MOWEAQUA — It was advance or go-home time for boys high school golfers in the state of Illinois as the 2020 condensed post-season began on Monday as the Tri-County Titans made the trek west to …
MOWEAQUA — It was advance or go-home time for boys high school golfers in the state of Illinois as the 2020 condensed post-season began on Monday as the Tri-County Titans made the trek west to Moweaqua Golf Course in Moweaqua for the IHSA Class 1A Moweaqua Regional.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the qualifications for the sectional round were reduced from three teams and 10 individuals to just two teams and four or five individuals at stake as 11 teams and one individual took to the 18-hole round.
At the end of a very long day of golf, the Titans finished their team round in 10th place with a team score of 403.
The Sullivan Redskins took the regional crown with a 330 to advance along the Monticello Sages who took second with a 334.
Holden Kile just missed out on a qualification for the sectional round carding an 86 while Owen Knoebel fired a 110. Davin Smith shot a 121 and Cole Decker fired a 128. Greg Reese finished the day with a 134.
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After the boys got their shot at regional golf play on Tuesday, Wednesday morning was the time for girls golfers to take to the course as Charleston Country Club in Charleston hosted the IHSA Class 1A Charleston Regional.
The Tri-County Titans sent their two golfers to compete for four individual spots to the Rochester Sectional the following week. There were a total of 71 players who took the course on a sunny and warm day while having to deal with a little wind.
As the 18-hole round concluded, the Titans got some good results to end their season although enither golfer qualifyied for the sectional round.
Junior Megan Houlihan played well finishing in a tie for 39th place carding a 121. Houlihan finished the season with one individual win in her first season on the course. Junior Lilly Burnside finished in 59th place with a 132 completing her first season.
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It was the final regular meet of the 2020 high school cross country season Tuesday afternoon at Taber Park in Sullivan as the Tri-County Titans competed in a six team meet with the Sullivan Redskins, ALAH Knights, Tuscola Warriors, Villa Grove-Heritage Blue Devils and Bement Bulldogs.
As the dust settled on the three mile course, the Titans boys team finished in sixth place with a score of 146.
Ross Petty finished the race in the top fifteen taking 12th place in a time of 18:23 while Levi Ash was 29th in 20:31. The duo of Cole McClain and Emery Keys were 33rd and 34th respectively in times of 21:15 and 21:22 and Alex Acerra was 38th in 24:45.
The girls race saw Abby Warman continue her tear taking ninth place.