Bunker shot nicely caps McCulla's second-place finish
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Bunker shot nicely caps McCulla's second-place finish

NORMAL, Ill. -- It was a long bunker shot, the kind that isn't the easiest to control. Alex McCulla made it look so simple. In a battle for the individual championship of the Class 2A boys state golf tournament Saturday at the Weibring Golf Club...

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Raiders relish fresh start that leads to third-place trophy
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Raiders relish fresh start that leads to third-place trophy

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois High School Association's decision to cancel Friday's first round of the boys state golf tournaments and erase all the scores gave Quincy Notre Dame a fresh start Saturday. "It was like going back to square one...

Winter weather forces cancellation of first round of state golf tourneys
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Winter weather forces cancellation of first round of state golf tourneys

NORMAL, Ill. -- When Gavin Frese reached the 13th green Friday at the Weibring Golf Club, enough snow was accumulating that putting through it without brushing any of it aside was going to be difficult. Illinois High School Association officials...

'The goal is to be the best': McCulla, Raiders pursue state glory
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'The goal is to be the best': McCulla, Raiders pursue state glory

QUINCY -- Alex McCulla's biggest fear was letting down his teammates. So after turning in his scorecard and posting the second-best individual round in Monday's Class 2A Lincoln Sectional with a 73, the Quincy Notre Dame sophomore golfer...

Unity's Ohnemus relishing chance at state tournament
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Unity's Ohnemus relishing chance at state tournament

MENDON, Ill. -- Grant Ohnemus knows exactly why he missed qualifying for the Class 1A state golf tournament last year. It was one pesky hole...

Central, Unity both one stroke shy of state date
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Central, Unity both one stroke shy of state date

ALEDO, Ill. -- Both the Central and Unity boys' golf teams came to Hawthorn Ridge Golf Club on Monday looking to break long state-tournament droughts. The Panthers were seeking their first trip to Bloomington as a full squad since making back-to-back appea

Soggy course doesn't stop Raiders at sectional
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Soggy course doesn't stop Raiders at sectional

LINCOLN, Ill. -- Consistent rain all day Sunday had Quincy Notre Dame boys golf coach Mark Longo wondering if play would even begin Monday morning. "I was kind of shocked we played because last night, and we didn't think we were," Longo said. "We were dela

Campbell advances to state, Blue Devils finish eighth
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Campbell advances to state, Blue Devils finish eighth

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Sunset Hills Golf Course wasn't kind to the golfers in the Class 3A Edwardsville Sectional Monday afternoon. Parker Campbell was the lowest scorer for the Quincy High School boys golf team with a 6-over par 78 and was the lone Blue De

Frese's strong play reflects lessons learned from father
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Frese's strong play reflects lessons learned from father

QUINCY -- The tempo of Gavin Frese's swing doesn't change no matter which club he pulls from his bag. He starts with the driver, pounding balls down the range at the Knights of Columbus as he and the rest of the Quincy Notre Dame boys golfers prepare for M

Bross shakes off pressure, helps Central win regional
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Bross shakes off pressure, helps Central win regional

HAMILTON, Ill. -- Conner Bross had a little added pressure put on him as he approached the 18th green Tuesday afternoon. Bross knew the Class 1A Hamilton Regional championship was going to come down to Central and Unity, especially after he recorded a trip