Hawks News · Hammond shoots 79 to win JCAA golf title for third time


Hillsboro senior Blake Hammond chips on No. 11 at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Club today (Wednesday) during the JCAA golf championships. Hammond was the conference medalist for the third time in four years.

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Hillsboro senior Blake Hammond struggled over the last nine holes, but won his third Jefferson County Activities Association golf championship in the last four years after shooting a 7-over-par 79 today (Wednesday) at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Club.

Hammond, a two-time state qualifier, birdied the first hole, but had a double- and triple-bogey over the final nine holes. He won conference titles in 2015 and 2016 before giving way to Crystal City graduate (2017) Tyler Andrews last season.

Festus won the team competition with a score of 350, four shots better than the second-place Hawks.

2018 Jefferson County Activities Association golf championships

April 25 at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club

Team scores: 1. Festus, 350; 2. Hillsboro, 354; 3. St. Vincent, 362; 4. Perryville, 371; 5. St. Pius X, 372; 6. Crystal City, 389; 7. De Soto, 401; 7. Windsor, 401

JCAA (county) medalists: 1. Blake Hammond, Hillsboro, 79; 2. Nick Sippel, St. Pius, 82; 3. Kyle LaRose, Festus, 84; 5. Logan Uding, Festus, 86; 6. Frank Tello, Hillsboro, 88; 7. Jason Rothweiler, St. Pius, 88; 9. Michael Smith, Festus, 89; 12. Owen Horsley, Festus, 91; 13. Nate Nicholas, Hillsboro, 92; 15. Claire Shadowens, Herculaneum, 92

Crystal City: Griffin Morris, 95; Eoghan Hoff, 95; Connor Lowe, 98; Connor Pinkley, 101; Clayton Hall, 113; Dylan Beekman, 121

De Soto: Anthony Smith, 99; Nick Davis, 99; Jacob Pruneau, 100; Jared Gardner, 103

Festus: Kyle LaRose, 84; Logan Uding, 86; Michael Smith 89; Owen Horsley, 91; Nathan Bohn, 112; Grant Flotron, 123

Herculaneum: Claire Shadowens, 92; Dylan Beranek, 118; Trevor Forshee, 126; Kory Mueller, 131

Hillsboro: Blake Hammond, 79; Frank Tello, 88; Nate Nicholas, 92; Trey Craig, 95; Jacob Hickson, 98; Stefan Hassell, 100

St. Pius X: Nick Sippel, 82; Jason Rothweiler, 88; John Herrell, 100; Colten Richey, 102; Andy Rocca, 103; Austin Meyer, 104

Windsor: Kameron Givens, 95; Kyle Rudden, 99; Connor Portlock, 103; Jacob Emily, 104; Drew Gahn, 105; Travis Mooney, 110