Winnebago junior Marcus Smith was the last man standing at the top of the leaderboard at the IHSA 1-A boys golf state championships, winning the individual title by three strokes with a -1 71 score.
The tournament was shortened to a one-round, 18-hole final after inclement weather on Friday, and Smith did not disappoint, shooting a 33 on the back nine with three birdies and no bogeys to win gold representing the Indians.
Here’s how the rest of our local players finished, organized by gender and class.
Alex Staver (Stockton) – Tied 21st
Scott Schneider (Winnebago) – Tied 52nd
Tony Eddy (Byron) – Tied 60th
Zach Schwarzbach (Boylan) – Tied 12th
Deven Stewart (Freeport) – Tied 12th
Owen Hultman (Rockford Christian) – Tied 36th
Bennett Baker (Belvidere North) – Tied 37th
Megan Thiravong (Rochelle) – Tied 20th
Bella Heintzelman (Dixon) – Tied 31st
Natalie Hooper (Lutheran) – Tied 13th
Katelyn Sayyalinh (RPS 205 Co-Op) – Tied 43rd