Boys golf: Buffalo Grove's Beerheide, Prospect champs at regional

  • Buffalo Grove's Ryan Beerheide won the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday.

    Buffalo Grove's Ryan Beerheide won the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich's Zach Lawler tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday.

    Lake Zurich's Zach Lawler tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Hersey's Jake Cohen lines up a putt at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Hersey's Jake Cohen lines up a putt at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Hersey's Chad Tramba tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Hersey's Chad Tramba tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich's Noah van Herik tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Lake Zurich's Noah van Herik tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich's Dylan Howell tees off on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Lake Zurich's Dylan Howell tees off on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Stevenson's Maadhav Muralidharan tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Stevenson's Maadhav Muralidharan tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Hersey's Moises Martinez tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Hersey's Moises Martinez tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect's Patrick Raupp repairs a divot at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Prospect's Patrick Raupp repairs a divot at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove's Connor Woodin returns his driver to his bag at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Buffalo Grove's Connor Woodin returns his driver to his bag at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect's Daniel Raupp tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Prospect's Daniel Raupp tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Stevenson's Dylan Kaplan putts at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Stevenson's Dylan Kaplan putts at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich's Jake Michalak tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Lake Zurich's Jake Michalak tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove's Dori Lee chips to the green at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Buffalo Grove's Dori Lee chips to the green at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Jackson Landerman tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Palatine's Jackson Landerman tees off at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd's Joey Towns tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Fremd's Joey Towns tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect's Luke Kruger reacts to a putt at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Prospect's Luke Kruger reacts to a putt at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Stevenson's Eli Goldes reacts to a tee shot at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Stevenson's Eli Goldes reacts to a tee shot at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Pablo Castro tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Palatine's Pablo Castro tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Wheeling's Keigo Quigley reacts to his tee shot on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Wheeling's Keigo Quigley reacts to his tee shot on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Justin Szwaya watches his tee shot on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Palatine's Justin Szwaya watches his tee shot on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd's David Ku tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Fremd's David Ku tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Matt Attak tees off on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Palatine's Matt Attak tees off on No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd's Braeden Newby tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Fremd's Braeden Newby tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Paul Bloomquist tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Palatine's Paul Bloomquist tees off on hole No. 10 at the Prospect boys golf regional meet at Mount Prospect Golf Club on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
By Bill Esbrook
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 9/29/2021 7:37 PM

Buffalo Grove golfer Ryan Beerheide excelled at Wednesday's IHSA Class 3A golf regional, winning medalist honors by shooting a 74.

The senior's championship effort, however, came as no surprise to Bison coach Peter Duffer, who said Beerheide has put in "years of hard work" to get to this point.

 

"He's a great kid," said Duffer of Beerheide. "Him and (senior teammate) Dori Lee have been leaders on varsity for us for four years. They've competed and played in extra events during the summer, took lessons, and pushed our team to get better.

"Everyone saw his score today, but it's been a long time coming. He tore it up and played fantastic, and it's because of all of the work he puts in."

Prospect defended its home turf, winning the team title at Mount Prospect Golf Club with a score of 307 to become one of the three teams that will move on to Monday's sectional meet at Buffalo Grove Golf Club.

Stevenson (2nd at 317) and the Bison (3rd, 318) also advanced.

"It was kind of a battle today," said Knights senior Joseph Minelli, who carded a 76, good for a tie for fourth individually.

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It was Minelli's first appearance in a varsity regional, and he shook off the butterflies to complete a stellar round of golf.

"Just making up and downs and hitting greens here was tough," added Minelli. "I was a little nervous over my tee shots, especially on the first tee, but overall I'm really happy with my performance."

Luke Kruger of Prospect fired a 75 to tie for second individually, while Knights sophomore Patrick Raupp (77) and seniors Daniel Raupp (79) and Will Salzmann (79) also counted scores in the regional win.

Leading the way for Stevenson's runner-up placement were senior Tate Donica (76, tie for 4th), senior Mandhav Muralidharan (78), and classmates Dylan Kaplan (81) and AJ Goldberg (82).

Ten players not part of advancing teams also moved on to Monday's sectional, and pacing the effort in this category was Zach Lawler of Lake Zurich, a sophomore, who shot 75 to tie for second place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"The beginning of the season was good for me," said Lawler, "but (since then) I've had kind of a tough run -- now I think I'm back on track.

"The greens out here were pretty weird -- they're sloped and very undulated -- so I just tried to hit it in all the right spots. I had played this course before with my dad and we also came out and played the front nine as a team, and that helped for sure."

Other individual qualifiers included Jake Cohen of Hersey (78), Kevin Mellen from the Huskies (79), Jake Michalak of Lake Zurich (80), Pablo Castro from Palatine (80) and Tim Feerick of Fremd (80).

Others making the trip to the BG sectional will be Kasey May of Palatine, at 81; Dylan Howell from LZ, who fired an 83; and Joey Towns of Fremd, who also finished at 83.

Chad Tramba of Hersey (84) won a playoff to earn the final individual advancement to sectionals, while BG golfers Lee (78), Connor Woodin (82) and Nathan Barbakoff (84) supported Beerheide's meet-winning round to help the Bison move on as a team.

"I just tried to come out today and have some fun," said Beerheide, who followed up a 40, 1-birdie effort on the front 9 with a 1-under par 34 and 3 birds on the back 9.

"I knew the pins were going to be a lot harder on the front nine than the back nine and that obviously showed. The (pin placements) were right on hills, right on ridges and getting the speed down on the greens was a bit tricky for the first couple of holes. I was able to settle in and really figure it out on the back nine."

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