Richmond Burton’s Jordan Hahn shot an even-par 71 on the second day of the Class 2A boys golf state tournament to finish in third place. Hahn shot a 4-over for the tournament, but managed to pass six golfers Saturday to move into third place with his even-par performance.
“I’m pretty excited and I’m kind of soaking it in,” Hahn said. “I knew I could play well and I didn't play my best on Day 1, but to come out even is pretty cool.”
Hahn was tied with five golfers for ninth place after the first round, seven shots off the lead. Hahn recorded five birdies in Saturday's second round to narrow the gap on the leaders.
“I'm really happy for him, it’s an amazing thing to do and he needed that. First time [at state] and he placed, he was one of the few people that improved on the day,” R-B coach Brad Tichenor said. “He didn't let anything faze him and he kept playing golf.”
Marengo’s Hunter Simonini was tied for fifth place with a 2-over first round, but fell to a 23rd after shooting an 85 on Saturday. Simonini ended the tournament with a 158.
"He was a little disappointed, but it was a difficult day," Marengo coach J.D Peters said. "He really was trying to win, no question about it, and not just to settle for being there; he wanted to win. Sometimes that aggressiveness works in your favor and sometimes it hurts."
Chris Boyle of Jacobs led all area golfers in the Class 3A tournament, shooting a first-round 73 and a second-round 76 to finish in a tie for 11th with a 149 total. Not far behind was his teammate Jack Ramsett, who shot a 151. Ramsett started the second round tied for 20th and improved to 15th with a second-round 75.
Prairie Ridge freshman Ethan Farnham shot a two-day total of 154 to finish in a tie for 21st place. Trent Craig of Huntley shot a 77-78—155 scorecard was good for a tie for 27th place.
Cary-Grove’s Daniel DePrey, who started the second round tied for 12th, fell to 40th after struggling Saturday.