Thunder golfer state qualifier

Deacon Hill

By MIKE NESTER

Thunder golfer Deacon Hill is headed to the Class 1A state championship this weekend.

The West Carroll junior fired an 18-hole score of 83 Monday, Oct. 14, at Park Hills West in the Freeport Aquin Sectional.

Hill tied for seventh place and was one of 10 individual golfers to advance for the state finals Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at Prairie View Golf Course in Bloomington.

Thunder teammate Ty Aljets shot 111 in the sectional.

Eastland finished in 10th place and no Cougars qualified for state.

Eastland scores were Kellen Henze 92, Dan Sauer 93, Andy Anderson 94, Brock Coatney 100, Ethen Doty 106, and Jacob French 107.