Two golfers advance to sectionals

Mindy Carls
At tHe Orion regional on Tuesday, Oct. 7, Lucas Grymonprez shot 87 to qualify for sectionals.

Playing on their home course, two Orion golfers advanced from regional to sectional action.

Chargers Lucas Grymonprez and Alex Martens kept their season competed in the Aledo sectional tournaments at Hawthorn Ridge, but neither qualified for state.

Valley View hosted the Class 1A boys regional on Tuesday, Oct. 7, only to have rain make the course unplayable before the 18-hole tournament had been underway for very long.

Two days later, Tuesday’s action was erased and everyone started with a new card.

Grymonprez shot 87 to advance as an individual. 

Others going on were Josh Arthurs, Rock Falls, 79; Jake Hanrahan, Fulton, 81; Drew Wiersema, Prophetstown, 83; Kyle Workman, Fulton, 83; Jordan Tidwell, Bureau Valley, 84; Trevor Leinbach and Conner Bjustrom, Sherrard, 86; Gage DeCook, Riverdale, 87; and Eric Ringle, Bureau Valley, 87.

Teams qualifying for sectionals were Sterling Newman and Princeton.

Newman won the regional championship with 335 strokes. Princeton was second at 348, followed by Fulton, third, 348; Rock Falls, fourth, 351; Prophetstown, fifth, 354; Sherrard, sixth, 362; Bureau Valley, seventh, 362; Riverdale, eighth, 366; Orion, ninth, 370; and Polo, 10th, 370.

Also competing were Rockridge, 11th, 398; Erie, 12th; and Morrison, 13th.

Scores for other Orion golfers were not been submitted to the Gazette.

The boys sectional was Tuesday, Oct. 14. Grymonprez’s score was not available at press time.

After playing with the boys all season, Martens played in the girls regional on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Valley View. 

She carded 109 to move on to sectionals, along with Abby Ball, Knoxville, 89; Korri Crawford, Elmwood, 102; Jennison Ebbert, Farmington, 114; Kylee Staggs, Farmington, 117; Haileigh Forrest, Elmwood, 119; Jordan Nelson, AlWood, 122; and Jaclyn Cahill, AlWood, 123.

Advancing teams were Aledo, which finished first with 452 points; Rockridge, second, 467; and Canton, 492.

Also competing were AlWood, fourth, 505; Farmington, fifth, 518; and Wethersfield, sixth, 644.