Sickels, Hagle earn medalist honors
The Creston/Orient-Macksburg golf teams continued rolling along in their matches against Red Oak on Monday.
The boys team posted a 160-194 victory over the Tigers at Red Oak Country Club, while the Creston JV team finished with a better team score than Red Oak’s varsity, shooting 184.
Senior Hunter Sickels shot a 1-over par 37 to win medalist honors, while junior teammate Sam Hartsock finished as runner-up with his round of 2-over par 38.
Carson Whittington and Coleton Hoepker rounded out the team scoring for the Panthers with their rounds of 42 and 43, respectively.
“Hunter and Sam led the way for our team tonight,” Creston/O-M assistant coach Kristopher “Kritter” Hayes said. “They were paired together and fed off of each other’s consistent play. It was a good win for us on the road and gives us some momentum moving forward.”
The Panther boys return to action tonight at the Trojan Invitational at Nishna Hills in Atlantic.
The Panther girls did not have enough golfers to record a team score, but claimed the medalist spot, while sharing runner-up honors.
Hannah Hagle won medalist honors for the first time in her career, shooting a round of 53 here at Crestmoor Golf Club.
Sophomore Camryn Somers shared runner-up honors with Red Oak’s Ellen Fellers, as both shot rounds of 56.
The Creston/O-M girls return to action today at Atlantic Golf and Country Club.
Crestmoor Golf Club
Creston/O-M — Camryn Somers 56, Hannah Hagle 53, Sarah Waigand 57.
Red Oak — Ellen Fellers 56, Reilly Black 76, Shelbie Perez 76, Sadie Hlenberge 77, Lauren Gilbert 65, Ashley Brower 75.
Medalist — Hannah Hagle, Creston/O-M, 53. Runner-up — Camryn Somers, Creston/O-M, 56; Ellen Fellers, Red Oak, 56.
Red Oak Country Club
Creston/O-M (160) — Hunter Sickels 37, Sam Hartsock 38, Carson Whittington 42, Coleton Hoepker 43, Maxx Walters 45, Christian Groumoutis 47.
Red Oak (194)
Medalist — Hunter Sickels, Creston/O-M, 37. Runner-up — Sam Hartsock, Creston/O-M, 38.
Creston JV (184) — Jaaron Kautz 41, Kyle Somers 44, Evan Nielsen 48, Nick Noecker 51, Jake Routh 51, Dillon Bailey 51, Blake Eddy 52, Tyson Tucker 56.
Red Oak JV (246)