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Waterloo golfers Wirth, Hawn leading the way

By on August 30, 2012 at 1:46 am

Hahn-Wirth-Stoker | Waterloo Golf 2012

Pictured are Waterloo senior golfers joking around during team photos. From left, Charles Hawn, John Wirth, Clayton Stoker. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

The Waterloo boys golf team “has not faired well” in its big tournaments so far this season according to Coach Nancy Neal who holds her team to a high standard. And rightfully so, with its recent history of success.

But bulldog seniors John Wirth and Charles Hawn, along with Clayton Stoker have given the bulldogs a boost so far this season.

Tuesday, Waterloo played in the U-High Invitational with senior John Wirth finishing tied for second with a 72. Charles Hawn, sr., tied for 12th, carding a 75 at his older brother, Wils Hawn’s, home course at Illinois State University’s¬†Weibring Golf Club.

“It went pretty well, I started off a little rough but I came back on the back nine,” said Hawn who also got his first eagle of the season at the tournament. “I drove a par 4 and made a 30 footer, and that’s what got my round going on the back.”

Previously, the bulldogs took their first two matches against Belleville West (164-161) and Jerseyville (170-156). Charles Hawn medaled with a 36 against the Maroons. Stoker medaled with a score of 38.

To lead off the season, Wirth placed second at the Quincy Invitational with a 71 and tied for fourth at the Alton Invitational with a 74, alongside Hawn, who scored a 77 to tie for 15th.

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.