Bulldogs Take Third at Raider Redbird Classic

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Published on August 21 2013 10:41 am
Last Updated on August 21 2013 10:41 am
Written by Millie Lange

NORMAL -- Effingham St. Anthony High School got 76s from Garrett Hixenbaugh and Connor Greene in taking a third place finish in the 21-team field at the Raider Redbird Boys Golf Classic at Weibring Golf Course Tuesday.

Hixenbaugh scored a 40 on the front nine and came back with a 36 on the back nine to finish in ninth place. Greene had a 38 on both courses to take 10th place. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Nick Wortman with a 41-39 -- 80 and Jared Hutchison with a 40-41 -- 81.

Non-scorers were Sam Wortman 50-42 -- 92 and Jeff Niebrugge 52-42 -- 94.

Winning the classic was East Peoria with a 307 followed by Lockport 308, St. Anthony, Lincoln 315, Normal-U High 315, Rockton Hononegah 315, Peoria Notre Dame 316, Macomb 317, Mahomet-Seymour 321, Mattoon 321, Petersburg Porta 328, St. Viator 329, Glenbard West 330, Bartonville-Limestone 335, Davenport Assumption 337, Harlem 343, Mount Zion 345, Bloomimgton 348, Champaign Central 349, Galesburg 350 and Champaign St. Thomas More 356.

Gehrig Hollatz of Lockport was medalist for the meet with a 70.

In the Raider Junior Varsity Classic at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington, St. Anthony finished 10th. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Gus Koester 52-41 -- 93, Nate Schmidt 51-44 -- 95, Ethan Greene 50-45 -- 95 and Mitchell Sager 50-49 -- 99. Non-scores were Jacob Schmidt 49-51 -- 100 and Niko Dust 56-59 -- 115.

Winning the team title was Normal-U High with a 340 followed by St. Viator #1 341, Mattoon 352, Normal West 354, Marion Catholic 362, Springfield 367, Monticello 369, Metamora 371, Mahomet-Seymour 372, St. Anthony 382, Champaign Central 383, Normal Community 384, Rantoul 409, St. Viator #2 424 and Bloomington 440.