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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Leafs place fifth at home invite

  • On the golf course this past week, the Geneseo boys’ golf team notched a win over Alleman and also placed in the Top 5 at the Geneseo Invite.
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  • On the golf course this past week, the Geneseo boys’ golf team notched a win over Alleman and also placed in the Top 5 at the Geneseo Invite.
    Geneseo Invite
    The Geneseo Green squad placed fifth at its own Geneseo Invite Aug. 31 at Maple Bluff Golf Club with a 312, and the Geneseo White team took 12th overall with a 333.
    “I was pleased overall (with the finish),” said head coach Darren Hall. “Three of the four teams that beat us were 3A schools and the other was one of the teams from our conference, which allows us to refocus.”
    Eric Dellett led the Green squad as he carded a 76; while Ryan Ford scored a 77 and Brian Bozzer a 79.
    “All three of those guys you could pin point (to have good rounds) because Ryan Ford has been very steady and Eric and Brian also have had good days,” said Hall. “The seniors I know will be strong throughout the year, but it also is nice to know if they don’t have a great day we have a lot of underclassmen there to pick up the slack.”
    Billy Converse added an 80 for the Greens; followed by Kevin Wolak with an 83 and Collin Medley shot an 85.
    Austin Jump paced the White squad as he recorded a 76; followed by Ian VanHerzeele with an 83 and Wyatt Wade an 86.
    Jacob Decker shot an 88 for the Whites; while Adam Lavine finished with a 92 and Trace Johnson a 94.
    “We always play well at Maple Bluff, so I am never surprised when we do well there,” said Hall. “I am happy with the scores and I would like to finish in the Top 3, sure, but look at how we did against all the schools in the area. I was very pleased. It is a really good tournament and the field is very strong.”
    Geneseo vs. Alleman
    On Aug. 29, Ford paced the boys’ golf team in its 160-184 victory over Alleman.
    “It was a good in that they could win, and yet, I think nobody was real satisfied with how they played,” said Hall. “We did have some big numbers (on the par 35 course).”
    Ford carded a 38 to earn medalist honors; while Dellett and Wolak recorded 40s for the course.
    Converse and Bozzer both shot 42s for the Leafs and Jump rounded out the scoring with a 44.
    The junior varsity also notched a win on the road, 175-200.
    Lavine led the way with a 41; followed by Medley with a 42 and Wade a 44.
    VanHerzeele shot a 48; while Dylan Pardoe scored a 51 and Jordan Anderson a 54.
    “We have to still work on our shots from under 100 yards and learn to play away from some trouble areas,” said Hall. “For the most part, our guys are steady.”
    Page 2 of 2 - The Leafs (4-0 overall) will be in action at noon Sept. 7 in the Rock Falls Invite.

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