Same story. Different year.
For the second consecutive season, Loyola won a Class 3A regional championship and Jack Crawshaw was the low individual. After sweeping the titles at Glencoe Golf Club a year ago, the Ramblers did it again Tuesday at Wilmette Golf Club.
Crawshaw carded a 3-under 67, while Loyola posted 294. New Trier (298) took second, and Glenbrook North placed third (314). It was Loyola’s third regional championship in a row.
“We are feeling good,” Crawshaw said. “Now that everything counts, everyone is doing a good job of buckling down and putting in the work. We know there are guarantees this time of year.”
Steady throughout his round, Crawshaw closed out the day with three consecutive birdies at Nos. 15-16-17 and nearly made another at the 18th to win by two strokes over New Trier junior Daniel Tanaka.
“I didn’t have my best stuff, but I figured out my tendencies before I teed off,” Crawshaw said. “I accepted how I was hitting it, and that helped me out. I also felt confident with my putting stroke.”
Senior Ryan Savarie shot 74 to finish alone in fourth. Senior Christopher Lee tied for seventh with 76, while senior Peter Radler and junior Sam Maylee each posted 78 to tie for 10th. With sophomore Patrick Adler’s 79, Loyola was the only team to have all six players shoot better than 80.
“If we play to our capabilities, we can play with anybody in the state,” Loyola head coach Tim Kane said.
Adler’s round might have been as impressive as any Tuesday. In his first regional tournament, he hit his opening tee shot out of bounds and shot 46 on the first nine before bouncing back with a 2-under 33 on the second nine.
“I saw him on the third hole and told him he had a lot of holes left,” Crawshaw said. “No matter what happened, it doesn’t have to define your round. He found a way to fight back.”
The Ramblers play Monday at the sectional tournament at Mount Prospect Golf Club. They won a sectional title last year at Winnetka Golf Club. Loyola is looking for its third consecutive trip to the Class 3A state tournament.