Effingham Golfers Compete at Apollo Conference Meets; Boys Finish 3rd, Girls Finish 4th


Published on September 29 2012 8:32 am
Last Updated on September 29 2012 8:32 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham High School's boys and girls golf teams competed Friday in Apollo Conference meets.  The boys finished third; the girls finished fourth.

Charleston won the boys meet contested at Red Tail Run Golf Club with a 315 team total.  Effingham finished 10 shots back with a 325 team total. 

The Hearts' Jackson Wendling won the meet with a three-over 75.  Coach Jeff Schafer said, "Jackson Wendling played a great round of golf to win the conference meet.  Jackson has worked very hard and I am proud of his effort today."

Anthony Lechman also made all-conference for the Hearts with a 79.

Schafer was not happy with the rest of the squad's performance.  He said, "Other than Jackson's individual performance, the rest of the day was disappointing.  We had a great opportunity to win this and we didn't get it done.  We have some kids that are really disappointed that they didn't perform better.  We just have to learn from today's experience and execute better next week."

The other counters for Effingham were Jake Linders with an 83 and Anthony Barrett with an 88.  Reed Schafer shot a 91 and Sean Sandifer shot a 93. 

Final numbers for the boys' meet: 1st--Charleston 315; 2nd--Mt. Zion 321; 3rd--Effingham 325; 4th--Mattoon 337; 5th--Salem 365; 6th--Paris 421

On the girls' side, Effingham finished with a 449 total.  Mattoon won the meet with a 407 total.

For Effingham, Morgan Wilson finished sixth overall with a 101 and made all-conference, as did Courtney White who shot a 103 and finished eighth.  As far as the other counters for Effingham, Hope Collier shot a 112 and Delanie Hagenseiker shot a 137.

Final numbers for the girls meet, played at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Paris: 1st--Mattoon 407; 2nd--Mt. Zion 416; 3rd--Charleston 424; 4th--Effingham 449; 5th--Salem 450; 6th--Paris 596