Vanderway reign supreme

Tyler Isenhart and Ryan Vanderway took diametrically different paths to the Class 3A boys golf state tournament in Bloomington last year.

Isenhart, who ultimately finished tied for third, accompanied the Geneva team.

The two juniors, for the third consecutive year, captured individual top honors in the two divisions of the Upstate Eight Conference tournament.

Isenhart powered Geneva to the River Division team title with a medalist-earning 76.

Vanderway had the low performance among all the players in the two divisions by making birdie on his final three holes for a 74.

West Chicago senior Jason Gimre, who was third in the Valley with a 77, played with Vanderway.

Isenhart and fellow junior Jack McDonald, who was runner-up for Geneva with a 78, reversed the 1-shot loss to St.

Charles East senior Mason Meadows could have forced a playoff with Isenhart, but a double bogey on the final hole left him in third with a 78.

But Vanderway played his final 12 holes in 2-under for the round of the day.

“Winning (our division) feels great, being my first year on varsity,” said Bartlett junior Justin Everson, who led the Hawks with a fifth-place 81.