Crystal Lake Central posted three individual scores in the 70s en route to a 15-shot win at the Dundee-Crown Boys Golf Invitational on Saturday at Randall Oaks in West Dundee.
Central's Bayden Hubacher fired an even-par 71 and took second overall. Eric Klutke added a 73, Christian Wakeford shot a 75, and Jack Benoit and Quinn Hankins each shot 89s to round out the scoring for the Tigers, who scored a season-low 308.
Huntley placed second out of six teams with a 323, followed by D-C (338), Burlington Central (343), Jacobs (356) and Hampshire (359).
Huntley's Danny Sheedy matched Hubacher with a 71 and grabbed the top individual spot in a one-hole playoff. Josh Good chipped in a 75 for the Red Raiders, followed by Trevor Book (87) and Cole Modrich (90).
The Tigers' 308 was their best 18-hole tournament score of the season and first team title. Central carded a 330 at the Crystal Lake South Invite to start the season and a 341 at the Huntley Invite.
Hubacher was 3 under going into the 16th hole, just missing a birdie putt by less than an inch, and could have had a much bigger day, but coach Matt LePage has seen the junior really turn things around of late.
"Bayden had a really great day," LePage said. "He's really starting to come into good form. He's playing with a lot more confidence, and I think his mental game is starting to come around. It's a great time of the year for him to play well. It's big for our overall team play.
"You can see that all of the guys are just really excited to play. They're all having a blast."
Yash Dulla paced the host Chargers with an 80. Jake Russell and Aidan Svec each added 85s, and Jason Huber had an 88.
Burlington Central was led by Tyson Malak (77), followed by Chaz Rutke (87), Matthew Lemon (88), and Tyler Haines (91) and Aric Beaman (91).
Ryan Frantik shot a 77 for Jacobs, Justin Cunningham had an 85, Kyle Schutt had a 91 and Owen Ziaja added a 103.
Hampshire was led by Peyton Yee (86) and Jake Laube (88). Jake Greenwald had an 89 and Connor McCreery had a 96.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
St. Viator Triangular: At Arlington Heights, Marian Central's Peter Walsdorf won the East Suburban Catholic Conference meet in 15:48, but the Hurricanes took third as a team. St. Viator won with 27 points, followed by Carmel (41) and Marian Central (61).
Chris Atadero was eighth for Marian, Anthony Carney was 16th, Jacob Bonnet was 20th and Matt Garrelts was 21st.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
St. Viator Triangular: At St. Viator, Marian Central's Caroline Binotti placed ninth in her season debut and Kiara Kelly was 24th for the Hurricanes. Marian team did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score.
Cary-Grove Quadrangular: At Cary, the Trojans went 2-1 in their own quadrangular, splitting two matches against Crystal Lake South and beating Dundee-Crown in its third. C-G split into two teams, "Blue" and "White." Each dual consisted of six singles and three doubles matches.
C-G's "Blue" team defeated D-C, 7-2, and fell to Crystal Lake South, 5-4, while C-G's "White" team beat Crystal Lake South, 5-4.
Kate Larry finished 4-0, winning both of her No. 1 singles matches for the Trojans. She also was a part of two winning No. 1 doubles teams. Annabella Gaffaney and Nicki Carpatiuc both went 3-1, and Sara Greenwald and Maggie Groos each finished 2-0.
Evelyn Smith and Christina Lin both went 3-1 for the Gators.
Cary-Grove 6, Hampshire 1: At Cary, Mary Greenwald and Chloe Sorensen came back to win, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), Friday in their No. 2 doubles match for the Trojans, who improved to 6-1 in the FVC with a win over the Whip-Purs.
The Trojans swept all four doubles matches. Winning at doubles for C-G were Larry and Katie Jannusch (No. 1), Carpatiuc and Lexie Soltis (No. 3) and Kim Klawitter and Chloe Warner (No. 4).
C-G's Sara Greenwald beat Hampshire's Anika Patel, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. Gaffaney added a win at No. 3 singles for the Trojans.
Jacobs 6, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Chloe Siegfort (No. 1), Isha Desai (No. 2) and Bryn Reicha (No. 3) dropped only three games combined in their singles matches in the Eagles' FVC win against the Chargers on Friday. Desai won, 6-0, 6-0.
Kaya Trumbo and Lara Santa-Ines (No. 1) didn't drop a game in their doubles match for Jacobs (7-0), which has not lost an FVC dual since 2018. Sam Seibert and Alison Gerhardt (No. 2) and Lissie Kontos and Anya Wieczorek (No. 3) won their doubles matches in two sets.
D-C's Avery Swarthout and Evelyn Ramirez won the dual's closest match, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 4 doubles.