HHS golf team wins first title

Hillsboro High School had all its golfers playing well on the same day

and won their first tournament of the season Friday.

The Trojans finished seven strokes ahead of the host team, Sacred

Heart, in a 12-team tournament played at the Salina Municipal Golf


Marion finished seventh and Goessel 10th.

All six of the Trojan team members recorded scores of 85 or better.

Grant Wiens led his team?and the rest of the participants there?with a

78 to take medalist honors. Phillip Thiessen finished as third

medalist with an 80 and Chuck Bina was seventh overall, also with an


Adam Woods rounded out the Trojans? four-member score with an 84.

Jordan Plett and Eric Railsback each carded an 85.

?Obviously, I?m pleased with the results and with the way the guys

played,? said coach Scott O?Hare. ?Usually, it?s great to get four

golfers under 85 and we got all six at 85 or better. It was a

wonderful day for golf and the guys really came through.

O?Hare said he had been concerned about his team?s two-week layoff,

but it did give them some time to work on specific components of their


?Hopefully, this will be a springboard for upcoming tournaments,

including the league and regionals,? he said.

Goessel?s Jeremy Miller was the No. 9 medalist with an 82. Travis

Moore led Marion with an 86, but was out of contention for a medal.

Also on Friday, Billy Winegarner of Hillsboro finished sixth in a

junior varsity tournament at Hillsboro. He shot a 43 over nine holes.

No team scores were recorded.

Also competing for Hillsboro were Erik Roble, who shot a 45, followed

by Casey Reece 46, Jason Rooker 47, Jesse Janzen 52 and Ryan Fields


Chris Dyer of St. Xavier was the top medalist with a 39.

HHS was schedule for two meets yesterday, at Marion and Hesston. They

will play two more on Thursday, at Cheney and Halstead.

On Monday, May 8, the Trojans will compete in the MCAA meet at

Ellinwood and the junior varsity will play in El Dorado.

The MCAA meet is schedule

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