Area Sports Round-up 5-29-24

Centre High School student Easton Glessner finished in 12th place at the 1A State Golf Tournament with a score of 79.
Noah and Levi Schrag both placed in the top 20 of the 1A State Golf Tournament. Noah placed 15th and Levi placed 14th.
Lincoln Wichert medaled at the 2A State Golf Tournament in Dodge City on Saturday, May 18 with a 20th-place finish.

 

Hillsboro

Golf – Lincoln Wichert and Annaliese Jorgensen competed at Mariah Hills Golf Club in Dodge City on Monday, May 20. At the end of the day, Wichert was tied for 29th which qualified him to advance to the second day of the tournament. Jorgensen finished in 88th place and missed the cut line to advance to the second day.

The top 54 players from day one advanced to day two. Due to strong west northwest winds, conditions on Tuesday were much more difficult. Wichert was one of only ten golfers to shoot the same score or better on day two. His score of 85 placed him in a tie for 15th place on day two.

His two-day total was good for a tie for 20th & 21st place, earning him a Top 20 State Medal.

“We are so proud of both Annaliese and Lincoln for the way they competed and represented Hillsboro High School this week at State Golf. Although Annaliese didn’t advance to day 2, she played her final round representing the Hillsboro Trojans as the only girl that qualified for the 2A State Golf Tournament. She has been a steady presence in the program and a great leader for the girls on the team the past four years. She has also been a great example of what can happen if you put in the work…she will be truly missed,” said Coach Scott O’Hare.

“We are very happy for Lincoln to have his hard work pay off with earning a Top 20 medal at state. He had to battle and grind on Tuesday to move up the standings in tough conditions. He got off to a rough start with putting, but started to get a better feel for the greens as the round continued. During his final nine holes, he really got into a rhythm, having a five hole-stretch that he played one under par, keeping him in contention for earning a medal. His group was the first to finish their round on Tuesday and we had a feeling his score would be close to the cut line for the top 20. It was a stressful two hour wait for all groups to finish and it came down to the last group that would eventually determine the final standings. We were thrilled when those scores were posted and realized that his score was good enough to earn a medal. He showed a lot of resolve and his round on Tuesday really showed how much he has improved with the mental approach to the game. He hung in there when things got tough and that really paid off in the end.”

Editor’s note: Due to the early deadline for the Memorial Day holiday, state track results will be unavailable at the time of publication. Please check out our website for the update that we will post once the results are reported at www.hillsborofreepress.com.

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