Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald
---- — KEWANEE, Ill. — Blaine Simmons of Fulton won medalist honors at the Three Rivers Conference junior varsity boys golf tournament Thursday, shooting a 7-over-par 79 at Baker Park Golf Course.
Simmons shot a 41 on the front nine and came home in 38 to win the title by five strokes.
Logan Bennison of Kewanee and Adam Linketis of Peru St. Bede tied for second at 84.
Led by Cjamce Bender and Bryce Smith, Morrison finished second in the team standings with a 365 total. Bender and Smith each shot an 88 to tie for sixth place. The Mustangs’ Brennan Bender just missed a top-10 finish, taking 11th with a 91.
Kewanee, which won the varsity title Tuesday, shot a 350 to take junior varsity honors. Erie was eighth with a 399, Fulton was ninth with a 405 and Prophetstown placed 11th with a 431.
Derek Redell led Erie with a 93, and Jerid Coffin and Kevin Sigel each shot a 104 for Prophetstown.
Thunder boys win
EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. -- Sean Keckler made six pars and finished with a 38 to lead West Carroll to a 175-180 win against East Dubuque in a boys golf dual Wednesday at the Lacoma Golf Course Red Course.
Michael Motsch of East Dubuque shot a 2-over par 37 to claim medalist honors. He had a birdie-3 on No. 2 in his round.
Keckler had a string of pars from No. 3 through No. 7 and another on No. 9 for the Thunder. Cameron Ehlers made two pars and came in with a 43 for the Thunder.
First for West Carroll
SAVANNA, Ill. -- West Carroll picked up its first win in girls golf Wednesday, finishing ahead of Pearl City in a triangular at Palisades Golf Course.
Hayley Guilinger shot a 43 to lead the Thunder to a 225 team total and earn medalist honors.
WEST CARROLL 175, EAST DUBUQUE 180
Lacoma GC (Red Course), par 35
Medalist -- Michael Motsch (ED) 37.
WEST CARROLL -- Sean Keckler 38, Cameron Ehlers 43, Keegan Randecker 46. Matt Ritchie 48, Anthony Mendoza 54, Matt Having 59.
EAST DUBUQUE -- Motsch 37, Dylan Lange 46, Trevor Lankin 46, Chance Runde 51, Justin Schneider 52, Evan Koehler 52.
GIRLS WEST CARROLL TRIANGULAR
Palisades Golf Course
Team standings -- 1. Eastland 187; 2. West Carroll 225; 3. Pearl City 230.
Medalist -- Hayley Guilinger (WC) 43.
EASTLAND -- Karussa Fruedag 44, Izzy Todd 46, Sam Feltenz 46, Kori Freidag 51, Grace Norton 53, Gabby Sheddan 54.
WEST CARROLL -- Guilinger 43, Christy Ralston 56, Alyssa Smtih 62, Rachel Dykstra 64.
PEARL CITY -- Abby Endress 55, Macayla Pilson 58, Brooke Stephan 58, Kalli Kaney 59, Alyssa Johnson 61.