Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


September 26, 2012

Local roundup

EFFINGHAM — The St. Anthony boys golf team wrapped up its regular season on Monday by winning the three-team Champaign Invitational at Stone Creek Golf Course.

The Bulldogs, led by an even-par round of 36 by Cole Buehnerkemper, finished with a team score of 160. Bloomington Central Catholic was second at 166, and St Thomas More had 182.

Buehnerkemper’s 36 earned medalist honors, and teammate Joe Powell was second with a 39.

Connor Greene shot a 42, and Garrett Hixenbaugh and Dalton Anderson shot 43 for St. Anthony.

“It’s always nice to end the season on a high note,” St. Anthony coach Phil Zaccari said. “We still need to be more consistent, so we will work on that to be ready for regionals next Tuesday.”

St. Anthony 160, Bloomington Central Catholic 166, St. Thomas More 182

St. Anthony: Joe Powell 39, Garrett Hixenbaugh 43, Dalton Anderson 43, Connor Greene 42, Cole Buehnerkemper 36, Nick Wortman 47.

Bloomington Central Catholic: Eric Gilpin 39, Joe Crawford 42, John Willenborg 44, Zach Jenkins 51, Davis Zangerly 52, Evan Calvert 41.

St. Thomas More: Chris Tate 42, Michael Kehl 48, Jesse Dankle 43, Tyler Vodacek 51, Paul Burton 49, Wes Kramer 49.

Bulldog girls 2nd

Mariah Bushue shot a 41 to miss being medalist by one stroke, and the St. Anthony girls were second among three teams Monday at the Champaign Invitational at Stone Creek.

Normal University, beind medailst Sheinneva Gerongay’s 40, won the team title with a score of 173. The Bulldogs finished at 182, and St. Thomas More was third with 230.

Miranda Rohlfing shot 42 and tied for third in the individual standings.

Normal University 173, St. Anthony 182, St. Thomas More 230.

Normal University: Sheinneva Gerongay 40, Sarah Lyman 43, August Will 42, Sydney Kneller 54, Emma Stroyan 62, Hannah Schueler 48.

St. Anthony: Miranda Rohlfing 42, Emmie Schultz 50, Madison Bushue 49, Mariah Bushue 41, Kyla Burton 56, Sara Ragland 62.

St. Thomas More: Caroline Dodds 52, Briana Davisson 54, Taylor During 55, Sami Floyd 65, Allie Wagner 68.

Newton 5th, Cumberland 8th in LIC

Newton finished in fifth place, and Cumberland was eighth in the 10-team Little Illini Conference tournament Monday at Oak Glen Golf Course in Oblong.

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