Knights top W. Aurora, DeKalb after loss to Marengo
KANELAND—Kaneland High School golf coach Mark Meyer knew his team wasn’t as deep as in years past, but believed the talent at the top could more than make up for any holes.
In the first several dual meets of 2012, that talent pool was enough for wins in two of three contests.
In Rochelle on Aug. 22, the Knights took a 157-174 win, before dropping a 174-179 matchup with host Marengo on Thursday.
On Friday at Orchard Valley GC in Aurora, Kaneland took care of the West Aurora Blackhawks in a close 161-167 affair.
Meyer was glad to see the events on West Aurora’s turf unfold.
“Golf is a game that depends heavily on confidence,” Meyer said. “I was glad that we had a match the day after Marengo, because we were able to put that performance behind us and regain some of our confidence.”
Against the Northern Illinois Big XII conference-sharing Hubs, the Knights saw top scores from medalist Connor Williams with a 36, Brody Kuhar and Luke Kreiter with a 39 and Matt Yonkovich with a 41.
Rochelle’s Brandon O’Rourke and Zach Pauser each had 42 for the Hubs.
JV action had Jesse Denton shoot a 42 to lead KHS to a 184-221 win.
On Thursday against Marengo, the Knights saw a 41 from Yonkovich and 45 from Williams and Kreiter.
Against the Blackhawks, the Knights were paced by co-medalist Williams’ 39, while Kuhar managed a 40.
The JV crew had a handy 181-219 win, in part to Jeremy Faletto’s 42.
Tuesday’s action against visiting DeKalb saw the Knights win 160-167, with Yonkovich earning medalist honors with a round of 36.
Thursday, Aug. 30, in Sterling sees the Knights have a NIB-12 crossover dual.