Boys Golf: Austin Adamec (individual), Marist (team) win titles at Class 3A Brother Rice Regional
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media October 8, 2013 6:32PM
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:27AM
Austin Adamec never had played at Silver Lake Country Club before Tuesday.
The Riverside-Brookfield senior certainly made the most of his debut, winning the Class 3A Brother Rice Regional with a round of 67, beating the next closest golfer by four strokes.
“My coach wanted me to play here, but I never did, never made it out,” Adamec said. “I played 36 holes at Cog Hill on Sunday, so I was too tired to do anything else. (Tuesday), as soon as my putter started getting hot, it was over.”
Adamec’s 4-under round of 67 featured a 32 on the back nine. Adamec said he had 12 one-putts once he reached the greens in a round that featured six birdies and two bogeys.
As for advancing to the sectional, the low score certainly heightens the pressure.
“It makes you feel like if you shoot anything above a 76, you’ll feel disappointed,” Adamec said. “(Tuesday) I was able to hit a lot of greens and get some up and downs.”
Adamec was one of 10 individual qualifiers to advance to Monday’s Marist Sectional at Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen.
Marist won the team title Tuesday on the North Course with a 305, outdistancing rival Brother Rice’s 315. Stagg also advances to the sectional as a team, finishing with a 332.
Dan Cachey led the RedHawks, finishing second overall with a 71.
“It’s a good win for us with a few good scores,” Cachey said. “It gives us a chance at sectionals, so that’s all you ask for, a shot to down to state as a team. We’ve been talking about it all year. We just have to bring it next week.”
Also scoring for Marist was Anthony Accetura (75), Dan Sheely (78), Trevor Fox (81) and Brendan Maloney (82). The regional title was the second in a row for the RedHawks.
Shooting a team-best 75 (38-37), Tim Papiernik led second-place Brother Rice. Papiernik’s 4-over round came after a rough start.
“I started off 3-over through three, but I came back with a par and a birdie,” Papiernik said. “Mostly pars from there on out where I was able to finish strong. We’ll go into sectionals pretty confident.”
Matt Pawlak (79), Will Saas (79), Anthony Wilner (82) led Brother Rice. Tyler Hayes and David Roth each scored 89 for the Crusaders to tie for the fifth score.
Also advancing individually to sectionals were Richards’ Matt Kendryna (83) and Mike Walt (86); Oak Lawn’s Brandon Murley (87) and Joe Cuculich (88); Riverside-Brookfield’s Aleks Penaherrera (88) and Mike Gruber (94); Reavis’ Jake Frencl (90) and Argo’s Jacob Garcia (92).
In the team standings, Riverside-Brookfield finished fourth (346), ahead of Richards (361), Oak Lawn (371), Morton (386), Argo (392), Reavis (393) and Proviso East (522).