COLUMBUS — Scotus Central Catholic topped Stanton by 17 strokes Tuesday at Quail Run Golf Course, but the Shamrocks are nowhere close to where they hope to be by the end of the season.
“We know we have areas to work on with each guy, they just need to key in on a few areas and make improvements,” Scotus head boys golf coach Tyler Swanson said, reiterating the same message he’s told his team since the beginning of the season.
Layne Schroeder shot a 41 to lead the Scotus, which shot a 183 as a team. Bryce VunCannon fired a 43 for the Shamrocks and Tate VunCannon carded a 49. Colson Kosch and Drew VunCannon each shot 50 for Scotus.
Swanson knows the scores could’ve been much lower.
“Our guys left a lot of shots out there on the course today,” he said. “Our approach game was not up to par and when we did get in position to score we missed makable putts.”
The Scotus coach knows this team has the potential to make some noise by the time the district tournament rolls around.
“We have a lot of time to work on our game and so we can get where we want to be,” Swanson said.
Scotus plays Friday in the York Invite at York Country Club.
ALBION — Boone Central/Newman Grove won a home quadrangular Tuesday at Albion Country Club.
The Cardinals shot a 190 to win by 14 strokes over Fullerton and Twin River, which each shot 204. Riverside carded a 235.
Fullerton’s Chase Ostransky shot a 40 for the low score of the event.
BC/NG’s Nathan Gottier fired a 44 to lead the Cardinals. Bryton Fowlkes and Garrett Cornwell both shot 46 and Mack Nelson carded a 54. Bradon Anderson added a 60 for BC/NG.
Twin River was led by Colby Olson and Nolan Ramaekers. Both golfers fired 49s. Natalie Held shot a 52 and Austin Grife and Jaxon Hinkle both shot 54 for the Titans.
FULLERTON — Shelby-Rising City’s Nate Grossnicklaus and Brenden Johnston teamed up to finish second at Wednesday’s two-man best-ball tournament in Fullerton.
The duo shot a 73 over 18 holes. Battle Creek’s Ty Heimes and Devon Beckman shot a 72 to win by a stroke.
Cross County’s top pair of Trevor Clark and Keegan Lane shot a 79 to finish third and Schuyler’s Auston Hall and Jakub Langemeier earned a seventh-place medal with an 81.
S-RC finished second as a team as Clayton Watts and Matthew Johnson shot an 84 for the Huskies, giving them a 157 total. Battle Creek won the team title with a 152.
Cross County was fifth with a 172. Tysen Corwin and Ethan Peterson shot a 93 for the Cougars.
Schuyler finished sixth with a 173 as Ryan Johnson and Angel Rojo shot 92.
Twin River’s best two teams combined to finish seventh with a score of 177. Colby Olson and Austin Grife shot an 88 while Jaxon Hinkle and Brandon Miller shot an 89.
CLARKSON — Will Danielson led David City to the team title Wednesday at the Patriot Invite.
Danielson fired a 79 to win the individual title as the Scouts shot 353 as a team to edge Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur by two strokes. Landon Sweeney also medaled for the Scouts, shooting 88 to finish ninth. Daniel White shot an 89 and Noah Styskal carded a 97 for David City.
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family finished third at the tournament with a score of 361. Dylan Hanzel shot an 83 to finish fourth to lead the Bulldogs. Riley Beller also medaled, shooting an 86 to take seventh. Andrew Mendez carded a 93 and Bret Hanis rounded out the team score with a 99. Matthew Wegener had a 105 for the Bulldogs.
Clarkson-Leigh was fifth at its home invite, shooting 369. Garrett Schroeder finished second behind Danielson, shooting an 81. Tanner Stanley carded a 90 and Daniel Beller had a 93. Logan Becher shot a 105 and Garrett Sayers had the Patriots’ alternate score with a 124.
High Plains only sent three golfers to the tournament, but one of them came home with a medal. Bryce Wilshusen shot an 88 to take 10th place. Bo Dittmer shot 106 and Joey Markvicka carded a 133.