Scouts pass first test in quest for repeat

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Warren High School's number two varsity golfer, Mark Mathes, tees off during the IHSA Boys Class 3A regional golf championship at Steeple Chase Golf Club in Mundelein, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. | Ruthie Hauge ~ Sun-Times Media
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Updated: October 4, 2011 10:18PM

A year ago, Lake Forest began its charge to the state championship by winning the IHSA Class 3A (big schools) regional that was hosted by Warren.

On Tuesday, the host was Mundelein and Steeple Chase was the course, but the results were the same.

The Scouts shot lights out — a four-man, 18-hole score of 293 — to beat Carmel by five shots and Mundelein by seven in the 10-school field.

The top three teams qualified for next Monday’s sectional at Hilldale GC in Hoffman Estates.

Lake Forest was led to victory Tuesday by senior Joe Willis, who fired a 2-under 70 on the 6,466-yard layout>

That earned him medalist honors by a shot over Mundelein’s Grant Heelan.

Also scoring for Lake Forest were Ian Mankoff (74), Drew Takacs (75) and Matt Garrity (75). Lake Forest didn’t count Nick Steffens’ 76 which was the 13th-best score shot all day.

Carmel advanced on the strength of Tommy Schofield’s even-par 72, along with a 73 by Mike Wilkinson, a 76 by Jackson Wietecha and 77s by Brian Miller and Jared Moore.

Besides Heelan’s 71, Mundelein counted 75s from Dave Krueger and Brett Cigelnik, and an 80 that was shot by both Chuck Mohr and Derek Parola.

Besides the top three teams, also advancing the sectional were the top 10 scorers who were not on a qualifying team.

That group actually included four Warren players — Kyle Kane (78), Adam Glogovsky (81), Mark Mathes (83) and Chris Oberto (83).

Advancing from Libertyville were Alex Quenan (74), John Cordon (75) and Ryan McGuire (77).

Also moving on were Keith Torola (81) and Justin Schwab (75) of Zion-Benton, and Adam Schulte (82) of Lake Zurich.

At Deerfield

Glenbrook North (293), Prospect (302) and Stevenson (304) were the top three teams at the Deerfield Regional and they will advance to sectional play.

Deerfield was a near-miss fourth at 305 and Highland Park had 311.

In addition to the top three teams, also advancing to sectional play were the top 10 scorers not on a qualifying team.

That list included Colin Davis (72), Ian Kelsey (76) ND Ari Marks (78) of Deerfield, along with Patrick Flavin (75) and Jonathan Gerrard (77) of Highland Park.

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