Sub-80 rounds spark boys

Bryan Veginski

Washington’s first Mid-Illini Conference boys golf loss was a resounding one Sept. 16.

Pekin stayed alive in the league race with a 155-172 victory at Lick Creek Golf Course.

Only two rounds used by the Panthers were below 45 on the front nine at one of the area’s toughest layouts.

Sam Norbom’s 40 paced the visitors, while David Dalfonso chipped in a 42.

Washington’s Austin Worner and Trevor Underwood both tallied 45s, but three Dragons scored in the 30s.

Ryan Williams was the co-medalist with a 41, but the Panther junior varsity lost a tight one to Pekin, 178-182.

WCHS 183, Woodruff 219: The hosts easily subdued the Warriors Sept 17.

Washington featured a young line-up at Fairlakes Golf Course. It was led by Alex Frost’s medal-winning 43.

Right behind him were Thomas Orr with a 44 and Nick Lauss with a 46.

On the par-35 front nine, D.J. Toon compiled a 50 for the Panthers in the non-conference victory.

Dragon Classic: Washington earned ninth-place status Saturday at Lick Creek.

With a 323, the Panthers easily rose to the top half of the 24-team field.

Norbom’s 75 landed him in a fifth-place individual tie out of 144 golfers.

Underwood also secured a top-20 standing with a 78.

Williams’ 82 and a McClellan 88 also figured into the Washington total.

Edwardsville and Winnetka New Trier were tied atop the team standings with 306s.

Girls golf

Pekin got the better of Washington Sept. 16 in a girls match at Fairlakes Golf Course.

Mackenzie Barker paced the Lady Panthers with a 53 on the par-35 front nine, but the Dragons attained a 187-247 Mid-Illini Conference win.

Ellen Corbin had a 61, Brianna Salmi a 65 and Aleigha Welty a 68 to complete the Washington scoring.

Pekin’s Lindsey Coffey toured the outward side in 39 shots for the best round of the day.