One team and seven individuals qualified for the boys sectional golf meets this fall. Here’s a look at the area’s leading linksters:
Joe Dudek (SB, jr.): Grabbed a sectional berth as the fifth individual (87) out of the Putnam County Regional. The Three Rivers All-Conference golfer was second on the Bruins with a 42.5 average.
Zach Hicks (Princeton, sr.): The 2013 BCR Golfer of the Year led all area golfers with a 39.6 average for the regular season, finishing at 40.3 overall. He was medalist or received a medal in nine of 19 events this season. He was an individual sectional qualifier in Class 2A, leading the Tigers with an 83 at the LaSalle Regional.
Pete Mautino (Hall, sr.): The senior co-captain of Hall led the Red Devils with a 40.9 clip. His third-place round of 81 at the Putnam County Regional enabled the Red Devils to secure a sectional berth with a third-place finish. The TRAC All-Conference golfer led the Red Devils in 15 of 19 meets.
Jarret Olson (SB, so.): The Bruins’ sophomore cub led St. Bede with a 42.0 average per nine holes. He also qualified for 1A sectionals for the second year as the second advancing individually from the Putnam County Regional with an 84. He earned TRAC All-Conference honors.
Ryan Young (BV, sr.): It was Young man’s game at Bureau Valley, where the senior from Bradford led the Storm with a 43 average. He was the Storm’s No. 1 man his junior and senior year, and he qualified for sectionals in both. He was meet medalist four times and earned TRAC Second Team honors.
Griffin Kozeal (Amboy/LaMoille, jr.): The junior from LaMoille High School led all area golfers with a fourth-place showing (81) in the Three Rivers Conference meet. He led the Clippers co-op with a 43 average, missing out on sectionals by one stroke.
Ian Nichols (Princeton, jr.): “Shorty” picked up where he left off last postseason and had a solid junior season, averaging 42.1 He placed ninth (84) in the Three Rivers Conference Meet. Qualified for sectionals with a fourth place individual 2A regional finish. Season highlight may have been an eagle 3 on the 365-yard 14th hole at Spring Creek in the Three Rivers Meet.
Colby Robbins (Princeton, fr.): The future is bright for the PHS frosh. He led the Tigers with a seventh-place medal (83) in the Three Rivers Conference Meet and qualified for 2A sectionals. Carded a 43.2 average for the season.
Anthony Truckenbrod (St. Bede, jr.): Led the Bruins with a ninth-place medal (83) in the Three Rivers Meet at Spring Creek. Averaged 43.0 for the season.
Logan Twidell (BV, sr.): Capped his career for BV by advancing to sectionals for the first time. Like teammate Young, BV coach Dan Gustafson said Twidell improved greatly throughout the season, averaging 45.
Amboy/LaMoille — Jake Lucas.
Hall — Ryan Ott (jr.), Nick Scheri (sr.), Matt Hoscheid (fr.).
PHS — Colin Pierson (fr.), Miles Rose (jr.).
St. Bede — Jack Kunkel (so.). Joe Kim (jr.), Brady Donahue (jr.).