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Rain, Tigers just can't stop Chiefs 141-156

Published Oct. 1, 2005

The match was billed as a duel between high school powers, but what transpired was another blowout for Chamberlain. The Chiefs won 141-156 Thursday over Jesuit at rain-drenched Babe Zaharias Golf Club.

The Chiefs' scores on the par-35 "Big George" nine speak for themselves: 34, 35, 36, 36.

"Let's face it, our guys are experienced," Chamberlain coach Frank George said. "They are seasoned and they are used to this stuff. They just don't get too rattled by many things."

Indeed, not rain, which came down in torrents toward the end of the match, nor the Tigers could come close to shaking up the Chiefs.

"I was pretty excited about playing Jesuit because they have a strong team," said Brett Hitchcock, the Louisiana State University signee who shot 1-over 36 on Thursday. "We've been looking forward to a tough match.

"The good thing is that the guys on our team push each other. We all want to beat the other guys on our team and I think it makes us better."

Hitchcock's main individual competitor in the county, in fact, is probably teammate Akio Sadakata, who shot 34.

"If Chamberlain doesn't win the state title, then I don't know who can," Jesuit coach Zygmunt Jasinski said. "If you shoot 160 you will win most matches, but not against Chamberlain. That team is just too good."

Fred Sutton, who shot 35, and Jordon Code (36) complete the Chiefs' top four, all of whom are capable of breaking par.