Smail Lands Eagle As Toppers Score Win


It was senior night for the Hillsboro boys golf team on Sept. 13, and the four 12th grade Toppers made the most out of the day honoring them.

All four seniors contributed scoring rounds and were within six strokes of par as the Toppers defeated Pana 157 to 202.

Dillon Smail took medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37, posting four pars, two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole at the Hillsboro Country Club.

Smail’s 37 edged teammate Dom Haggard, who was lights out through the first seven holes, shooting six pars with a birdie on the par-3 fourth hole before finishing with a double bogey and a bogey.

The senior Toppers took each of the first four individual spots, with Preston Lyerla and Drake Vogel following Smail and Haggard. Lyerla finished with six pars and a 4-over 40, while Vogel had three pars and a birdie for a 6-over 42.

The other three Hillsboro players weren’t far off the pace as Tycen Thacker shot a 44 to tie for the fifth best round of the day. Austin Loskot and Hayden Titsworth have been volleying back and forth throughout the season as the Toppers’ sixth man and Loskot edged his teammate 46-48 in Monday’s round.

Hillsboro will have a couple days of practice before their next match, which will be at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Raymond against Lincolnwood, North Mac and Auburn.

Sept. 13 at Hillsboro

Hillsboro Country Club - Par 36

Boys Team Results: 1. Hillsboro 157, 2. Pana 202. 

Medalist: Dillon Smail (Hillsboro) 37.

Hillsboro (157) - Dillon Smail 37, Dom Haggard 38, Preston Lyerla 40, Drake Vogel 42, Tycen Thacker 44, Hayden Titsworth 48. JV: Austin Loskot 46.

Pana (202) - Karbach 44, Spracklen 48, Rhoades 49, Dorn 61.


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