kevin Hall 42+47=89, Bryton Pruett 51+49=100, Tyler Stuckemeyer 54+69=123, Tyler Schuppert 58+82=140

Hillsboro JV (405) - Tad Daniels 45+45=90, Dillon Smail 48+51=99, Preston Lyerla 51+50=101, Hayden Fuller 58+57=115, Nate Reeves 64+61=125

Teutopolis (421) - Drew Kerner 44+51=95, Zach Ruholl 53+53=106, Andy Niebrugge 54+53=107, Gavin Meyer 58+55=113, Gabe Schlink 56+59=115

Greenville (437) - Christian Bauer 41+52=93, Steven Jack 58+57=115, Leno Calderiaro 57+58=115, Dakota Lloyd 57+57=114

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