Chargers Improve by 6 Shots, Finish 4th at Sauk Valley Invite

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:08 PM

Deer Grove, IL

The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team improved its score by six shots in the final round of the Sauk Valley Invite on Thursday at Deer Valley, finishing fourth in its first tournament of the season.

Sophomore Grant Otting (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) led the Chargers for the second consecutive day, matching the 8-over-par 80 he posted in the first round. Otting’s 160 total put him in a three-way tie for seventh.

Sandburg shot 327 as a team for a 660 total over 36 holes. The Chargers finished two shots back of third-place Illinois Valley, which posted a 318 on Thursday, and six shots behind runner-up Bryant & Stratton. Black Hawk shot 303 on Thursday and won the tournament with a 619 total.

Freshman Cole Hopping (Vermont, Ill./VIT) carded a second-round 81, and his 164 total left him one stroke away from a top-10 finish. Sophomore Trace White (Mount Pleasant, Iowa/Mount Pleasant) posted an 82 to finish at 167 for the tournament. Grant Campbell (Earlville, Ill./Earlville) added an 84 for Sandburg’s final score. Campbell had a 36-hole total of 169.

Black Hawk’s Gabe Beardsley finished 6 over (150) for the tournament to take medalist honors by one shot over Kishwaukee’s Thomas O’Connor.

Second Round
At Deer Valley, par 72
Sandburg scores
Grant Otting 80-80—160
Cole Hopping 83-81—164
Trace White 85-82—167
Grant Campbell 85-84—169
Calvin Peterson 88-93—181
Cooper Beck (individual) 82-86—168

Team Standings

  1. Black Hawk 316-303—619
  2. Bryant & Stratton 321-333—654
  3. Illinois Valley 340-318—658
  4. Carl Sandburg 333-327—660
  5. Highland 336-343—679
  6. Kishwaukee 353-340—693
  7. Sauk Valley 346-356—702
  8. DuPage 377-344—721

Top 10 Individuals
1. Gabe Beardsley (Black Hawk) 150
2. Thomas O’Connor (Kishwaukee) 151
3. Ethan Earl (Black Hawk) 152
4. Jacob Rude (Sauk Valley) 153
5. Ian Roach (Illinois Valley) 155
6. Peyton Perez (Black Hawk) 156
T7. Grant Otting (Sandburg) 160
T7. Mason Polivka (Bryant & Stratton) 160
T7. Trey Fullmer (Bryant & Stratton) 160
T10. Clay Wells (Illinois Valley) 163
T10. Nick Mariotti (Illinois Valley) 163

Duane Chanay Invite, 11 a.m. Tuesday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis 

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