Nashville gains state meet berth

News-DemocratOctober 14, 2013 

The Nashville Hornets weren't perfect on Monday at the Class A Robinson Golf Sectional at Quail Creek Golf Course.

But they were good enough.

Jordan Harre and Kyler Spencer shot rounds of 78 and three teammates added totals of 86 or better as Nashville posted a one shot victory over Hamilton County.

Tyler Wall added an 81 for Nashville while Brendan Holzhauer and Anthony Harper added rounds of 86 for the Hornets who finished with a total of 323.

Hamilton County (324) and Effingham St. Anthony (331) rounded out the top three teams who will advance to the Class 1A state tournament which begins on Friday at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.

Advancing as individuals were Sam Range of Gibault (78) and Brandon Jansen of Carlyle (82).

Carlyle (343), Mater Dei (367) and Okawville (403) also competed.

Class 3A Pekin Sectional

Collinsville senior Keenai Sampson fired a 77 at Lick Creek Golf Course as he earned a bid into the Class 3A State Golf Tournament which begins on Friday at the Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington.

Quincy won the team title with a score of 307, followed by Normal Community (314) and Lincoln-Way East (316). All three teams advance to the state finals.

Belleville West (329) and Edwardsville (330) finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Class 2A (Girls) Sectional

Edwardsville senior Emilee Flaugher took medalist honors with a 4-over par 76 as the Tigers earned a bid into the state finals with a third-place finish at the Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin Sectional at Piper Glen Golf Course.

Samantha Doak (93), Ashlea Hearn (96) and Eryn Coppersmith (107) also counted for Edwardsville which finished with a 375 total.

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (354) won the title by one stroke over Normal University,

Earning individual state final bids were Shanna Welz of Highland (87) and Tori Hays of Alton (89).

Highland (383), O'Fallon (384) and Belleville East (445) also competed..

The Class AA State Tournament begins on Friday at Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth.

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