Boys Golf Chase to Sectionals

Nate Hanley, Staff Reporter

The boys golf team is looking forward to making a run down to sectionals this year.  Their top four varsity golfers consist of Kris Strnad, Max Recht, Mike LeBeau and Jack Kemper.  These golfers have put a lot of time into their games over their years as Bulldogs.  Now they are looking to take their talents to sectionals this season.

The Varsity Bulldog golfers had three invites between August 16-21.  The Bulldogs came in third place at the Nazareth invite as Strnad shot a 75, second overall in the tourney, and Kemper shot an 80.  At the Addison Trail invite the Bulldogs finished 15th overall against some of the state’s top teams such as Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township.  Lastly, the Bulldogs competed in the Lemont invite.  Strnad shot an 85, while Kemper and Recht each shot an 86, to lead the Bulldogs to a 10th place finish.  More recently, the Bulldogs faced off against De La Salle on Tuesday September 7th.  It was awfully windy this day, but Lebeau managed to shoot a 40 while Strnad shot a 41.

When Kemper, a junior varsity golfer, was asked about his chances at sectionals he said, “Pretty good if I can keep my game consistent.”  Kemper believes that Timothy Christian and Illiana Christian will be their toughest in conference competition this season.

Lebeau, a top senior varsity golfer, said, “Yes, if the top four stay consistent,” when asked if they will make it to sectionals.  LeBeau has been playing golf since he was a young boy, so he does not lack any experience.

Matt Meindl, a Riverside-Brookfield graduate, went down to sectionals last season for the Bulldogs.  Meindl has golfed with this year’s team during practice to teach them what it takes to get to sectionals.  He looks to continue his golfing career this year at North Central College.  Meindl made it to sectionals last year for the Bulldogs, so now the real question is who will step up this year for the Bulldogs?