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Hornets Get Second At Okawville Invitational

The Nashville Hornets golf team had a successful week, which saw them defeat Mt. Vernon and Wesclin, lost a match against Centralia, as well as a second place finish in the Okawville Invitational. The Hornets finished just behind Columbia, and ahead of Breese Central and Okawville in the 11-team tournament.

On August 23, the Hornets hosted Mt. Vernon and Wesclin in a three-team match. The Hornets, led by senior Briley Dahncke, were able to squeak out a two-stroke victory, over Mt. Vernon. Nashville finished with a score of 164 just ahead of Mt. Vernon's 166, and well ahead of Wesclin's 209. The Hornets, led by medalist Dahnke's 39, also got good rounds from Hayden Heggemeier, Jacob Maschhoff, and Tyler Williamson. Heggemeier and Maschhoff each shot a 41, and Williamson was close behind with a 43 on the day.

The Hornets next action came on August 25, at home against Centralia. Centralia finished the match with a 157, and were led by two scores in the 30s. The Hornets finished with a score of 171, and were led in the match by Williamson who shot a 41. Trevor Meier was second on the team with a 42, followed by Kelton Harre and Heggemeier who each shot a 44. The Hornets did pick up a win in the JV match as they shot a 185, eight strokes better than Centralia. Dylan Niermann led the JV Hornets with a 44, followed by Carson Parker and Jacob Haley who each shot a 46. Pierce Paszkiewicz shot a 40 to round out the scoring for the JV Hornets.

The Hornets concluded the week with a the Okawville Invitational, in which they matched up against 10 other teams on August 27. The Hornets finished with a 321, just 10 strokes behind winner Columbia. Breese Central and Okawville finished tied for third with a 343. The Hornets finished with three of the top 10 rounds in the tournament on a tough 18-hole course. Nashville was led by Kelton Harre and Maschhoff who both finished tied for second with a 76. Heggemeier finished tied for tenth with an 81. Parker was fourth with and 88, followed by Williamson, and Meier.

Okawville was led by Logan Thoms, who finished tied for fifth with a 78 on the day. Shane Ganz was second for the Rockets with a 83, followed by Chance Gaebe with a 90. Austin Krueger shot a 90 on the afternoon, followed by Payten Harre and Chad Geralds, who shot a 92 and 101 respectively.