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  • August 21st, 2017

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1st Place, 311



Guy shoots 71 to pace Barbs’ tournament win

Guy shoots 71 to pace Barbs’ tournament win

By:  John Gallione-Daily Chronicle 

DEKALB – The DeKalb golf team was the big winner in Monday’s Kishwaukee Invitational tournament. The black squad won the tournament with a team score of 311. Leading the way was senior Colton Guy, shooting a career-low 71.

“I was fairly confident coming into the tournament today,” Guy said. “I didn’t start as well as I would have liked though. I had back-to-back bogeys on holes three and four, three putting on three and getting into the bunker on four. Coach [Chuck] Schramm came over and calmed me down, reminding me that this is a team sport and I’m not out here by myself. Two holes later, I birdied and was able to have a good round after that.”


Although Guy tied with Geneva’s Tyler Isenhart to lead the field, Guy was ultimately awarded second place via a scorecard playoff. Barbs coach John Cordes explained the process further.

“We have scorecard playoffs because we are on a limited time constraint,” Cordes said. “You look at the scorecards and work backward from 18. Whichever of the two golfers posted a lower score on 18 is the winner. If they are tied, it goes to 17, and so on, until a winner can be decided.”

The Barbs had a strong showing as a program, not only winning the varsity tournament with their black squad, but taking sixth out of 12 teams with their orange squad. The black squad had three players shooting below 80 on the day. Cordes says that preparation is key, especially when hosting the invite

“It’s a big advantage to practice out here,” Cordes said. “We usually don’t even play the back nine when we are here. But, we have a lot of kids who played a lot of golf here over the summer. We had a few golfers have a couple of tough rounds today. But, even if you look at Emma’s [Carpenter] last few holes, she went par, birdie, par in her last three holes. Sawyer [Vietmeier] played his last eight holes much better than he did his first 10. If you look over at the orange team, James [Keck] shot an 83, which is a good score. If we can get him to keep shooting that score, we’ll be fine.”

Kaneland finished in third place, with a team score of 319. Sycamore came in fifth with a team score of 350. Indian Creek finished 10th, shooting 367 as a team.