Van-Far’s young golf team enjoyed its first home match experience playing at the Vandalia Country Club last Tuesday when the Indians hosted Monroe City, Bowling Green, and Palmyra.
The Indians did manage to score 231, beating rival Bowling Green by 15 strokes for third place.
Palmyra won the event with a solid 159.
Brayden Christian led Van-Far with a 52.
Jayson Orr added a 57, Daylen Chandler shot a 59, and Ethan Winders had a 63.
“Really windy day on the course that day,” said Van-Far head golf coach Joe Basinger. “Brayden played a lot better, made a few mistakes or he would have been the 40’s. I am looking for improvements right now and getting used to playing golf in competition. The good thing is we have stroke limits on these early matches and we are avoiding the stroke limits for the most part.”
On March 28, the Indians competed in Paris and left with a second-place finish with a 235, falling to first place MMA and their 196. The Indians did beat the Coyotes by 47 strokes. Orr led Van-Far with a 57, followed by Winders’ 58, Chandler’s 59, Christian’s 61, and Lathyn McMorris’ 62.
“I was hoping for little better scores that night but it was the first time playing in competition,” Basinger noted.
Their March 30 match in Louisiana was rained out.