Three Vandalia golfers have advanced to match play competition in the semifinals at the KONE-Drysdale Tournament in Springfield, two of them in the championship flight.
Chase Laack, who will be a junior this fall at Vandalia Community High School, was playing in the championship semifinal of the Boys 16-17 Division on Wednesday morning.
Laack was the medalist in that division in the opening round of the tournament with a 3-under-par 69, earning the No. 1 seed in that division. He carded six birdies in that round to post the top score by two strokes.
On Tuesday, Laack defeated Cole Bartels, up 5 with 4 holes to play, in the first round of match play.
In the Boys 14-15 Division, Conner McCall advanced to the championship flight semifinals in match play, and Jonah Beesley advanced to the championship consolation semifinals.
McCall, an incoming freshman at VCHS, shot an 81 in the opening round and advanced to the championship semis with a 4&3 win.
Beesley, also an incoming freshman at VCHS, shot a 96 in the opening round, and advanced to the championship consolation semis with a 4&3 win.