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Benton boys sixth at state golf meet; Enjoy another outstanding fall season

  • The Benton High School golf team placed sixth overall at the state tournament in Bloomington last weekend.

    The Benton High School golf team placed sixth overall at the state tournament in Bloomington last weekend.
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  • October 18, 2019 - Normal, IL - Trying to earn a spot into Saturday's championship round, Benton's Cy Norman hits a shot off the tee box while playing at Weibring Golf Course during the IHSA State Class 2A Golf Finals on Friday.

    October 18, 2019 - Normal, IL - Trying to earn a spot into Saturday's championship round, Benton's Cy Norman hits a shot off the tee box while playing at Weibring Golf Course during the IHSA State Class 2A Golf Finals on Friday.
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  • October 18, 2019 - Normal, IL - Benton's Brad Hammond and Collin Miller talk with first year assistant coach Wade Thomas during a break in the action while playing at Weibring Golf Course on Friday during the IHSA State Class 2A Golf Finals.

    October 18, 2019 - Normal, IL - Benton's Brad Hammond and Collin Miller talk with first year assistant coach Wade Thomas during a break in the action while playing at Weibring Golf Course on Friday during the IHSA State Class 2A Golf Finals.
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STAFF REPORT
Posted on 10/23/2019, 2:08 PM

BLOOMINGTON -- It was another strong season of golf for Benton High School this fall. The boys' squad placed sixth at the state meet this past weekend. Senior Brad Hammond was seventh overall with rounds of 70 and 77 (147). Freshman Cy Norman placed 22nd overall with a 154 (77, 77) and Collin Miller was 28th at 156 (82, 74).

Other individual scores found Brett Merkel at 168 (85, 83); Jared Shaw at 172 (82, 90) and Peyton Sieveking at 191 (98, 93).

"I don't think you can imagine how proud I am of this team for the process and dedication it takes to compete at a high level," said Rangers head coach Reggie Norman.

Following is a breakdown of team and individual accomplishments on the links this fall:

Team Accomplishments

• Team 1st @ Anna Invite (295)

• Team 1st @ Massac Invite (309)

• Team 3rd @ Champaign Invite (322)

• Team 2nd @ Marion Invite (307)

• Team 1st @ Benton Invite (290)

• Team wins Carello Cup 11.5 to 0.5

• Team wins SIRR Conference (300)

• Team wins Regional (315)

• Team wins Sectional (313)

• Team finishes 6th at 2A state finals

• Team ties best regular season (19-0)

• Sets Conference scoring record (300)

• Team sets Benton IHSA state scoring record (sixth overall at 621)

• Top 6 average of 39.85 is 3rd all-time at Benton

Individual Accomplishments

• Cy Norman -- 36.07

• Brad Hammond -- 37.26

• Collin Miller -- 39.11

• Jared Shaw -- 40.73

• Brett Merkel -- 42.67

• Peyton Sieveking- 43.28

• Cole Brugger- 44.11

• Brad has 6th best scoring average in Benton history (37.26)

• Brad becomes the 8th Benton All-Stater

• Brad breaks the Benton state final scoring record at 146

• Brad finishes 4th all-time career average list at 38.36

• Cy breaks Anna Course front nine and Benton 9 hole record (28)

• Cy breaks Benton low 18 (62)

• Cy breaks most rounds under par record (10)

• Cy breaks single season medalist record (7)

• Cy ties sectional scoring record (71)

• Cy breaks the Benton single season scoring record at 36.07