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  • Leafs second at Sterling Invite

  • The Geneseo boys’ golf team closed out the regular season with a home victory and second-place finish in invitational play.
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  • The Geneseo boys’ golf team closed out the regular season with a home victory and second-place finish in invitational play.
    Geneseo at Sterling Invite
    Behind a third-place finish from Billy Converse, the Geneseo golfers notched a second-place finish at the Sept. 28 Sterling Invite.
    “It was a fantastic day for all of them,” said head coach Darren Hall. “It was awfully windy that day and I think that makes those scores that much more impressive.”
    Converse carded a 75 for the 18-hole course with a 39 on the front nine and a 36 on the back nine for third place.
    “I am really excited for Billy,” said Hall. “He fought through some mechanical issues and really committed himself to work on it and obviously it has bore fruit.”
    Eric Dellett took ninth with a 79 (44, 35); while Kevin Wolak finished 16th with an 82 (44, 38).
    Austin Jump and Brian Bozzer both record 87s for the day — Jump (46, 41) and Bozzer (42, 45); while Ryan Ford ended in 60th with a 93 (50, 43).
    “In general, all the seniors have had nice matches and they kept working hard throughout the year,” said Hall.
    Geneseo vs. UT
    With four golfers carding 30s and two in the low 40s, the Leafs cruised to a 150-170 victory over UT at Maple Bluff Sept. 26.
    “The guys did great,” said Hall. “We wore pink for breast cancer awareness and I pledged money for birdies. Billy birdied five out of nine holes. I think he enjoyed getting into my pocket.”
    Converse earned medalist honors as he shot a 34; followed by Dellett with a 38.
    Bozzer and Ford recorded 39s for the Leafs; while Wolak shot a 40 and Jump a 42.
    The junior varsity Leafs also grabbed a win at home, 165-186 over the Panthers.
    Jacob Decker was the medalist with a 39; followed by Collin Medley with a 40; Ian VanHerzeele, 42; and Adam Lavine, 44. Alex Williams finished with a 52 and Christos Andrios a 55.
    “We are working on our consistency, trying to make sure they don’t make any huge mistakes, and playing within ourselves,” said Hall. “If we do that we will be fine.”
    The Leafs will be in action next at the Galesburg Regional at Lake Bracken Oct. 8.
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