Bulldogs Second at Tourney

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Published on August 31 2012 10:38 am
Last Updated on August 31 2012 10:38 am
Written by Millie Lange

The Effingham St. Anthony High School boys golf squad competed in the “Challenge at the Den” Golf Tournament Thursday and came away with an impressive second place finish.

The tournament is played as a Ryder Cup format. Joe Powell and Garrett Hixenbaugh played in the Singles Match play events, Dalton Anderson and Jack Niebrugge teamed up in the Better Ball event, and Cole Buehnerkemper and Connor Greene teamed up in the Scramble event.  Each match was with one point and ties were split (1/2 point per side).
        “We competed very well in this special event,” said Coach Phil Zaccari, “It is a change of pace from the stroke play events we usually play and the boys love playing match play.  The competition is good as we get to compete with the larger 2A and 3A schools and the guys played great holding their own versus these much larger schools.

"We had some really good performances. Joe won his first match easily but in his second match he went two down but birdied two of the last three holes to get half a point. Garrett also played well in his first match play winning his first match but he ran into a birdie machine for his second match.

"Jack and Dalton also won their first match but could not seem to get some putts to drop in the second match and we had to settle for a half. Cole and Connor teamed up very well and won both their matches. It is a great learning experience because the pressure builds with each hole and the players have to respond. For the most part, we did. Hopefully,
this will help us later on,” concluded Zaccari.

The Challenge at The Den Team Point Totals:

Neuqua Valley 6 ½, Effingham St. Anthony 6, St. Charles East 5, Washington 3, Normal Community 3, Normal West 3, Providence 3, Bloomington - 2

St. Anthony Results:
Joe Powell (St. Anthony) def. Kyle Pruett (Bloomington) 4 & 3
Joe Powell (St. Anthony) vs. Turner Reid (West) All Square
Garrett Hixenbaugh (St. Anthony) def. Brad Riva (St. Charles East) 2 up
Nick Rouches (Neuqua Valley) def. Garrett Hixenbaugh (St. Anthony) 5 & 3
Jack Niebrugge/Dalton Anderson (St. Anthony) def. Drew Pershing/Austin Wileman (Washington) 1 up
Jack Niebrugge/Dalton Anderson (St. Anthony) vs. Luke Williams/Zach Thompson (NCHS) All Square
Cole Buehnerkemper/Connor Greene (St. Anthony) def. Kevin McEneany/Mike Sullivan (Providence) 1 up
Cole Buehnerkemper/Connor Greene (St. Anthony) def. Cody Helton /Sam Cash (West) 1 up

Other Teams Results:

Mickey Brick (Providence) def. Turner Reid (West) 3 & 2
Mickey Brick (Providence) def. Kyle Pruett (Bloomington) 2 & 1
Talon Supak (Washington) vs. Brady Quackenbush (NCHS) All Square
Jason Roach (Neuqua Valley) def. Max Kelly (St. Charles East) 2 up
Jason Roach (Neuqua Valley) def. Talon Supak (Washington) 1 up
Max Kelly (St. Charles East) def. Brady Quackenbush  (NCHS) 3 & 2
Nick Rouches (Neuqua Valley) def. Alex Childers (Bloomington) 3 & 2
Alex Childers (Bloomington) def. Brad Riva (St. Charles East) 1up
Steven Mullins (West) def. Aaron Armstrong (NCHS) 3 & 2
Tyler Johnson (Washington) def. Will McCabe (Providence) 1 up
Tyler Johnson (Washington) def. Steven Mullins (West) 1up
Will McCabe (Providence) def. Aaron Armstrong (NCHS) 2 up
Luke Williams/Zach Thompson (NCHS) def. Gavin Halsey/Nick Gibson (Bloomington) 3 & 2
Drew Pershing/Austin Wileman (Washington) def. Gavin Halsey/Nick Gibson (Bloomington) 1 up
Connor McCadam/Kyle Jacobs (St. Charles East) def. Andre Bulls/Charlie Robinson (West) 3 & 2
Jimmy Roach/Ian Nebendahl (Neuqua Valley) def. Joe Frontzak/Brady Labuda (Providence) 1 up
Andre Bulls/Charlie Robinson (West) vs. Jimmy Roach/Ian Nebendahl (Neuqua Valley) All Square
Connor McCadam/Kyle Jacobs (St. Charles East) def. Joe Frontzak/Brady Labuda (Providence) 2 & 1
Cody Helton/Sam Cash (West) def. Kent Frantz/Beau Byers (Bloomington) 1 up
Kent Frantz/Beau Byers (Bloomington) def. Kevin McEneany/Mike Sullivan (Providence) 1 up
Luke Molloy/Jake Regelbrugge (St. Charles East) def. Matt Johnson/Matt Fletcher (Washington) 2 up
Jordan Yamamoto/Reid Whiting (Neuqua Valley) def. David Gerig/Blake Amat (NCHS) 1 up
David Gerig/Blake Amat (NCHS) def. Matt Johnson/Matt Fletcher (Washington) 3 & 1
Luke Molloy/Jake Regelbrugge (St. Charles East) def. Jordan Yamamoto/Reid Whiting (Neuqua Valley) 2 up