Wind shortens endurance at Hillsboro Invit?l

The only dominant performance at Friday?s Hillsboro Invitational Golf Tournament was by the north wind. After battling the blustery blast for a couple of hours, coaches agreed to suspend play after nine holes instead of completing the scheduled 18.

?The kids didn?t want to be out there, and I don?t blame them,? said Hillsboro coach Scott O?Hare.

His golfers struggled as much as anyone from the 13 teams that participated, but they did manage to take fourth place in the four-man and six-man team competitions. Unfortunately, awards went only to the top three teams.

The Trojan four-man team was led by Grant Wiens and Adam Woods, both of whom finished at 45. Chuck Bina followed with a 46 and Phillip Thiessen registered a 48.

Erik Roble carded a 45 and Jordan Plett a 51 for the Trojans? two-man team and to round out the six-man scoring.

Individual medalist honors went to Cole Esau of Hesston with a score of 40. Jon Herbel of Centre placed seventh at 43. Neither Hillsboro, Marion nor Peabody placed anyone among the top 10.

Centre?Phillip Thiessen carded a 76 to finish second in individual medalist honors and lead the Hillsboro four-man team to a second-place finish at the 11-team Centre Invitational Golf Tournament held in Herington April 4.

Other Trojans among the top 10 were Chuck Bina, who finished fifth with an 81, and Grant Wiens, who finished eighth with an 84.

Jordan Roberts of Herington was the top individual medalist with a score of 73. Justin Makovec of Centre finished sixth with a score of 82.

Makovec teamed up with Jon Herbel to give the Centre two-man team the top spot with a score of 168. Herington was second at 173 and Burrton third at 180.

Herington won the four-man competition with a score of 314. Hillsboro followed with a 327 and Chase County was third with a 354.

Adam Woods carded an 86 to join Thiessen, Bina and Wiens on the Trojan four-man team.

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