Ottawa slides past Geneseo at home

Amy Boldt
Taylor Mighell keeps his eye on the ball midswing for the Leafs on Sept. 16 at Maple Bluff Golf Course.

On the links this past week, Geneseo placed second in a triangular with Hall and Kewanee and then was barely beat out of a victory by Ottawa.

Geneseo vs. Ottawa

The visiting Ottawa Pirates golf team just edged out the Leafs, 155 to 160 at Maple Bluff Golf Course on Sept. 16.

Ottawa’s Chuck Schmitt and Grant Wahlheim of Geneseo were the medalists for the match each shooting 37s for the course.

Taylor Mighell followed two strokes behind with a 39, while Nick Menozi shot a 41.

Mark Converse added a 43 to the Geneseo effort, while Max Haverland and Matt Dragolovich rounded things out as each carded 44s.

In junior varsity action, Ottawa defeated Geneseo by one stroke, 178 to 179.

Competing for Geneseo were Alec Cheek, 43; Brandon Stebbins, 44; Drew Humphrey, 45; Dan Stetter, 47; Luke Loitz, 49; Calvin Lillion, 50; Doug Menozi, 54; and Logan Farber, 61.

Geneseo vs. Hall

On Sept. 11, the Geneseo boys’ golf team  took second place to host Hall. Hall won the match with a 153, followed by Geneseo with a 176 and Kewanee a 189.

Converse led the Leafs with a 42 for the course, followed by Mighell and Nick Menozi each with 44s. Wahlheim and Dragolovich added 46s to the effort, while Haverland shot a 47.

The junior varsity team also competed at Hall with Cheek leading the team with a 43. Stebbins finished with a 49, Humphrey, a 51, followed by Stetter and Farber, 56s and Loitz, 58.

The Leafs will be on the road next against Sterling and Streator at 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

Nick Menozi tees off on hole No. 1 during Geneseo’s match with Ottawa Sept. 16.