EHS Captures Paris Invitational

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Published on September 17 2012 11:49 am
Last Updated on September 17 2012 8:12 pm
Written by Millie Lange

PARIS -- Effingham High School tallied a 315 to claim the championship of the Paris Boys Golf Invitational Saturday.

"This was a great win for our team today," said EHS Coach Jeff Schafer. "This is the first tournament win for our golf program in a long time, maybe ever. Anthony Lechman overcame two double bogeys and hung in there and played great, winning the tournament on the first playoff hole.

"Jackson was solid again finishing fifth and Jake and Anthony had good rounds of 81 and 84.  This is the second year in a row our team has had the individual championship. I am real proud of the kids' efforts."

Effingham claimed the title with a 315 followed by Mattoon 316, Bismarck-Henning 318, Casey-Westfield 343, Mount Zion 345, Charleston 350, Urbana 354, Newton 366, Paris 369, Judah Christian 370, Danville Schlarman 380, Oakland 380, Chrisman 395, Salt Fork/Catlin 404 and Tri-County 444.

Effingham -- Anthony Lechman 38-35 -- 73, Jackson Wendling 38-39 -- 77, Anthony Barrett 38-43 -- 81, Jake Linders 42-42 -- 84,  Reed Schafer 45-47 -- 92, Sean Sandifer 44-51 -- 95

Newton -- Evan Brooks 88, Phil Blank 89, Brandon Bigard 92, Anthony Fuesting 97,  Elijah Knepper 100