Boys golf takes to the links and begins their season

The boys golf team celebrate their victory at the Goalby/Haas Classic on Thursday.
(Photo by Marci Lowery)

By Marci Lowery and Robyn Patterson

The O’Fallon High School boys golf team stepped up to the tee box and began their season last week.

The O’Fallon boys golf team started their season in the Alton Tee-Off Classic at Spencer T. Olin golf course on Tuesday, August 14. Twenty schools and over 100 golfers played in the Alton Tee-Off Classic.

O’Fallon finished fourth overall with a score of team score of 326. Taylor Patterson, senior, and Logan Lowery, junior, both shot 79 and tied for ninth place overall. Ethan Ourada, senior, Josh Krneta, junior, and Caden Cannon, freshman, all shot 84 to contribute to the team’s top scores.

Later in the week, the O’Fallon boys golf team won first place in the Goalby/Haas Classic at St. Clair Country Club on Thursday, August 16. The team finished with a 9 hole score of 160, six strokes ahead of second place team Althoff (166) and third place team Columbia (167).  Logan Lowery, junior, shot 38 to tie for first place medal honors.  Caden Cannon (40), Ethan Ourada (41), and Josh Krneta (41) also finished in the top 10.

On Saturday, the boys travelled to Quincy to take place in their high school invitational. The varsity boys golf brought home second place with a score of 388, beating Edwardsville. Logan Lowery and Caden Cannon both shot a 72, while Taylor Patterson scored 76, and Ethan Ourada ended the day with a 78. Josh Krneta contributed to the team effort with a 90.

The boys continued their season on Tuesday at the St. Clair County Invitational at Tamarack after this issue went to press.