The Geneseo boys’ golf team had three individuals advance to the sectional tournament and competed at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference tournament.

The Geneseo boys’ golf team had three individuals advance to the sectional tournament and competed at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference tournament.

NIB12 Conference Tournament

The Maple Leafs earned a fifth-place finish at the NIB 12 Conference tournament at Oakridge Golf Course in LaSalle on Sept. 26.

Geneseo’s Seth Winchell, Danny Ford and Kaden Rink each earned All-Conference honors from their performance at the tournament along with accrued points from the conference dual meet season.

Winchell fired an 81 to finish in 14th place at the conference tournament for the Maple Leafs low round.

Ford was a spot back with a 15th place finish with an 82, and Rink finished tied for 19th with an 84.

Ty Johnson carded an 89 to finish 31st, and Derek Johnson was a place back tied for 32nd with a 90.

The Maple Leafs Zach Henderson finished with a 93 to finish in 41st place.

Class 2A Monmouth-Roseville Regional

The Maple Leafs fell four strokes shy of advancing to the sectional tournament as a team at the Class 2A Monmouth-Roseville Regional on Oct. 2.

With the top three teams advancing to the sectional tournament, Geneseo finished with a 327 team score just behind third-place Peoria Richwoods who claimed the final team spot at Gibson Woods Golf Course, Monmouth.

However, Geneseo’s Ford, Rink and Winchell each finish high enough to earn individual berths to the sectional tournament.

With 10 players advancing individually not on an advancing team, Winchell fired a 78 to finish tied for seventh overall.

Ford and Rink each carded an 81 to finish tied for 15th overall.

Just three strokes away from the individual cut, Geneseo’s Derek Johnson fell just short finishing tied for 27th with an 87.

Ty Johnson earned a 37th place finish with a 93, and Henderson finished in 46th place with a 102.

Geneseo’s individual qualifiers advance to the Class 2A Lincoln Sectional held at Lincoln Elks Golf Course in Lincoln on Tuesday, Oct. 2.