Ollenburger 8th at home invite

Evan Ollenburger claimed the eighth-place medal Friday to lead the Hillsboro golf team at its annual home tournament, the Hillsboro Invitational.
With a field of 50 golfers from 10 schools playing in near-perfect conditions, the Trojan senior shot a 48 on the first nine and a 46 on the second for a score of 94.
?I was very pleased to see Evan place in the top 10 in both tournaments this week,? coach Scott O?Hare said. ?However, he is not yet scoring as well as both he and I expect. I think he is getting really close, and we believe we are working on the right things to get him to where he is shooting numbers in the low 80s.?
Nathan Gamche of Hal?stead was top medalist with a score of 83.
Also competing for Hills?boro were Phillip Ediger, who shot a 109 to place 32nd, and Alex Dalke, who was 44th at 117.
?Although he was striking the ball fairly well, his short game, which he had been feeling fairly confident in, wasn’t quite there,? O?Hare said of Ediger.
?We have made a number of changes to his swing and his short game techniques,? O?Hare said of Dalke. ?I believe he is starting to get more comfortable with some of the changes.?

Chapman won the team title with a four-man score of 363, which was a 17-stroke edge over runner-up Ben?nington.

Herington?Evan Ollen?burger shot a 96 over 18 holes to finish sixth at the Trojans? season debut last Tuesday at Herington.
Nathan Gamache of Halstead won the tournament with an 81; 58 golfers from 14 schools competed.
Hillsboro?s Phillip Ediger carded a 107 to place 28th and Alex Dalke placed 57th with a 151.
Southeast of Saline won the team title by three strokes over Council Grove.
Coming?Hillsboro will compete Thursday at the nine-school Sacred Heart Invitational played at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The team travels to Sterling Monday for a six-team tournament.

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