The Litchfield boys golf team avenged one of their few losses of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 7, beating Auburn by one stroke at Lakeshore Golf Course in Taylorville.
The Panthers had played the Trojans at Timber Lakes in Staunton on Aug. 20, and fell to the Sangamon County squad 160 to 167. On Tuesday though, it would be Litchfield’s turn to be on top as they defeated Auburn 174 to 175, with Taylorville taking third with a 208.
The Trojans had the top scorer with Luke Boesdorfer earning medalist honors, but Litchfield countered with the tandem of Zach Boston and Tug Schwab, who shot a 39 and a 40 to take the next two individual spots.
Keagan Marten and Ian Otto added in a 47 and 48 to sew up the win for the Panthers, who also got a 48 from A.J. Odle. Kelvin Dooley added a 55 as the Panthers’ sixth man, while Brawly Jacobs scored a 47 in a JV round.
The Panthers, who played Vandalia, Christ Our Rock Lutheran and Staunton on Wednesday at the Vandalia Country Club, will be tested on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, at the Mattoon Invitational at the Mattoon Country Club.
Sept. 7 at Taylorville
Lakeshore Golf Course - Par 36
Boys Team Results: 1. Litchfield 174, 2. Auburn 175, 3. Taylorville 208.
Medalist: Luke Boesdorfer (Auburn) 38.
Litchfield (174) - Zach Boston 39, Tug Schwab 40, Keagan Marten 47, Ian Otto 48, A.J. Odle 48, Kelvin Dooley 55 JV: Brawly Jacobs 47.
Auburn (175) - Luke Boesdorfer 38, Logan Kavish 43, Tyler Smith 47, Joshua Bailey 47, Evan Anderson 49, Klayton Komnick 49.
Taylorville (208) - Briar Dempsey 41, Ryan Johnson 47, Bryce Friedrich 59, Grant Buschon 61, Luke Poor 63, Dylan Brown 69
Record: Litchfield (11-3).