It was a close match against close neighbors on Thursday, Sept. 16, in Raymond as the Lincolnwood-Morrisonville boys golf team defeated Hillsboro by just two strokes at Shoal Creek Golf Course.
The Lancers shot a 163, with 20 pars and two birdies as a team. Hillsboro finished two strokes behind Lincolnwood with a 165, with 15 pars and four birdies.
The race for medalist honors was even closer as Lincolnwood’s Nate Brockmeyer and Hillsboro’s Drake Vogel tied for the top spot with a pair of 37s. Brockmeyer had five pars and two birdies in his nine holes, while Vogel had four pars and two birdies as well.
Both Levi Weir and Will Jenkins shot 41s to back Brockmeyer for Lincolnwood, with Brady Schmedeke posting a 44 for the fourth scoring round. Michael Graham (47) and Colton Tischkau (53) also played for Lincolnwood’s varsity.
Dillon Smail had the other two Hillsboro birdies and shot a 5-over-par 41. Preston Lyerla added a 43, while Dom Haggard finished with a 44. Tycen Thacker and Austin Loskot were the fifth and sixth men for the Toppers with a 49 and a 59 on the day.
In JV play, Hayden Titsworth shot a 59 for the Topper JV, while Lance Weitekamp (52), Jonah Elvidge (52), Jerod Klein (58) and Drew Gilpin (59) all played for Lincolnwood.
The Lancers will be at Lincoln Greens on Monday, Sept. 20, to play Rochester, with a trip to Country Hills Golf Course in Greenview on Tuesday, Sept. 21, also on tap. Hillsboro will also be busy as they host Vandalia, Marquette and PORTA on Monday at the Hillsboro Country Club, followed by a date with Carlinville, Litchfield and Mt. Olive at the Carlinville Country Club.
Sept. 16 at Pana
Shoal Creek - Par 36
Boys Team Results: Lincolnwood 163, Hillsboro 165.
Medalist: Nate Brockmeyer (Lincolnwood) 37; Drake Vogel (Hillsboro) 37.
Lincolnwood (163) - Nate Brockmeyer 37, Levi Weir 41, Will Jenkins 41, Brady Schmedeke 44, Michael Graham 47, Colton Tischkau 53.
Hillsboro (165) - Drake Vogel 37, Dillon Smail 41, Preston Lyerla 43, Dom Haggard 44, Tycen Thacker 49, Austin Loskot 59.
Lincolnwood JV: Lance Weitekamp 52, Jonah Elvidge 52, Jerod Klein 58, Drew Gilpin 59.
Hillsboro JV: Hayden Titsworth 59.
Record: Lincolnwood (16-5).