Lakeview and Scotus battled it out at Quail Run on Tuesday in a dual that featured both match play and stroke play format.
Scotus defeated Lakeview 156-175 in stroke play and 5.5-4.5 in match play, but both coaches said they felt positive after the competition.
"Scotus is having such a great year and they have a lot of talent. being able to compete with them like that is a big step forward for us," said Lakeview head coach Alex Heard. "The guys were really happy. Today was just a really positive day for us."
Scotus senior Bryce VunCannon shot the lowest round of the day at 35 and was followed by teammate Cameron Johnston who shot a 36.
"I thought we put together a good day as a team," said Scotus head coach Tyler Swanson. "Cameron played a really good round and was able to get himself out of some trouble and still put together a great round. He has had a few good rounds in a row now."
Lakeview's best score came from Jaden Johnson who shot a 42.
Other Vikings scores include Landon Bignell shooting a 43, Logan Jaixen carding a 46, Carsten Loseke scoring a 46 and Bradyn Kucera finishing with a 44.
"Whenever you come up against a team like that and you're able to compete, you can really feel good about where your game is at. I feel pretty good about where we're at headed into some of our bigger meets of the year."
Scotus' Seth VunCannon shot a 45, Sam Blaser tallied a 40 and Drew VunCannon scored a 49.
Some highlights in the JV scores include Lakeview's Austin Smith shooting a 45, Mason Hinze scoring 48 and Scotus' Nolan Fleming shooting a 41 and Jared Beaver finishing with a 40.
"Jared and Nolan both also had great days on the course," Swanson said. They are both fighting for one of those varsity spots and are starting to get more consistent each time they go out."
Both Scotus and Lakeview will be in action next at Lakeview's Invite at 9 am on Monday at Elks Country Club.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com