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Van-Far golf wins at Paris

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

The Van-Far golf team was able to battle some fellow district programs in a Quad Meet at Paris recently and the Indians have a better idea of how they stack up against some other district competition.
The Indians dominated with a team score of 177, 62 strokes better that second place Paris. Glasgow was third with 244.
“The boys really played great today,” said Van-Far head coach Alex Cucciarre. “Lots of low scores and good camaraderie as a team, which is exactly what I’m looking for in the guys. Shooting so low so early is a great sign of how we can play and place later in the season.”
Individually, Van-Far had four of its five golfers finish in the top five.
Freshman Rylee Hanson medaled after shooting a 39 to take first place in the nine-hole competition.
Brayden Christian placed second with a 41, Jayson Orr was fourth with a 48, and Ethan Winders shot a 49 to finish fifth.
Zane Allen (60), Trevor Lower (62), and Matt Dunn (67) each shot personal best scores as well.
“Looking at the scores, you can see we have a stellar group on the team,” Cucciarre said. “It’s so exciting to watch them play and be there to support them. Rylee had an outstanding round; leading the group as a freshman in scores is a tough thing to do. He’s going to be very successful. Everyone played really well, but my highlight must be Ethan sinking a 100-yard chip for an Eagle. It was incredible to witness his very first Eagle. Overall, it was such an awesome meet, I’m so happy with how everyone played.”
Palmyra JV
Van-Far’s young squad placed third out of 10 teams in the Palmyra JV Tournament after shooting a 416 in the 18-hole event.
Orr was the medalist for the match as he took first place with an 84. He shot a 41 on the front nine and a 43 on the back nine.
Winders took ninth place with a 101, Allen added a 112 for 26th, Lower had a 119 for 29th, and Dunn shot a 130 for 39th. The match featured mostly Class 2 programs along with Class 1 schools like South Shelby, Schuyler County, and Community R-VI.
“Jayson played well today, I’m pretty pleased with the results of our team,” Cucciarre said. “It was also a great day to get some more inexperienced golfers a full 18-hole tournament.”