Scotus Central Catholic senior Bryce VunCannon won his first tournament of the season on Tuesday when he closed with a 35 in his final nine holes and edged out Kelen Meyer of Ord for the individual championship at the Boone Central Invite.
VunCannon's 75 was the top score on a Scotus team that took second place to as a group to Battle Creek.
"I thought we had a much better day overall as a team," said head coach Tyler Swanson is comments sent to The Telegram. "Our score of 336 is the lowest total we’ve had all year, and most of our guys handled the windy conditions very well."
Battle Creek's Ty Heimes rounded out the top three with his score of 79. Meyer finished with a 78.
"Bryce continues to demonstrate why he is one of the better golfers in Class B," Swanson said. "He had a first-nine score of 40 but used that to build momentum into shooting a second-nine score of 35.
"He was able to put the ball into positions where he was able to attack the pin, and he putted very well. That allowed him to pull away from his competition on the back nine. He did a great job of executing his plan once again."
Seth VunCannon shot the second-best score out of any Shamrock with a 84, which earned him sixth, while Sam Blaser carded a 86 for seventh.
"Seth and Sam had very good days," Swanson said. "I thought they played their best golf the first nine holes and just weren’t able to keep that momentum going into the second nine. They tried to grind out the second nine and left a few shots out there, but that first nine score pushed them to finish where they did in the top 10.
"If they continue to work at it, and can replicate their first nine holes, consistently good things will happen for us as a team."
Cameron Johnson shot a 91 for 16th, and Drew VunCannon scored 99 for 30th.
Battle Creek won the invite with a score of 329 thanks to having three golfers finish in the top five and all five players placing in the top 10. Ord took the third spot finishing four strokes behind Scotus.
There were a total of 12 teams in the field.
The next time out on the course for the Shamrocks will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Elks Country Club. Lakeview and Columbus High will also be present at the tournament on Monday.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org