Southgate Golf Club played host to the first day of the 1A boys golf tournament Tuesday.
Day one began with 13 teams and three individual players but will be cut to eight teams and the top 10 individuals whether their teams make the cut or not.
Green River posted the best team score with 360 strokes. Chance Pfander from Green River posted the best score with a 75 on the par-71 course.
“(The round) was pretty good,” Pfander said. “There were a couple of holes I struggled with, but other than that it was good. I hit my driver pretty good and my irons; I putted pretty good, too. I two-putted every hole.”
Locally, Diamond Ranch Academy shot 423 and head coach Richard Krulisky didn’t have many negative comments about the team.
“I think my boys did awesome,” Krulisky said. “They struggled a little today at the start, but all in all, as a team, we’ve been working really hard. I think they’ve overcome a lot of struggles from their position and status of what they’re doing. They don’t have the opportunity to practice as much.”
Krulisky was happy about how everyone played but was especially happy with Sam Schwartz, who shot a 91.
“I shot pretty good at the beginning, and at the end of the front nine, I kinda started shooting a little bit over (what) I wanted to,” Schwartz said. “Other than that, I did pretty good.”
Bryce Valley also competed in the tournament and shot a 414 on the first day.
“We didn’t shoot very good,” Bryce Valley coach Karl Roundy said. “We usually shoot a little better, but with some young kids we have on the team, we didn’t shoot quite as good as we should have.”
Bryce Valley was led by Tanner Barton, who shot a 96.
“I thought the course was really good,” Barton said. “Personally, I think I could have shot better. I think what I could have done more was (having) better ball control and focusing on being able to control every shot. It was a lot of fun anyways.”
The top three teams were Green River at 360, Rich at 372 and Monticello at 375. Other teams making the cut of top eight were Milford, St. Joseph’s, Piute, Bryce Valley and Valley.
Pfander was the only player to shoot in the 70s. The next best was Tanner Eardley from Monticello at 80. McKay Jarman from Rich and Garreth Mayer from Milford each shot 81.
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