CLINTON — Easton Valley handled the wind better than Prince of Peace on Monday by sweeping the Irish 186-217 in the boys golf dual and 224-273 in girls competition at Valley Oaks Golf Course.
The River Hawks’ Blaine Volquardsen won on the boys side with a 5-over-par 41. Volquardsen ended the round with back-to-back pars to hold off runner-up Connor Evers of Prince of Peace, who bogeyed hole No. 9 en route to a 42-shot day.
“It’s more mental than anything; I just wasn’t focused,” Evers said. “The wind just got to me.”
Blake Bormann of Easton Valley also shot a 42, but lost in a cardback to Evers for the No. 2 spot. Bormann birdied the par-3 fourth hole with a 40-foot putt on the green.
Evers, however, had trouble on the par-5 sixth hole. In the season opener, he recorded a 9 on it but settled for a 7 on Monday.
River Hawks senior Marshall Driscoll finished fourth with a 51 despite starting the round with a double-bogey and a bogey.
On the girls side, Irish sophomore Caitlyn Jacobs was the dual medalist with a 50-shot performance, including a birdie on No. 8. Jacobs did not have a par in the round.
The River Hawks took the next four top spots. Kalli Miller had two pars for a 54, Savanna Lippens shot 55 and Kiley Petersen shot 53.
Northeast boys win
CLINTON — Even though Cascade had the medalist — Race Cuckler — against Northeast, the Rebels had two in the 40s that led them to a 173-201 win in a boys dual at Canyon Creek Golf Course.
Levi Banowetz and Chandler Sterk turned in scores of 40 and 43.
Cascade girls win
CLINTON — Cascade’s Rose Strang started her round with a birdie. Even though she had a triple bogey on the next hole against Northeast, Strang turned in a par on hole No. 8 en route to her medalist win.
Northeast’s top golfer was Cassidy Jacobsen with 55.
EASTON VALLEY 186, PRINCE OF PEACE 217
At Valley Oaks, Clinton — Par 36
Medalist — Blaine Volquardsen (EV) 41.
EASTON VALLEY — Volquardsen 41, Blake Bormann 42, Marshall Driscoll 51, Kyle Peterson 52, Lucas Miller 52, Carson McNeil 54.
PRINCE OF PEACE — Connor Evers 42, Trevor Dickherber 54, Lex Hinke 58, Eddie Goodell 63, Tim Dickherber 66, Dyllan Sparks 70.
EASTON VALLEY 224, PRINCE OF PEACE 273
Medalist — Caitlyn Jacobs (PoP) 50.
EASTON VALLEY — Kalli Miller 54, Savanna Lippens 55, Kiley Petersen 57, Megan Marvin 58, Lacey Homan 61, Jadie Anderson 72.
PRINCE OF PEACE — Jacobs 50, Sydney Schreiber 64, Alyssa Hovey 75, Sydney Kaup 84.
NORTHEAST 173, CASCADE 201
At Canyon Creek, Clinton — Par 34
Medalist — Race Cuckler (Cascade) 37.
CASCADE — Cuckler 37, Ben Theisen 53, Jake Recker 54, Gannon O’Brien 57, Spencer Green 58, John Gadient 61, Brevin Van Deest 65, Michael McDermott 69.
NORTHEAST — Levi Banowetz 40, Chandler Sterk 43, Jarrett Sterk 44, Jarrod Isbell 46, Trey Sullivan 54, Nathan Crow 56, Tyson Sullivan 61, Ethan Ruchotzke 67.
CASCADE 218, NORTHEAST 241
At Canyon Creek, Clinton — Par 36
Medalist — Rose Strang (Cascade) 47.
CASCADE — Strang 47, Natalie Frasher 51, Riley Takes 58, Rachel Merritt 62, Taylor Hogan 68, Rachel Crowley 72.
NORTHEAST — Cassidy Jacobsen 55, Jacey House 59, Megan Crockett 62, Emma Bowman 65, Allison Oberman 69, Marissa Bormann 70.