MTHS golf shoots for 3rd

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers

A well-performed Metamora boys varsity golf team was able to shoot for third at the Canton Classic Saturday. 

The Redbirds earned a victory over Peoria Christian, but fell to Mid-Illini Conference foe Pekin.

Pekin 158, Metamora 174

The boys golf team suffered another M-I dual loss at Lick Creek to face Pekin Sept. 23, 158-174.

Dominic Shaheen was in the lead for the Redbirds with a 39 on the par-36 front nine. He was two strokes back from the Pekin medalist, Drake Bushong.

Next in for the ‘Birds 

was Lucas Munter with a 42 and Gage Drier marked a 46 after nine.

Peyton Biernat was in with a 47 and Ryan Coughlon was close by after shooting a 48.

Matt Ambrosch closed in for the Redbirds with a straight 50.

The JV squad lost 198-202.

Metamora 148,Peoria Christian 168

Holding off visiting Peoria Christian at Metamora Fields Friday, the Redbird linksters managed a non-conference victory, 148-168.

Munter shot a 33 to earn the medalist position.

Shaheen was in after nine with a 37 and Biernat was right behind scoring a 38.

Shooting a 40 was Drier and Coughlin marked a 44. Jack Adlington rounded out for the Redbirds with a 50. 

Canton Classic

Participating with 12 other teams, Metamora was able to finish the 18 at Wee-Ma-Tuk-Hills with a 303 team score, good enough for third place.

The Redbirds had four shoot under 80 on the par-72 course.

Munter and Shaheen both marked 75s on the cards with Biernat in the lead with a 74 for Metamora and 10th overall.

Drier finished the round with a 79. Ambrosch scored a 95 and Coughlin was right behind with a 97.

Morton won the Classic after a 285 finish with Pekin in second with an even 300.

Trevor Gold of Eureka earn first overall with a 66 after 18.

The M-I Conference tourney for the boys golf team will be Thursday at Pekin.

 Girls golf

The Metamora girls golf team fell in a M-I dual with Pekin 162-191, but earned a win over Moline at Metamora Fields, 183-203.

“We are still learning how to play at a higher level. I think it’s catching on,” coach Chuck Danner said. “(It’s) great to get a win against a traditional top AA school.”

Saturday at the Galesburg Invite, the girls shot a 403 to earn fifth overall out of 13 teams.

Laura Wipfler shot an 89 to lead Metamora and to earn sixth overall.