BRISTOL, IL – Blackberry Oaks Golf Course posed a big challenge at the IHSA Sectional on Monday. After the Warriors qualified as a team at Regionals, only one Warrior advanced,. Jack Troy, in his senior season, finished with an even-par-72, to qualify for IHSA State for the second year in a row.
“I just kept on grinding,” said Troy. “It’s the toughest sectional in the state, so I’m very happy that I got out as an individual. It feels great to represent WV on my way down to state. I have one last chance to do something amazing.”
The difficult sectional included three Regional champions, Hinsdale Central, Geneva and Neuqua Valley. As a team, the Warriors finished sixth with a score of 311, eight strokes away from qualifying for state. Hinsdale Central, Geneva and Wheaton-Warrenville South were the top three teams advancing to IHSA State.
Junior Cade Kenyon missed qualifying for State after falling in a two-hole playoff. Kenyon finished with a 4-over-76. Senior Kenny Ko carded an 81, freshman Will Troy scored a 82, senior Nathan Martahan scored an 83, and junior Jack Genzer finished with a 93.
IHSA State Finals are October 14-15 at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington.