IN THE CLASSROOM
2012- 2013 Boys Golf Season: Class 2A Belvidere North Sectional
November 7, 2012Richmond Burton High School
NW Herald All-Area Boys Golf Team: First Team
Jordan Hahn, RBCHS so.
Hahn won his second of back-to-back BNC Tournament titles while developing as RB's strongest competitor. He won the Sandwich & Grant invitationals & rolled his conference finish into a victory at the Vernon Hills Regional. (NWHerald 11/6/12)
Boys Golf: Class 2A Belvidere N Sectional:
By Seth Dulian
....there was also disappointment for Richmond-Burton, which finished second at the Vernon Hills Regional but couldn't keep the conditions from affecting its momentum into the sectional.
"The weather had a bad effect on us," R-B coach Brad Tichenor said. "We had to club up a lot more today. The wind was a huge factor for everyone."
R-B's Jordan Hahn, who won the Vernon Hills Regional with a 4-over-par 76, could muster only an 89. Still, he was at least five strokes ahead of his teammates.
"We've played better," Tichenor said. (NWHerald 10/9/12)
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Sectional Capsules: Boys Class 2A Belvidere N Sectional~
10/8/12, Timber Pointe in Poplar Grove~~Local Team: RB
What to watch: RB finished second at the Class 2A Vernon Hills Regional & were lead by tournament champion Jordan Hahn & his 4 over par 76 @ White Deer Run. They will be up against regional winnders Sterling, Venon Hills, Freeport & Kaneland. (NWHerlad 10/8/12)
Hahn wins, leads Richmond-Burton golfers to sectional
By PATRICK MASON - email@example.com
VERNON HILLS – Richmond-Burton sophomore Jordan Hahn needed an extra hole, but he got it done.
Hahn shot a 4-over-par 76 and led the way for the Rockets as they placed second at the IHSA Class 2A Vernon Hills Regional at White Deer Run with 326 strokes.
The Rockets qualified for Monday's Belvidere North Sectional at Timber Pointe in Poplar Grove, but the sophomore wasn't done yet.
"Jordan was on fire," R-B coach Brad Tichenor said. "He came off a really good conference match where he shot even par and he kept plugging away on every hole and didn't let anything get to him."
Hahn and Antioch's Grant Smith were even through 18, both shooting a round-best 76, and headed for a playoff, so it was only fitting that their first two strokes were nearly identical on the playoff hole, the 424-yard par-4 10th.
The two found themselves on the green after two strokes putting for birdie. Smith's 18-foot putt lipped out of the cup.
"There was a couple holes that could have went on because we were both pretty close to each other on the green," Hahn said. "After I saw him miss, I just had to focus on trying to make mine." (NWHerald 10/3/12)
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Boys Golf Regional Preview ~
by Dan Howell firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond-Burton, featuring back-to-back Big Northern Conference Tournament champion Jordan Hahn, will head to the Class 2A Vernon Hills Regional at White Deer Run. The Rockets will be joined by Harvard, Johnsburg and Marian Central.
“All nine could possibly advance as a team,” R-B coach Brad Tichenor said. “This has been the best team I’ve had as a coach at Richmond. We want to get in as a team for the very first time.”
Prep Zone: Rockets’ boys golf coach glad Hahn will be back
By JOE STEVENSON – email@example.com
Richmond-Burton boys golf coach Brad Tichenor savored the moment while watching Saturday’s Big Northern Conference junior varsity boys golf tournament.
Another BNC coach approached Tichenor to tell him what a likeable young man the Rockets’ Jordan Hahn is. Hahn won the varsity BNC Tournament individual title, his second in a row, two days earlier.
There is something more exciting for Tichenor than Hahn’s ability and his sterling reputation.
“He gets to stick around two more years,” Tichenor said.
Hahn, a sophomore, shot even-par 72s each of the past two years at Timber Pointe to win the BNC title and could have a shot at winning the tournament four times.
“I tried to go out and play my own game and tried to do the same as I did last year, and I played well and shot the same score,” said Hahn, who helped the Rockets to third place as a team.
Hahn remembers picking up Little Tikes clubs, somewhere around age 2, and following his father Ron around. By seventh grade, he had real clubs and was taking lessons. Last summer, his mother Cami was hauling him around the Midwest to play in Illinois Junior Golf Association and Mid-American Junior Golf Tour events.
Hahn works with teaching professional Kiel Alderink at Todd Sones Impact Golf Academy. The facility is run out of White Deer Run in Vernon Hills, which happens to be the host course for Tuesday’s Class 2A Vernon Hills Sectional.
“The season has gone well, I’m shooting some pretty good numbers,” Hahn said. “I hope to keep it going, hopefully and put up some good numbers at state.”
Hahn was a Northwest Herald All-Area second-team selection last year when he missed qualifying for the Class 2A state tournament by one stroke. He says he didn’t dwell on the disappointment at the end of the 2011 season.
“I’m really proud of him, he’s playing great golf,” Tichenor said. “He had a great back nine [to start Thursday] and that set up a good round for him. He’s a good kid, very polite and respectful and he enjoys all aspects of golf.”
Tichenor figured Hahn would handle the expectations of trying to repeat with aplomb.
“He knows what he’s capable of and knows what he needs to do,” Tichenor said. “I just told him to go out and relax and enjoy the game of golf. If you make a mistake, just play the next shot.”
Hahn’s short-term goals include another trip to Timber Pointe, a course on which he is quite comfortable, for the Class 2A Belvidere North Sectional. He appears to be on the right path for his longer term aspirations.
“Definitely one of my dreams and goals is to achieve playing college golf,” Hahn said. “I’d like to play at as high of a level as I can achieve and work toward that.”
• Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone. (NWHerald 9/30/12)
Class 2A Vernon Hills Regional
POPLAR GROVE – Richmond-Burton sophomore Jordan Hahn shot an even-par 72 for the second straight year to take his second straight Big Northern Conference individual title.
“He had five birdies on the back nine and he did really good today,” R-B head coach Brad Tichenor said. “There’s really no other way to explain it.”
In addition to Hahn, Bobby Meyers (82), Joey Pegura (84) and Timmy Duez (87) were the scorers for R-B.
Coming into Thursday’s meet at Timber Pointe in Poplar Grove, a neutral site for BNC teams, the Rockets were in fourth place. Their second place finish of 325 pushed them into a third place finish in conference.
Byron finished first with a score of 324 and Mendota was third with a 335.
“I just want to carry on our success,” Tichenor said. “Last year we lost on and tiebreak, we were second by one stroke this year. We just have to have it keep going in that direction.” (NWHerald 9/28/12)
Richmond-Burton 176, Wauconda 183: At Countryside in Mundelein, Joey Pegura shot a 2-over-par 39 to take medalist honors in the nonconference victory for the Rockets (15-5). (NWHerald 9/27/12)
Stillman Valley Triangular: @ Prairie Viw in Byron, Jordan Hahn shot a 3-over 39 for RB (14-5, 9-4 BNC) which finished with 178 to a win against Stillman Valley (201) & loss to Rock Falls (174). (NWHerald 9/21/12)
North Boone Quadrangular: Hahn Leads RB golf At Bel Mar in Belvidere, Richmond-Burton shot a 173 to take second in the four-team field. Mendota shot a 170 to win, while third place went to Burlington Central (176) and fourth was North Boone (205).
Jordan Hahn of R-B (13-4) took co-medalist honors with Mendota’s Jaron Robinson, both shooting 2-over 38’s. (NWHerald 9/20/12)
Hahn Leads RB golf
GENOA – Jordan Hahn has been in a groove on the golf course for Richmond-Burton.
Hahn shot an even-par 36 at the Oak Club on Tuesday to take medalist honors and lead the Rockets (170) to Big Northern Conference wins against Genoa-Kingston (181) and Winnebago (203).
Hahn’s par round included one birdie and a bogey. R-B coach Brad Tichenor said his sophomore golfer has been improving all season.
“[Hahn] played a really good, solid round,” Tichenor said. “He’s playing his best golf right now.” (NWHerald 9/19/12)
@ Prairie View in Byron, Jordan Hahn shot a 1-over 37 to take medalist honors for the Rockets in a Big Northern Conference loss. Also for R-B (9-3, 4-2 BNC), Tyler Peterson shot a 42. Byron 158, Richmond-Burton 168 (NWHerald 9/14/12)
Richmond-Burton 161, Rockford Lutheran 175: At Nippersink in Genoa City, Wis., Joey Pegura shot 3-over 38 on the back nine to lead the Rockets past the Crusaders in their BNC East dual meet.
Bobby Meyers (40), Joe Sikura (41) and Jordan Hahn (42) rounded out the scoring for R-B (8-2, 4-1). (NWHerald 9/12/12)
Richmond-Burton 164, Oregon 176: At Nippersink in Genoa City, Wis., Jordan Hahn shot a 3-over 38 to lead the Rockets to a Big Northern Conference win.
Also for R-B (7-2, 3-2 BNC), Bobby Meyers shot a 40, Matt Swanson had a 42 and Timmy Duex shot 44. (NWHerald 9/11/12)
RIchmond-Burton 162, Harvard 204: At Genoa City, Wis., Jordan Hahn shot 2-over 38 to lead the Rockets to a BNC East victory over the Hornets at Nippersink. (NWHerald 9/7/12)
Richmond-Burton 166, Grays-lake North 183: At Nippersink in Genoa City, Wis., Jordan Hahn took medalist honors with a 1-over 36 to lead the Rockets (1-0) to the nonconference win. Bobby Meyers and Nick Becker added 43s. (NWHerald 9/6/12)
Tiebreaker lifts Indians: Marengo 174, RB 174
By Dan Howell
GENOA CITY, Wis. – When Richmond-Burton boys golf coach Brad Tichnor and Marengo coach J.D. Peters had tabulated their team scores, they looked at each other and agreed it was a weird day.
“Everything that could go wrong, did,” Tichnor said.
The match featured a ruling error and disqualification, inconsistent play from each team, and, in the end, came down to a fifth-score tiebreaker. (NWHerald 8/30/12)
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Richmond-Burton 165, St. Edward 168: At Wing Park in Elgin, Matt Swanson shot a 3-over-par 39 as Richmond-Burton won a nonconference dual.
Joey Pegura (41), Bobby Meyers (42), and Timmy Duex (43) scored for R-B (4-1). (NWHerald 8/28/12)
Antioch Invite: At Antioch Golf Course, Jordan Hahn’s 6-over-par 77 led all golfers, powering Richmond-Burton (356) to a fourth-place finish in the eight-team competition. Matt Swanson (90) had the Rockets’ second-leading round. (NWHerald 8/26/12)
Grant Quadrangular: At the Antioch Country Club, Jordan Hahn shot a 4-over-par 39 to tie for medalst honors for Richmond-Burton, which finished second with 170 strokes. Zion-Benton won, shooting 164. (NWHerald 8/25/12)
Bobcat Indian Invitational: At Sandwich, after finishing second last year, Jordan Hahn shot a 5-over 77 to earn medalist honors and lead Richmond-Burton to a second-place finish.
The Rockets also improved after taking third a year ago. R-B coach Brad Tichenor said he was pleased with his team’s performance, especially Hahn’s.
“We had the best six golfers we’ve ever had [at Sandwich],” Tichenor said. “[Hahn] is only a sophomore. He’s very consistent.” (NWHerald 8/15/12)
Coach: Brad Tichenor (6th season)
Top returnees: Jordan Hahn, so.; Matt Swanson, sr.; Bobby Meyers, jr.; Joey Pegura, so.
Key newcomers: Tyler Peterson, sr.; Timmy Duex, so.; Nick Becker, so.; Joey Sikor, so.
What to expect: R-B went 11-8 last year, good for third in conference, while taking second in a tiebreak at the BNC Meet. Tichenor sees a chance to take the next step this season behind leaders Swanson and Hahn. “Those two drive each other and the rest of the team to be even better.” (NWHerald 8/17/12)