O'Fallon Progress

Grandpa taught OTHS senior how to golf

Logan Harris
Logan Harris

The 2016 golf season did not end as well as O’Fallon Township High School senior Logan Harris would have liked, falling short of qualifying for the Illinois High School Association state finals by just a few strokes in the sectional tournament. The final scorecard submitted by Harris did not diminish his accomplishments in his last high school golf season.

The Panther linkster finished sixth or better in every tournament on the OTHS fall schedule and was tourney medalist in all but one of the competitions in which he participated. He completed rounds in the top spot at the Quincy Invitational, the St. Clair County tournament and the Goalby/Haas Invitational.

His season average of 37.1 ranks as one of the best ever produced by an O’Fallon Township High golfer. Voted the captain of his team by his peers two seasons in a row and a three-time sectional qualifier, Harris earned first team All-Southwestern Conference, first team SWC Academic All-Conference and first team All-Metro East honors.

“Logan was a four-year varsity player and one of the best golfers I have ever coached,” said OTHS coach Kevin Kellermann. “He was a diligent worker at his game which explains his success. Most of all, however, he was a player with great character, honesty and integrity, respected by coaches all over the area as well as his fellow competitors. It was a tremendous pleasure to have coached him and watch him play the past four years.”

“I began playing golf when I was 6 and was introduced to the game by my grandpa, Jerry Dunn,” said the O’Fallon senior, the son of Todd and Teresa Harris. “Since then, I fell in love with the game. My work ethic has led to the successes I have had along with the support of my family and coaches.

“Golf has shown me how to be a leader and to be persistent,” Harris added. “It has also shown me what hard work and dedication can produce.”