Big meets loom for area golfers : Sports : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
|Big meets loom for area golfers |
|Conference meet set to play out on Wednesday |
|by Christine Bolin Dascher|
The Oswego and Oswego East boys' golf teams will have at least one more scheduled meeting on the same course this fall.
The District 308 schools were placed in the Class 3A Plainfield Central Regional at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville on Oct. 2.
Bolingbrook, Minooka, Neuqua Valley, Yorkville, Oswego, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North and Plainfield South will all be there as well to compete for the chance to advance to the Pekin Sectional at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin on Oct. 8.
The state tournament will take place at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington on Oct. 12-13.
The last regular season meet for both teams in the Southwest Prairie Conference meet, which is hosted by Plainfield South. That will be at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m.
Senior Nikki Funk and sophomore Alayna Dieter will represent Oswego East's two female individual golfers at the Class AA West Aurora Regional at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Oct. 2.
They will be joined by full squads from Yorkville, Metea Valley, Waubonsie Valley, West Aurora, Batavia, Neuqua Valley, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South.
The winners will advance to the Burlington Central Sectional at Randall Oaks Golf Course in West Dundee on Oct. 8.
The state tournament will take place Oct. 12-13 at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur.
The Wolves competed twice last week, and split dual meet action. They bested Southwest Prairie Conference foe Plainfield South (160-165) but fell to Yorkville (166-177).
Oswego East's tri-meet with Aurora Central Catholic and Westmont at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora was rained out Monday after six holes.
On Tuesday, Oswego East faced off against conference foe Minooka at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club in Channahon, and lost, 157-172.
Against Plainfield South at Fox Bend Golf Course in Oswego, senior and medalist Austin Hwang shot a 36, followed by senior Jake Briscoe (40). Both seniors Evan Tschida and Jordan Sullivan carded a 42.
Against Yorkville, Hwang led the way again with a 41. Briscoe shot a 42 and both Tschida and junior Zach Behnke posted a 47 at Fox Bend.
Against Minooka, Oswego East was led by Briscoe and Hwang (both shot a 41) and Behnke and Scott Koedam (each posted a 45).
The Wolves played in their final dual meet of the season against Plainfield East at Fox Bend on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time.
The Panthers continued their strong play on Sept. 12 with a 165-189 win over conference rival Romeoville at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course in Crest Hill.
The Panthers were led by senior Kenny Papke (40) and juniors Zach Manzella (40), Jon Foy (41) and Zach Zamin (44).
On Saturday, Oswego was at Lincoln-Way East's tournament at Wedgewood Golf Course in Plainfield. It was a modified Ryder Cup event that saw the SPC teams versus the Southwest Suburban Blue Conference teams compete against one another.
Golfers competed in two-man teams, each playing six holes. They competed in a stroke play match against a school from the opposing conference to earn points for their respective conference. There were three points possible in each school versus school matchup.
Oswego's group included sophomore Kit Rogers and Manzella (83), juniors Alex Compton and Tom Carnaghi (85) and Zamin and junior Jeff Manna (77).
The Southwest Suburban Conference beat the SPC, 16-8. Lemont filled in for two SPC schools that were unable to attend. Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West balanced out the field and joined the SWSC Blue for the event.
Oswego's SPC dual meet with Plainfield East was scheduled for Monday, but due to the rain, the two teams played on Tuesday at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol.
Oswego improved to 5-2 overall and 5-1 in conference with a 180-182 win over the Bengals. Manzella led the way with a 42 and Manna, Carnaghi and Rogers all posted a 46.
Oswego faced Minooka on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time.
Today, Thursday, the Panthers headed to Sycamore for a non-conference dual meet that begins at 4 p.m. at Sycamore Golf Club.
On Monday, the Panthers battle Yorkville back at Blackberry for a non-conference dual meet at 4 p.m.