Nashville Takes Third In NIT

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Kelton Harre watches his shot on the ninth hole at Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese on September 6.

The Nashville Hornets' season is winding down as the postseason is rapidly approaching. The Hornets faced off against Mater Dei and Central, and two tournaments all in the past week. The Hornets also competed in two tournaments, as they hosted the Nashville Invitational as well as the McDonalds Classic in Anna-Jonesboro.

The Hornets started off the week at Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese for a match against Central and Mater Dei. The Hornets finished sandwiched inbetween the two Breese teams as Mater Dei finished first and Central finished third. Mater Dei finished with a score of 156, while Nashville finished at 166, and Central with a score of 171. Leading the way for Nashville was Jacob Maschhoff with a 39. Kelton Harre and Trevor Meier each finished with a 42, and Tyler Williamson finished with a 43.

The Hornets next action of the week was in the Nashville Invitational. Eleven teams made the trip for the tournament. The weather played a role as the golfers had to be brounght in for about a half hour, due to heavy rain, and puddles beginning to form on the course. Pleasant Plains came out on top with a score of 166, four strokes better than second place Mater Dei. Nashville was close behind, finishing with a 173 in third place. Okawville finished in sixth place with a 193 on the day.

Six golfers braved the rain for Nashville, and they were led by Maschhoff and Hayden Heggemeier who each shot a 42. Meier was third for Nashville with a 44, followed by Harre with a 45. Williamson shot a 47, while Carson Parker shot a 48 on the day.

Okawville's top finisher was Logan Thoms who finished with a 45, followed by Shane Ganz with a 48. Chance Gaebe finished with a 49, while Peyten Harre finished with a 51. Chad Geralds and Austin Krueger finished with a 52 and 53 respectively.

The Hornets traaveled down to Anna-Jonesboro on Monday September 12 for the McDonald's Classic at Union Country Club. The Hornets finished tenth out of 13 teams in the tournament with a score of 365. Leading the way for Nashville was Brilley Dahnke with a 90. Williamson and Maschhoff each finished with a 91 in the tournament, while Heggemeier and Maschhoff both scored a 93. Trevor Meier finished with a 101 for the Hornets. The tournament was won by Benton.