Lake Forest, Barrington nab team berths at boys golf state

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Led by a 2-under par 70 from senior Quinn Gaughan, the Lake Forest boys golf team won the rain-delayed Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional at Lake Bluff Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Scouts posted a team score of 293 on Monday before poor weather forced play to be suspended at 5 p.m. with four teams and 12 individuals still on the course. Gaughan’s score held up for medalist honors, besting the even-par 72 posted by Prairie Ridge sophomore Ethan Farnam.

“I practiced my putting a lot the past week,” Gaughan said Monday, noting that he had been concerned about his play on the greens. “That took care of the problem and I kept the ball in play.”

Seniors Mac Montagne (73), Jack Garrity (76) and Alex Georges (79), sophomore Elliot Georges (74) and freshman Scott Frevert (77) also posted scores for Lake Forest. The Scouts secured a spot in the boys golf state tournament that begins Friday at The Den at Fox Creek in Bloomington.

Barrington will also be heading to state as a team after posting a 299 to take second place. Sophomore Tim Lim led the Broncos with a 72 as junior Burke Barsamian shot a 75 and seniors Joey Batliner and Kevin Altenberg carded matching 76s.

“I try to make the rain my friend, not my enemy” Lim said Monday. “My father told me if you let the rain be your friend, you’re going to play [through] it.”

St. Charles East nabbed the third state berth with a 306. Stevenson (306), Prairie Ridge (310), Boylan (313), DeKalb (313), Jacobs (316), Hononegah (321) and Geneva (322) rounded out the top 10.

Advancing as individuals were Farnam, Stevenson sophomore Kamaren Sandhu (74) and senior Jason Gohde (75), Harlem freshman Austin Young (74), Boylan senior Kyle Slattery, Jacobs junior Justin Lenzini (75), Highland Park senior Noah Apter (75), Huntley senior Trent Craig (75), Deerfield senior Eric Bagg (75), and Zion-Benton senior Jeremy Schwab (75).

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