WEST DUNDEE – Prairie Ridge’s Charlie Pettrone has taken a robust liking to Randall Oaks Golf Membership.
“The greens have been lovely, and the pins have been powerful however truthful,” Pettrone stated. “They positively did problem us immediately, however all the pieces was in nice form. I really like the course proper now, and I’ve all the time beloved Randall Oaks. It is a ravishing course. “
Pettrone will prefer it much more now.
The Wolves junior a shot 3-over-par 74 to win the person title on the Fox Valley Convention Match on Thursday. Pettrone is the second straight golfer from Prairie Ridge to win, becoming a member of 2022 graduate Joe Pokonosky.
Pettrone held off Crystal Lake South senior Nate Stewart (76) for first, and Cary-Grove’s Joseph Boldt and Maddux Tarasievich have been solely three pictures off the tempo with 77s.
Huntley (322) gained the staff title over Cary-Grove (322) on a fifth-score tiebreaker and took third within the remaining FVC standings. Prairie Ridge positioned third on Thursday with a 325, then Hampshire (328) and Burlington Central (330).
Cary-Grove can clinch the FVC championship Monday with a win over Hampshire of their remaining convention twin. If Hampshire beats CG, Prairie Ridge wins the FVC championship.
Pettrone and Tarasievich performed in the identical group Thursday, which Pettrone described as a pleasant rivalry. Pettrone pulled forward of Tarasievich after making a birdie on the par-5 fifteenth.
“I might say I used to be 225 [yards] out and I simply tried to tear it as a result of I believe me and [Tarasievich] have been tied on the time, ”stated Pettrone, who had 13 pars in his spherical. “If I made a birdie there, I knew I might have an opportunity. Simply ripped it outdoors of the inexperienced, chipped to inside 10 toes and made the putt. That basically helped me shut out my spherical. “
Pettrone, who was joined in scoring by teammates’ Vincent Ricciardi (79, tied for fifth), JJ Lee (85) and Tommy Trax (87), hoped his staff may pull out the convention title.
Now, the Wolves should wait till Monday.
“We thought we may do it,” Pettrone stated. “We have been within the driver’s seat and had no losses in our matches. We got here in right here considering, ‘Let’s do it, let’s get it completed.’ We’re nonetheless happy with our season it doesn’t matter what. “
Nathan Elm (79, tied for fifth), Brendan Busky (81, tied for tenth), Nooa Hakala (81, tied for tenth) and Taig Bhathal (81, tied for tenth) all scored for Huntley, whereas Erik Pietrzyk (82) and Kyle Kotlarczyk (86) joined Boldt and Tarasievich in scoring for CG.
Stewart stated the course was enjoying powerful Thursday, though he managed to shoot his career-best spherical at Randall Oaks.
“I hit the ball rather well, there have been some powerful pins and it was windy, as properly,” Stewart stated. “I am fairly proud of, it was powerful on the market. That is the toughest it is ever been. There have been a variety of pins in tough spots, it was powerful to putt, and the wind is all the time affecting the ball. “
Stewart is hoping to make an extended postseason run.
“I had a variety of good drives and a variety of good iron pictures to get me going immediately,” Stewart stated. “The placing did not fall, however that is OK. Hopefully I can transfer on to the sectional, preserve grinding, handle enterprise, preserve enjoying properly and make it to state. “
Tarasievich stated he did not play his greatest Thursday, however he is completely happy for an opportunity to nonetheless win convention outright. He had a double and triple bogey on two of his remaining 4 holes, but in addition had birdies on the par-4 4th and par-5 ninth.
“I am assured that our staff will do good on Monday,” Tarasievich stated. “Days like immediately occur. We had a penalized stroke and I clearly did not end properly, however I am assured going into Monday. As a staff, our vitality has been actually good all yr. All of us help one another. We do not blame anybody. “
Additionally inserting within the top-12 Thursday have been Dundee-Crown’s Jake Russell (79, tied for fifth), Hampshire’s Eric Brown (79, tied for fifth) and Burlington Central’s Matthew Kowalik (80, ninth) and CJ Strout (81, tied for tenth).