Uken takes second in state golf

Adam Larck

Four Spartan golfers placed in the top 50 at the first Illinois Elementary School Association boys state golf tournament on Sept. 10.

The highest finisher for Dunlap Valley Middle School was eighth-grader Ethan Uken, who took second place with a 2-over par 73.

Uken was just four strokes behind the top place finisher.

He birdied both hole No. 9 and No. 13, and only hit four bogeys on the day.

Coming in sixth-place was Trevor Hickey.

Hickey finished with a 76, hitting only five bogeys.

Tied for No. 23 was Gabe Sowards, who hit an 87 along with two other golfers.

Rounding out the placing Spartans was Austin Triplett, who shot a 97.

He tied for 44th-place with one other golfer.

The golfers shot at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in West Chicago.