Courier sports staff
---- — KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren boys golf team opened the season with a win on its home course on Monday. The Warriors fired a team round of 182 to beat out Lone Tree by 31 shots in a battle of Southeast Iowa Superconference squads.
Austin Bartholomew led the Warrior boys on Monday, earning meet medalist honors with a round of 41. Teammate Noah Whitten finished as the runner-up to Bartholomew after firing a round of 44 for head coach Dave Alvis' squad.
The Van Buren girls lost to Lone Tree, who fired a team round of 233 to the Warriors' round of 255. Lydia Heald led Van Buren with a round of 54, earning the meet medalist honors by two strokes over Lone Tree's Morgyn Edwards.
Both Van Buren golf squads will be back in action at home on Thursday against SEISC South rival West Burlington-Notre Dame.
At Riverview Country Club
Team scoring — 1. Van Buren 182, 2. Lone Tree 213.
Medalist — Austin Bartholomew (VB) 41.
Runner-up — Noah Whitten (VB) 44.
Van Buren individuals — Batholomew 41, Whitten 44, Robby Laughlin 48, Brandon Plecker 49, Braxton Bainbridge 51, Mitch Garrels 55.
At Riverview Country Club
Team scoring — 1. Lone Tree 233, 2. Van Buren 255.
Medalist — Lydia Heald (VB) 54.
Runner-up — Morgyn Edwards (LT) 56.
Van Buren individuals — Heald 54, Emily Jester 58, Taylor Murguia 70, Bethany Millard 73, McKenzie Perry 104.
Centerville, Davis County compete at Schuyler County
LANCASTER, MO. — The Centerville boys golf team picked up its second win in as many meets this year, winning a quadrangular hosted by Schyular County (Mo.) over South Central Conference rival Davis County by 22 shots with a team score of 162.
Alex Moorman earned his second medalist title in as many meets to open the season, finishing with a even-par round of 36 at Lancaster Country Club. Moorman beat out teammate Blake Dabney, who fired a round of 38 for the Big Reds.
"We took all eight guys down there and all eight shot rounds in the 40's, so I'm pleased with that," Centerville head coach Mike Carney said. "We had some guys shoot a little higher then I expected, but it's one of those things you expect to see this early in the season. It's kind of neat to see some many different guys step up to help us win our first two meets."
Davis County's team round of 184 was paced by Soloman Miller's round of 44. Mustangs' head coach Jack Boatman talked about his team's first outing of the season.
"We'll take that number. We had some big numbers on some individual holes, but you'll have that early in the season," Boatman said. "We haven't had a lot of chances to play outside yet. Hopefully we'll see those scores start to improve."
Centerville will head right back to Lancaster to participate in the Schuyler County Invitational on Thursday. Davis County will next compete at home next Monday in an SCC dual with Chariton.
At Lancaster Country Club
Team scoring — 1. Centerville 162, 2. Davis County 184, 3. Schyler County (Mo.) 228, 4. Canton R-1 (Mo.) 262.
Medalist — Alex Moorman (CV) 36.
Runner-up — Blake Dabney (CV) 38.
Centerville individuals — Moorman 36, Dabney 38, Brett Kauzlarich 42, Conner Scully 43, Brad Irwin 43, Colton Belloma 46, Jake Hargrave 47, Ryan Kaster 47.
Davis County individuals — Solomon Miller 44, Logan Faler 45, Cliff Davidson 46, Kody Smith 49.