Golf: Sandburg second at Coed High School Classic
By Logan Malloy For Sun-Times Media September 7, 2013 6:46PM
It was a photo finish Saturday at the Coed High School Golf Classic.
Sandburg’s boys fired a 308 at Green Gardens in Frankfort for a four-stroke victory over Lincoln-Way East, while Waubonsie Valley’s girls shot a 329 to hold off Prospect (335).
The division titles weren’t enough for the joint crown, however, as Sandburg and Waubonsie Valley fell to Prospect in the closest contest in the six-year history of the invite, which is hosted by Providence and Homewood-Flossmoor.
Prospect’s boys and girls combined to shoot a 656, besting Sandburg (657) and Waubonsie Valley (658) for the school’s third straight title. Ally Scaccia notched the highest individual finish for the Knights, taking third in the girls division with a 75.
On the boys side, Michael Mishek and Nick Adduce swept the top spots for Sandburg. Mishek overcame a double bogey on his first hole to shoot a 1-over 73 for medalist honors. Adduce was just behind with a 74.
“At first I was having trouble with my rhythm, so I was just grinding away out there,” Mishek said. “My short game was very good. My putting was awesome. On the back (nine), I found my rhythm. I got hot, and seeing putts go in like that gets you on a roll.”
Mishek was 3-over after his first three holes, but he walked off the course with five birdies, the first of which he buried on No. 7.
Waubonsie Valley’s Bing Singhsumalee one-upped Mishek to conquer the girls division. Singhsumalee shot an even-par 72, sinking two birdies in a consistent round.
“Bragging rights,” said Singhsumalee, who placed fourth in state as a freshman and 16th last year as a sophomore. “My strength (Saturday) was definitely my irons. Putting was kind of tough because the greens were really slow.”
Lincoln-Way East’s Kelly Sterling had a 73 for second place. Sterling finished one stroke behind Singhsumalee at the state meet last season.
Marian Catholic’s Nina Nicpon (79) finished fifth, and Frankie Saban (79) led Sandburg in taking seventh.
Lockport’s Gehrig Hollatz (74) topped H-F’s Jack Mulligan in a scorecard tiebreaker for third.