KANELAND—Knight golfers, fresh off several years of sustained regular season and postseason success, continue to progress through the early part of the 2014 schedule.
On Friday, the Knights managed to beat West Aurora by a final of 165-172.
KHS also finished sixth out of 18 teams in the Geneva Invite last Thursday.
Kaneland is now 2-2 in dual action.
In the slim, seven-shot win over the local Blackhawks foe, top scores were had by Jake Hed with 40, Brett Glennon with 40, Jeff VanGemert with 42 and Jesse Denton with 43.
In Geneva, Kaneland’s 313 was just one behind DeKalb, but one ahead of Geneva’s Blue team. St. Charles East (291), Glenbard South (291), Marmion (309) Burlington Central (309) and DeKalb (312) rounded out the top five.
While the top three individual scores went to St. Charles East’s Gary King (69), Glenbard South’s Michael Wittenberg (69) and teammate Russell Matos (70), Kaneland was paced by ninth-place Denton at 73, 17th-place Glennon at 76 and Hed in 24th with a 78.
KHS coach Mark Meyer still sees the team as a work in progress through the early duals and invites.
“We’ve had our ups and downs in the early portion of this season,” Meyer said. “We were fortunate to start out our conference season with a one-stroke victory over a very good DeKalb team, and we were also very happy with our performance at the Geneva Invitational. However, we’re still searching for some consistency, especially at the back end of our roster.”
Kaneland was set to host Hinckley-Big Rock on Wednesday and go to Yorkville on Friday.
File photo: Senior Jakob Sanders