By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The fab five is back together.
The three Johnston brothers, along with Sam Schoeberl and Davis Jungbluth all helped Bishop LeBlond boys' golf take home a state championship in Farmington back in May 2021.
Once the 2024-25 school year rolls around, all five of them will be on the same team again.
Jeffrey Johnston is a junior at Missouri Western, where he's already won three tournaments in his college career, while Schoeberl is in his freshman year with the Griffons.
On Thursday, twin brothers Tim and Pat Johnston, along with Davis Jungbluth, signed to play golf at Missouri Western, bringing this 'fab five' back together.
"I wanted to get back together and play with Jeff at least one more year," Tim said.
"Yeah, once Jeff went to Missouri Western, I just wanted to play with him again," Pat echoed.
"Once I've seen so many good players play at MoWest, and good coaches, I just knew it was the right place for me," Jungbluth concurred.
Jeffrey, the eldest Johnston, is grateful to be flanked by so many former high school teammates.
"It's really unheard of to have this many guys from St. Joe be on the same team in college, let alone in high school," he said. "I'm looking forward to it for sure."
Tim and Pat Johnston, along with Schoeberl and Jungbluth, helped LeBlond win state again this past year in Class 3 in New Bloomfield.
"We've grown up playing golf together forever," said Schoeberl, who won an individual state title in 2022. "Really glad we could stay together throughout college and I'm ready to make more memories."
This group has helped LeBlond boys' golf win a whopping four state titles in the last five years. Tim himself won the individual title in 2023. He and Pat have each medaled at state three times in their careers.
Jungbluth is a two-time state medalist, placing 15th in 2022 and 18th as a freshman in 2021.
It's a group of boys, some of them now men, who have grown up playing golf together on the St. Joseph links for as long as they could grip a golf club.
"Every time we go out to the course, 90 percent of the time we're playing together," Schoeberl said. "It helps team chemistry and every winning program is very tightly knitted together, and I think that's important for success."
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