Hillsboro’s Lincoln Wichert made it to 2A state golf in Hesston on Monday, May 22. He missed the cut to advance to day 2 by five strokes.
“Although it was disappointing that Lincoln did not score well enough on Monday to advance to the second day of competition, I am very proud of how he played overall and how he represented our program and school,” said Coach Scott O’Hare.
Wichert played a very solid round of golf on Monday aside from just a couple holes. Unfortunately those holes moved him out of contention. Overall he was striking the ball pretty well and his chipping and putting was solid all day. He just had a few inconsistent shots and a couple tough breaks.
O’Hare said, “He basically had four shorts in the round that led to one lost ball and three balls that went out of bounds. The ensuing two stroke penalties for these resulted in a total of eight penalty strokes, putting him above the cut line.”
Wichert is only a sophomore and this is his second appearance at state.
“I am very proud of Lincoln and the progress he has made over his first two seasons of competitive golf. He has been very coachable and has worked very hard on his game to improve. He managed to meet all three of his goals that he set during the preseason. I am excited to have him back in the program for two more seasons. I think it is safe to say that expectations will be high for him,” said O’Hare.