Marion County was the site of a 36-hole golf tournament Friday. Fifteen participating schools were split into two sections, with each section playing 18 holes at both Marion and Hillsboro.
With only three golfers completing the 36 holes, Marion did not have enough participants for a team score.
Individually, Hogan Lovelady led the Warriors with an 88 at Hillsboro and an 86 at Marion for a 36-hole total of 174 to place 18th among 77 golfers.
Wiley Lundy shot a 192 (89, 103) for 43rd, and Jared Hague rounded out the team with a 218 (107, 111) for 62nd.
“Hogan, Wiley and Jared all shot respectable rounds, considering the conditions,” coach Thane Schwartz said. “Hogan and Wiley both straightened out their drives but succumbed to the yips around the greens, whereas Jared lassoed the cup but fell off the horse.”
Aaron Molleker withdrew Friday morning with a wrist injury, Schwartz said.
Marion Invitational—The Warriors hosted an 18-hole invitational golf tournament on a blustery Tuesday with 10 schools participating.
“The windy conditions made for interesting club selections,” coach Thane Schwartz said. “Who would have thought of using a driver on a par 3?”
Marion’s four-man score of 383 was good for third place behind Remington (342) and Sacred Heart (377).
The Warriors were led by Jared Hague whose score of 90 ranked him 11th individually.
“Jared tamed the greens and was all over the flag,” Schwartz said.
Hogan Lovelady finished one stroke behind at 91 to come in 12th. Aaron Molleker and Wiley Lundy each shot a 101.
“Wiley and Aaron were all over the course, but recovered well,” Schwartz said. “And Hogan played pinball with the trees on (hole) No. 2, which took him out of the individual medals.”
Coming—The Warriors were scheduled to compete at the Heart of America League tournament at Hesston Tuesday.
Marion is slated to host the Class 3A regional tournament Monday.