EFFINGHAM — Jackson Wendling was medalist, and was joined on the all-Apollo Conference team by teammate Anthony Lechman, as the Hearts finished third Friday in the conference meet at Red Tail Run Golf Club in Decatur.
Wendling shot a 3-over 75, two strokes better than Christian Crabill (Mt. Zion) and Cordy Horn (Charleston), who shared second at 77.
Lechman finished at 79, good for sixth place.
“Jackson Wendling played a great round of golf. He has worked very hard and I am proud of his effort,” Hearts coach Jeff Schafer said. “But the rest of the day was disappointing.
“We had a great opportunity to win this and we didn’t get it done. We have some kids that are really disappointed that they didn’t perform better.”
Charleston had four players shoot 80 or better to win the team title with 315. Mt. Zion was second at 321, and the Hearts third at 325.
Jake Linders had an 83, and Anthony Barrett an 88 for Effingham.
Apollo Conference Tournament
Team Standings: 1. Charleston 315; 2. Mt. Zion 321; 3. Effingham 325; 4. Mattoon 337; 5. Salem 365; 6. Paris 421.
Top 10 individuals: 1. Jackson Wendling (E), 75; 2. Christian Crabill (MZ), 77; 2. Cordy Horn (C), 77; 4. Gabe Cox (C), 78; 4. Danny Miller (MZ) 78; 6. Anthony Lechman (E), 79; 7. Nick Wilson (C), 80; 7. Ben Cleveland (MZ), 80; 7. Alex Gowin (C), 80; 10. Carter Price (M), 81.
Effingham: Jackson Wendling 75; Anthony Lechman 79; Anthony Barrett 88; Jake Linders 83; Sean Sandifer 92; Reed Schafer 91.
Heart girls 4th in Apollo meet
Morgan Wilson and Courtney White made the all-conference team, and the Effingham girls finished fourth Friday in the Apollo Confernce Tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Paris.
Wilson finished tied for sixth overall with a 101, and White grabbed the final all-conference spot by finishing eighth with a 103.
Also for Effingham, Hope Collier shot a 112 and Delanie Hagenseiker shot 137.
Mattoon won with a team score of 407, followed by Mt. Zion (417), Charleston (424), Effingham (449), Salem (450) and Paris (596).
Maddy Burgett of Charleston was individual medalist with an 85.