Hillsboro’s golf team finished fourth at the 10-school Sacred Heart Invitational Friday in Salina.
The Trojans finished with a team score of 387, trailing Trinity Catholic with 350, Sacred Heart with 372 and Bennington with 373.
Evan Ollenburger medaled by finishing seventh individually with an 88, 13 strokes behind the winner, Brooks Brown of Sacred Heart.
Also competing for Hillsboro were Andrew Meier with a 90, Graham Pankratz with a 102 and Phillip Ediger with a 107.
“Considering our limited practice time due to weather, I’m pleased by the fact that all four of these guys continue to improve,” coach Scott O’Hare said.
“As a team, we shot 38 stokes better at Salina than we did at our home meet earlier this month. All four reduced their score considerably and they all felt like with just a little more improvement in a couple areas, they have room to drop quite a few more strokes per round.
“That is exciting,” he added. “With only two tournaments in, I’m hoping these guys continue to improve at this rate and continue to gain confidence. I believe our preseason goal of a team score of 350 is well in reach.”
Coming—Hillsboro was scheduled to compete Monday at Sterling. The Trojans’ next varsity meet will be April 30 at Halstead. In between, junior varsity tournaments are scheduled at Marion (April 16), Hesston (April 18), Hillsboro (April 26) and Sterling (April 29).