Boys golf: Andrean’s Jack Musgrave takes medalist honors at KV Invitational
By Mike Hutton email@example.com/@MikeHuttonPT April 27, 2013 6:32PM
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:58PM
DEMOTTE — Sunshine and blue skies were a welcome relief for the Kankakee Valley Invitational golf crowd on Saturday.
The temperature, in the mid-60s, with a streak or two of white clouds, was perfect weather for scoring at Sandy Pines Golf Course.
The pent up demand for good golf was outweighed by the lack of actual play — with a few exceptions. Most of the 16 teams were competing in only their second or third match or tournament of the year because of record rain fall this month.
Boone Grove, under first year coach Bob Lukas, took home medalist honors with a team score of 329. The Wolves had two golfers — Jeremy Shaffer and Brad Bobrowski — break 80. They shot 75 and 78 respectively.
Andrean’s Jack Musgrave grabbed individual medalist honors, shooting a 74. Those were the only three golfers who broke 80 on the tight, tree-lined course.
It was a good day for the Wolves, who were a bit of a question mark this year after Drake Devereux and Tony Spalla, a couple of really good golfers, graduated.
Shaffer and Bobrowski are certainly picking up the slack.
Shaffer, who played 25 holes at Sandy Pines on Thursday to get a feel for the course, was solid almost the whole day. He made back-to-back double bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3. Then, he played the rest of the course 1-under.
“I think keeping my composure after that was big,” Shaffer said.
He also kept the ball under the pins on the smallish greens.
For Musgrave, the round could’ve been really low. He made birdies on two of his first three holes to get to 2-under.
He gave a few back but got it to 1-under after he made birdies on 15 and 16. A double bogey on No. 2, which was his 17th hole, cost him coming in.
“I hit it beautifully today,” Musgrave said of the weather. “I’m really happy.”