The question going into the fall golf season for the defending Lions of St. Andrew’s was which players would fill out their line up at the MAC Championship. Coaches Jason Hill and Tim Rose had the returning 2009 individual MAC champion in senior captain Tim Gregg, but they had lost three seniors from their roster. Each team sends six golfers to compete at the championship and users the best four scores.
The competition for the sixth spot played out over the season, with Jacob Reiskin getting the nod for the round at Montgomery Village on Tuesday by a fraction of a stroke in the season scoring average. That proved the right choice as Jacob shot a career best 90 to help his team to a single stroke victory, 326-327 over unbeaten Flint Hill.
Flint Hill’s Joey Lane earned low medal honors with a 71, besting Gregg’s 76. Flint Hill held a lead as the final threesome approached the 18th green on a calm, cloudy cool day. Reiskin made par and was mobbed by his teammates after his score was posted. Three St. Andrew’s golfers had earned All-MAC honors: Gregg, Michael Fuller (79) and Richard Koch (81).
The fourth straight title was especially sweet for Gregg, the sole senior, who played in each championship. “Each year something unexpected has happened to get us the banner,” he said. “This time it was Jacob.”