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  • Aurora Central Catholic's Justin Prince judges his shot after hitting the ball out of the sand trap on the sixth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Aurora Central Catholic's Justin Prince judges his shot after hitting the ball out of the sand trap on the sixth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • West Aurora's Mike Golich chips onto the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday.

       West Aurora's Mike Golich chips onto the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • West Aurora's Mike Golich lines up his shot on the third green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       West Aurora's Mike Golich lines up his shot on the third green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Christian's Jackson Hayes tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Aurora Christian's Jackson Hayes tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • West Aurora's Mike Golich tees off at the second hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       West Aurora's Mike Golich tees off at the second hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Metea Valley's Jeremy Forbes tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Metea Valley's Jeremy Forbes tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Waubonsie Valley's Jason Marrs tees off on the fourth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Waubonsie Valley's Jason Marrs tees off on the fourth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Central Catholic's Justin Prince tees off at the seventh hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Aurora Central Catholic's Justin Prince tees off at the seventh hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Marmion Academy's Ricky Angsten makes his shot on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Marmion Academy's Ricky Angsten makes his shot on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Waubonsie Valley's Jason Marrs tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Waubonsie Valley's Jason Marrs tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • West Aurora's Daniel Newsome tees off at the seventh hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       West Aurora's Daniel Newsome tees off at the seventh hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Christian's Jackson Hayes reacts to missing a shot on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Aurora Christian's Jackson Hayes reacts to missing a shot on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Waubonsie Valley's Zach Mayer celebrates his put on the fifth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Waubonsie Valley's Zach Mayer celebrates his put on the fifth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Marmion Academy's Joe Fritz tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Marmion Academy's Joe Fritz tees off at the fifth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Central Catholic's Sean Harreld tees off on the fourth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Aurora Central Catholic's Sean Harreld tees off on the fourth hole at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Marmion Academy's Joe Fritz ball sinks into the hole on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Marmion Academy's Joe Fritz ball sinks into the hole on the fourth green at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Waubonsie Valley's Zach Mayer straddles the ball as he makes his shot on the second green as Marmion Academy's Ricky Angsten, right, watches at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.

       Waubonsie Valley's Zach Mayer straddles the ball as he makes his shot on the second green as Marmion Academy's Ricky Angsten, right, watches at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora on Wednesday, September 18.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

The Aurora City Boys Golf Tournament had enough contingency plans for multiple events on Wednesday afternoon.

The plan for an 18-hole tournament between the programs from East Aurora, West Aurora, Marmion, Aurora Central Catholic, Aurora Christian, Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley was altered by persistent lightning strikes at Phillips Park.

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The subsequent idea for a nine-hole tournament then was scrapped as the system stalled over the area.

Hoping to simply get in four scores for each school, the last-ditch scenario was ultimately shelved when the state-of-the-art weather-warning system continued to show inclement weather in close proximity.

The competition committee finally called the event when a 5 p.m. deadline could no longer be met.

The lead foursome, comprised of the top-ranked players from Marmion (Joe Fritz), Aurora Central (Sean Harreld), Waubonsie Valley (Jason Marrs) and West Aurora (Michael Golich), was playing the ninth hole when the weather delay went into effect.

The prospect for a makeup date seemed highly unlikely.

"The whole thing has to go through the (athletic directors)," Marmion coach Doug Roberts said. "The sticking point (for a future resumption) will be getting the kids out of school early again. The likelihood is virtually zero."

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