Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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August 26, 2013

St. Anthony takes third at tough Macomb C.C.

MACOMB — St. Anthony finished its weekend in Macomb with a strong finish at the Gary Saunders Invitational, finishing third overall.

St. Anthony's 326 was third behind Macomb and Galesburg's 321s, with Macomb winning on the strength of its fifth score.

Garrett Hixenbaugh led the Bulldogs with a 79, shooting a steady round with a 40 on the front nine and a 39 on the back nine. His score was good for a tie for sixth place.

Connor Greene carded an 81 after shooting a 39 on the front nine. Nick Wortman continued his strong weekend, finishing with an 82 on the day, and Sam Wortman rounded out the Bulldogs' card with an 84.

Coach Phil Zaccari was happy with his team's performance, even on a tricky course like Macomb Country Club's.

"The Macomb CC is a course that you need to play a couple of times," he said. "Even though we had a strategy, you still need to see what the notes mean.

"We battled and came home with the third-place trophy. I really liked the way we tried bounce back after a bad hole."

The Bulldogs keep their early-season busy schedule up today, playing at the John Macek Invitational in Champaign at noon.

RESULTS

1. Macomb 321, 2. Galesburg 321, 3. St. Anthony 326, 4. Davenport Assumption 327, 5. Normal-U High 330, 6. Petersburg Porta 332, 7. Bloomington 341, 8. Pleasant Plains 342, 9. Monmouth-Roseville 349, 10. Rockford-Alleman 354, 11. Olympia 385, 12. Urbana 387, 13. Canton 413

St. Anthony: Garrett Hixenbaugh 79; Connor Greene 81; Nick Wortman 82; Sam Wortman 84; Jeff Niebrugge 93; Jared Hutchison 42

Medalists: Ethan Brue (Petersburg Porta) and Hunter Nesselroad (Galesburg) 74

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