Double vision

On the first day of the high school sports season Aug. 18, no one worked harder than Fremd junior golfer Max Stejskal.

Stejskal played 36 holes in a single day, and remarkably shot matching scores of 83 in each of the two tournaments he played in. But wait. At each tournament, Stejskal carded identical nine-hole splits of 41-42.

“My legs are sore. I’m ready to go to sleep,” said Stejskal, after finishing his second tournament, the Rolling Green Invitational in Arlington Heights. “I was getting even more tired (at the end). I was not taking practice swings and had a little less focus.”

Stejskal did not return to his Palatine home after the morning’s Prairie Ridge Invitational at Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove (got all that?). He made just one stop back at school. As he left the course, Fremd coach Josh Teschner called his assistant coach to let him know that Stejskal was needed in Arlington Heights that afternoon. Stejskal was chosen because he had Fremd’s top score in Prairie land.

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