Trio reaches sectional

Bryan Veginski

Three members of the Washington boys golf team extended their seasons Oct. 6.

With rounds in the low-80s at Prairie Vista Golf Course, Panthers Nick McClellan, Austin Worner and Trevor Underwood all qualified for the Class 2A Lincoln Sectional.

In the eight-team Bloomington Regional, McClellan, a senior, shot an 81 to place eighth individually and lead Washington.

Worner, a junior, tied for 10th place with an 11-over-par 83, while Underwood, a senior, was a stroke back with an 84.

Scoring conditions were tough, leading to just five scores in the 70s.

Rounds of 90 by Nick Finney and Zach Jacobs gave the Panthers a 338 team total, good for fifth place.

Normal U-High, Metamora and Bloomington (in a fifth-man playoff) all advanced as teams.

Washington was six shots out of a top-three team spot.

Lincoln Sectional

The Panthers’ qualifiers all carded respectable scores, but they were not low enough to move forward.

Underwood’s 79 led the Washington contingent Monday at par-71 Lincoln Elks Club.

McClellan and Worner both fired 80s in a tournament delayed two days by weather issues.

The cutoff for individual advancement to this weekend’s state final was 75.

U-High won its second title of the postseason with a 302, seven strokes better than Mahomet-Seymour.

Girls golf

Washington placed 10th Oct. 7 at the Class AA Geneseo Regional.

With a 430 at Maple Bluffs Golf Course, the Lady Panthers were 45 shots ahead of 11th-place Sterling.

Sophomore Mackenzie Barker topped Washington with a 97, which was six shots away from a sectional berth.

Ellen Corbin submitted a 104 for the Lady Panthers on the par-72 layout.

A Carly Slagel 111 and Morgan Elmore’s 118 completed the Lady Panthers’ scoring.

Galesburg’s 352 was nine ahead of Notre Dame for the team crown.