Laub Advances to State

Jack Pifer, Staff Writer

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EHS boys golf placed sixth at sectionals on Oct. 14; EHS senior Trevor Laub, who shot 77, will be the only Tiger advancing to the state tournament this weekend.

“I’m happy to be able to play at state, but I’m a little bummed that we didn’t make it as a team,” Laub told the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

Senior Nate Frey shot 82 which was the individual cutoff for the state tournament, but was not able to secure a spot in the playoff for the last of the ten advancing spots.

As a team, Edwardsville shot 338 in Pekin and was only eleven points short of advancing to state.

This is the second year in a row that Edwardsville has not advanced to state as a team.

Edwardsville’s coach Adam Tyler told the Intelligencer, “If you said going in that we would be in sixth place, that’s about where I expected us to be.”

Laub feels that he is prepared going into the state tournament.

“I’ve been playing well for the past two or three weeks,” Laub Said. “I’m just trying to go out there and have fun.”

Laub said he has had so much fun in his past three years of golfing as well as getting to know many different people.

Next year, Laub plans to continue playing for Heartland Community College.

Senior Ian Bailey believes that there will be good returning players and more talent coming into the program at the freshman level next year.

Bailey also played at sectionals, shooting an 84 for the day.

Bailey mentioned that the highlights of his season included traveling to Kentucky to play in a new tournament as well as the team winning four tournaments.

Next year Bailey plants to play golf in college, adding on to his already five years of competitive golfing.