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Waterloo boys golf takes third in Mattoon

By on September 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The Waterloo boys golf team took on 17 other teams in the Mattoon Tournament at the Mattoon Country Club over the weekend.

“This is a very tough course.  It’s very tight, the greens are tough and you have to think your way around it,” explained Waterloo boys golf coach Nancy Neal. “They had almost three inches of rain the night before which made conditions even tougher.”

The Bulldogs missed first place by one stroke to Barrington, tying with Quincy for second. But Waterloo actually took home the third place trophy on a tie-breaker. Waterloo and Quincy both had a team score of 320. In the event of a tie-breaker, the tournament takes the fifth best score. Adding a fifth score to the team totals put the Blue Devils at 402 and the Bulldogs at 419.

“To tie with Quincy and beat schools like Pekin, Edwardsville, and Highland was huge,” said Neal. “We are going to battle with Highland all year.  They have a very good team with a lot of depth.”

The Bulldogs had three medalists, with Charles Hawn taking third place with a 76, Clayton Stoker and John Wirth tied for eighth carding 78s.

Waterloo and Gibault face-off on Monday night at Columbia Golf Club, with the Bulldogs following match on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Annbriar Golf Course against Columbia.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.