Boys Golf: Sandburg’s Adduce stellar at Providence Invitational
By Logan Malloy For Sun-Times Media September 8, 2012 9:02PM
Nick Murray, of Mount Carmel, tees off on No. 10 Saturday at the Providence Invitational. | Logan Malloy~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:29AM
Nick Adduce picked a prime time to turn in the best score of his career. The Sandburg junior shot a 1-over 73 at Sanctuary to take fourth place in the stout 26-team Providence Invitational.
Adduce was a model of consistency. He carded two birdies and only three bogeys on a windy day in New Lenox.
“That’s the best round I’ve ever shot,” Adduce said. “Everything was going for me. I missed a few putts I should have hit, but other than that, I felt like I was playing really solid.”
On the par-4 No. 16, Adduce nailed his fairway shot within a foot of the hole for his first birdie on the day.
Adduce paced Sandburg to a 319, which was good for fifth place.
Lincoln-Way East finished fourth, firing a 316. Loyola Academy took top honors with a 299.
“This is always the point in the season when you want to test yourself,” East coach Ryan Pohlmann said. “Considering the day, we were happy with our performance. Any time you can break 320 on a windy day, it’s good.”
Matt Stoner led East with a 75 to finish seventh. Tyler Kelly added a 77 for the Griffins.
“Matt started out with a few bogeys early in the round, but he came back like you would expect a senior to. He shot a lot of pars the rest of the way to put up a solid score,” Pohlmann said.
Lockport’s Gehrig Hollatz (75) finished eighth, Providence’s Mickey Brick (76) was ninth and Lemont’s Matt Groebe (76) rounded out the top 10.
Defending tournament champion Lincoln-Way Central saw its bid to repeat dissolve when its top golfer, Bryant Bolden, was disqualified. Bolden was 4-under at the time of the incident and in contention for medalist honors. Central finished in seventh with a 323.