Golfers from Hinsdale Central High School, Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest turned out at the West Suburban Silver meet Tuesday and tried out the new conference course. According to High School Cube News:
Back on the same tee as his first career hole-in-one, Hinsdale Central junior Brian Dolehide nearly repeated history Tuesday at the West Suburban Silver meet.
Dolehide shot a 3-under-par 69 to become conference medalist at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Crest Hill. It was at Prairie Bluff during Red Devils tryouts Aug. 15 when the Hinsdale resident aced the 168-yard par-3 No. 3 with a 7-iron.
On Tuesday, Dolehide used an 8-iron and watched his ball lip the edge of the cup. His ball rolled past about 10 feet as Dolehide settled for par.
He finished with a career-best tournament round to hold off teammate Kenneth Li (72) for medalist honors. Kansas-bound Dan Hudson of Lyons (73) claimed third place.
Dolehide had shot a 72 at Prairie Bluff Saturday to win the Red Devil Invitational. After dealing with estimated gusts of 30 mph on the links-style course, Dolehide made an adjustment for the near-20-mph winds on Tuesday.
“I tried to keep my drives low. I rolled the ball out there more than usual. I was hoping my long putts were close so I can tap in for par,” Dolehide said. “I was going for pars more and had a few birdies.”
In preparation for the first WSC meet held at Prairie Bluff, the Devils played four rounds at the Andy North- and Roger Packard-designed course.
“I love to play any course as many times as I can,” Dolehide said. “You get a feel for the course.”