Edwardsville Boys Golf Team Wins Pekin Dragon Classic
Sep. 17, 2023
By Matt Kamp, Sports Editor
The Edwardsville boys golf team emerged victorious in the two-day Pekin Dragon Classic, clinching the team championship title.
The Tigers posted a combined score of 602 over two rounds, which included an impressive 294 on the first day. This strong performance allowed Edwardsville to secure a seven-stroke lead over Moline, who finished with a score of 609. Lockport rounded out the top three teams, finishing with a score of 612 in the 29-team tournament.
After the first day, Edwardsville found itself in third place, trailing Lockport’s 290 and Chatham Glenwood’s 291. However, the team rallied on the second day to secure the victory.
Mason Lewis, one of Edwardsville’s top players, finished third overall individually with a score of 144. He was bested only by Hayden Moore from Geneso, who scored a remarkable 141, and Greer Peters from Moline, who finished with a score of 143.
Lewis has been in excellent form lately, displaying his skills and resilience on the golf course. Despite withdrawing from the Southwestern Conference Tournament due to a wrist injury, Lewis has bounced back and showcased remarkable aptitude. He recently won the Champaign Central Invitational with an even-par 72 and secured victory at the Craig Dixon Invitational in Mattoon with an impressive two-round score of 5-under 139.
During the Pekin Dragon Classic, Edwardsville’s team relied on solid performances from Lewis and his teammates. At Parkview Golf Course, Lewis and Bennett Babington both carded 71s, while Trey Schroeder recorded a score of 75 and Kolton Wright finished with a 77. At Lick Creek, Lewis shot a 73, Wright and Bryce Pryor scored 79s, and Schroeder recorded an 80.
This victory adds to Edwardsville’s growing reputation as a formidable force in high school boys golf. The team’s consistent performances and individual achievements demonstrate their dedication and skill on the course.
Congratulations to the Edwardsville boys golf team on their success at the Pekin Dragon Classic. Their hard work and exceptional talent have undoubtedly earned them this well-deserved victory.