Lemont senior Paulius Malcius, who placed fifth as a sophomore, shot 74 on Saturday and led his team with a 148, good for 19th-place at the Class 2A State Finals at Weibring Golf Course in Bloomington.
Other Lemont counting scores came from Eddie Scott (155), Ryan Tracy (155) and Daniel Stood (157).
“I accept my round today, although it wasn’t the greatest,” Malcius said. “My chips around the green were atrocious, and that was the biggest thing. It’s golf, and you can’t change anything after you hit it. I just was hoping for a better score today. While I’m a little disappointed, I was really happy with how I drove the ball, it was amazing.
“This year was the first year for me playing as a team, and it was fantastic. It was an awesome week and an awesome time playing and sharing this experience with my teammates. They all played well, and that’s all you can do when you get here.”
Lincoln-Way Central 1, Stagg 0: At Palos Hills, a Nico Espinosa goal made all the difference for Lincoln-Way Central in a SouthWest Suburban Conference win over Stagg on the road.
Ryan Marszalek made nine saves in the shutout victory as the Knights improved to 15-1-1 overall and 4-0 in SWSC play.
Andrew 6, Lincoln-Way West 2: At New Lenox, the Warriors fell in their final SouthWest Suburban Conference matchup of the season.
St. Charles East Mizuno Cup: At St. Charles, Lincoln-Way Central had two wins and one loss on the day.
The Knights started things off with a 25-17, 25-27, 25-23 loss to Rosary, then bounced back with a 25-9, 26-24 win over Hinsdale South and a 25-18, 25-16 win over Waubonsie Valley.
Mia Mattingly had 24 kills and nine blocks on the day, Kiera King had 41 assists and 30 digs and Skylar Smith added nine kills and seven blocks. L-WC is 15-13 overall this season.
SouthWest Suburban Conference Tournament: At New Lenox, Lincoln-Way West and Andrew are SWSC Co-champions following the conference tournament hosted by Lincoln-Way Central.
The Warriors were led by no. 3 singles champion Jess Weaver, no. 2 doubles champs Cate Gerl and Hannah White as well as no. 3 doubles champions Megan Klee and Madison Wasko.
Lincoln-Way West and Andrew each scored 29 points to share the conference crown.