The Lincolnwood High School boys golf team got off to a strong start on Monday, Aug. 17, as all seven Lancers shot 50 or better on their home course at Shoal Creek.
Taking on South County and Mt. Olive, the Lancers shot a 172 as a team to beat the Vipers by six and the Wildcats by 40.
Dain Richie of South County would take medalist honors with a 1-under-par 36, but Lincolnwood players would account for the next four lowest scores. Nate Brockmeyer would be the best of the Lancer bunch, shooting a 5-over 41 with five pars in his nine hole round.
Braxton Schmedeke would back Brockmeyer with a 43, picking up a birdie on the par-4 fifth hole, while Devin Brown and Michael Graham were a stroke behind their teammate with a pair of 44s.
Will Jenkins and Drake Germann would be Lincolnwood’s fifth and sixth men with a 48 and a 50, while the round of the day for the Lancers didn’t count. Michael Jones was the Lancers’ seventh man and shot a 3-over 39, a sign of good things to come for Coach Verne Pinkston’s squad.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Lincolnwood will be back at home on Monday, Aug. 24, as they host Carlinville, North Mac and Williamsville at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Raymond.
August 17 at Raymond
Shoal Creek Golf Course - Par 36
Boys Golf Team Scores: 1. Lincolnwood/Morrisonville 172; 2. South County 178; 3. Mt. Olive 212.
Medalist: Dain Richie (SC) 35.
Lincolnwood/Morrisonville (172) - Nate Brockmeyer 41, Braxton Schmedeke 43, Devin Brown 44, Michael Graham 44, Will Jenkins 48, Drake Germann 50. Extra: Michael Jones 39.
South County (178) - Dain Richie 35, Brandley Ott 45, Tanner Frye 49, William Ross 49, Logan Smith 57, Isaac Carter 57.
Mt. Olive (212) - Bryce Mayer 48, Blake Dickerson 53, Owen Scheller 55, Trent Markezich 56, Adam Varweg 60, Bryce Bone 68.
Mt. Olive JV (244) - Dalton Brunnworth 56, Jack Schieter 59, Adam Knowles 61, Alex Hahn 68.
Records: Lincolnwood/Morrisonville (2-0); South County (1-1); Mt. Olive (0-2).