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Dillon wins Ottawa Invitational; Wildcats take second

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The Louisburg golf team took second last week at the Ottawa Invitational. Members of the team are (from left) Garrett Rolofson, Noah Hill, Calvin Dillon, Drake Varns, Ryan Haight and Cole Williams.

OTTAWA – It has been a special year so far for the Louisburg golf team and the Wildcats added to that on April 29 when they traveled to the Ottawa Invitational.

For the fifth time this season, the Wildcats finished in the top two of the team standings as they took second overall with a 346. Louisburg junior Calvin Dillon also recorded his fourth consecutive tournament win and made for a successful day at Ottawa Country Club.

“We are very happy to get second at Ottawa,” Dillon said. “Ottawa is a great team and they are high up in the state rankings. Surprisingly, our teams have become friends throughout the season.”

Dillon continued his hot streak as he carded a 75 to roll to the Ottawa title and has taken first in every tournament but one so far this season.

“I played a solid round at Ottawa, with ups and downs along the way,” Dillon said. “I played the front nine at 3-over, but I really buckled down on the back nine to shoot the 75.

“The course was a little wet and the greens were punched as well, which led to some bumpy putts. I got off to a slow start with my driver, so I switched to my 3-wood towards the end of the front nine. That really helped me get things under control and finish well.”

Senior Noah Hill had his best round of the season so far as he finished with an 88 to finish second on the team. Junior Garrett Rolofson was third with a 91.

Junior Drake Varns and senior Ryan Haight both carded a 92, while senior Cole Williams rounded out the Wildcat team with a 106.

“Noah was very excited about his round,” Dillon said. “He birdied his first hole, which was a good representation of the rest of his day. He feels like he has more in the tank too, which is a great sign.”

Louisburg was scheduled to compete in the Anderson County Invitational today, but was rained out. The Wildcats will compete at the Prairie View Invitational on Thursday at Deer Trace in their final competition before regionals.

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