COLUMBUS — Scotus Central Catholic defended its home course Tuesday, defeating Schuyler 174-198 in a dual at Quail Run Golf Course.
Tate VunCannon led the Shamrocks, who were without Bryce VunCannon, with a round of 40. Lane Schroeder followed with a 41 while Cameron Johnston, filling in for Bryce VunCannon, shot a 46. Drew VunCannon added a 47 to round out the team score and Colson Kosch had a 48 for the alternate score.
Scotus head coach Tyler Swanson is still striving to get more from each of his golfers.
“Some guys are making improvements, but we have to keep working to get those scores down,” he said. “Overall, our performance on the putting surface was not very good and we had too many balls go out of bounds off the tee today.”
The Shamrocks are back on their home course Thursday when they host the Scotus Invite.
Schuyler's individual scores were not available.
Central City Scramble
CENTRAL CITY — Playing without its two top golfers, Lakeview still managed to put up good scores Tuesday during the Central City golf scramble at Valley View Golf Club.
A three-man scramble format, each player hits a ball off the tee, then they all play from the best spot.
“The kids really enjoyed themselves,” Lakeview head coach Sandy Harrison said of the different format. “It’s a good break from the regular tournaments.”
Separated into three divisions, the Vikings managed two third places and a fourth place at the event, even though Caden Remm and Colten Remm didn't make the trip after violating team rules.
Ethan Paben, Elijah Mohlman and Carter Luedtke played in Division 1 and fired a 6-under par round of 66 to finish third.
“Six-under is a really good score for us,” Harrison said. “They were up against some really tough teams.”
In Division 2, Caleb Franzen, Landon Bignell and Jared Engel turned in a “ham-and-egg” performance, according to Harrison.
“If one of them slipped up, the next would pick him up,” she said.
The trio finished third with an even-par round of 72.
The Division 3 team of Carsten Loseke, Brock Foltz and Aaron Chin finished fourth with a round of 89.
The Vikings compete Thursday in the Scotus Invite at Quail Run Golf Course.