Trio reaches sectional
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.
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.
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.