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Mulligan paces H-F golfers at Mount Carmel Invitational

2013-08-24T20:00:00Z 2013-08-28T13:41:07Z Mulligan paces H-F golfers at Mount Carmel InvitationalTim Cronin Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 24, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

WORTH | Jack Mulligan still gets the one-liners directed his way.

With that last name, he always will when he’s on a golf course. It runs in the family back to his grandfather, Tom Mulligan, to whom he goes for pointers on the game.

And those pointers are solid. Mulligan, a Homewood-Flossmoor sophomore, counted them all on Saturday and needed to count only to 78 at Water’s Edge Golf Course. That total secured him fifth place in the Mount Carmel Invitational, and led the Vikings to a share of third place with Brother Rice.

It might have been better for Mulligan, but for a bogey, double-bogey on the fifth and sixth holes. He remembered that more vividly than his birdie on the par-5 first a few holes earlier.

“I finished bad,” Mulligan said. “It was disappointing, but I was hitting the ball a lot better than last week, so I’m happy with that.

And my short game’s a lot better, which is what I’m happy with.”

Even if Mulligan had finished with a pair of birdies, he’d have been behind Providence freshman Ricky Costello, who ran away with the individual title, scoring a 2-under-par 70 to lead the field by five strokes. That performance, the linchpin of a 21-over-par total of 309, carried the Celtics to a nine-stroke victory over Oak Park-River Forest.

Mulligan was still the low Viking by a pair of strokes, Ted Wick’s 80 was next best.

Illiana Christian (348) and Mount Carmel (361) took 11th and 13th place, respectively, in the 17-team field, with Matt Zandstra (84) and Steven Massey (85) the 1-2 punch for the Vikings. Neil Hogland (87) and Jake Lenti (90) paced the Caravan.

For Lenti, it was a round with no small amount of frustration. A pair of four-putts will leave a dark cloud in a golfer’s head, and it did with him. One of those adventures was on the ninth green.

“I left a ton of strokes on the course,” Lenti said. “Especially putting. It really killed me. One of them was just a silly miss when I went to tap it in.”

A sophomore eager for the Catholic League’s match-play schedule to commence, Lenti sees potential in a Caravan crew that lost four players from last year’s squad.

“We have three guys who can shoot in the low 80s, or the (high) 70s, all day,” Lenti said. “I think we should be able to get hot toward the end of the year.”

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