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Boys golf preview: 5 to watch

Published: Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 1:31 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 1:32 p.m. CDT
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Michael Smart / For Shaw Media Hunter Simonini hit from the sand toward the 16th green at the J. Patrick Lawler Crystal Woods Open 2014 Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Crystal Woods Golf Club in Woodstock.

Jordan Hahn, Richmond-Burton, sr.

Hahn, a Wisconsin commit and reigning 2013 Northwest Herald Boys Golfer of the Year, placed third at Class 2A state, finishing four shot behind the leader. He also won the Grayslake Central Regional at Renwood, and finished second at sectionals.

Ethan Farnam, Prairie Ridge, so.

Farnam placed 21st overall at the Class 3A state tournament as a freshman and was a Northwest Herald first-team selection, averaging 38.4 strokes for nine holes.

Hunter Simonini, Marengo, sr.

Simonini was a Northwest Herald second-team selection, finishing 23rd at the Class 2A state tournament. He helped lead the Indians to a second-place finish in the Belvidere North Regional at Timber Golf Course.

Trent Craig, Huntley, sr.

Craig, a Northwest Herald second-team selection, finished 27th in the Class 3A state tournament and helped lead the Red Raiders to a sectional appearance, where they fell one stroke short of advancing to state as a team.

Jeremy Coffman, Harvard, sr.

Coffman was a Northwest Herald honorable mention selection and fell just short of qualifying for the Class 2A state tournament. He was second in the Grayslake Central Regional, three strokes behind Hahn.

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