The Spartan golf team is getting the MRVC East portion of the schedule off on a good note. Following an opening dual win over Knob Noster last week, Richmond pushed its mark to 3-0 versus conference foes Wednesday with a triangular sweep of Lexington and Carrollton.
The Spartans carded a 185 for the afternoon, with Lexington shooting 192, and Carrollton ended the match with 206.
“Obviously, we are very pleased with the win, especially over two MRVC East schools,” Richmond coach Murray Dennis said. “I know we didn’t play our best golf today, but we did just enough to get the win.”
Dennis added that the play was a little slow, and he thought some of his Spartans might have had problems keeping their focus throughout the match.
“I know the boys will get back to work today and focus on what they’re having trouble with,” he said. “They are a great group of young men with pretty good work ethics and great attitudes.”
Richmond junior Blaine Broderick was the medalist for the day with his 6-over par 42, which was one shot better than Josh Nordsieck of Lexington.
Ryan Flick had the low Carrollton round for the day with 48.
Andrew Sherman shot 45 for the Spartans, followed by Kane Southwick with 48, Ty Tweedie with 50 and Zach Mathis with 51.
“I thought Andrew played a pretty solid round,” Dennis said. “He has really stepped up and contributed well on the varsity. Even though his score did not count toward our team total, Zach Mathis also did a nice job of shooting right at his average.”
The Richmond junior varsity shot 223 for the day to defeat Carrollton’s total of 236. Lexington had only two competing on the JV level Wednesday.
Adam Hellman had the low JV round for Richmond with 50, followed by James Stanton with 53 and Dylan Wyse with 59. Zach Smith carded a 61, and Morgan Richey shot 69.
Dennis said he got some good outings from a few of his JV golfers.
“Adam and James both posted scores right at their averages,” he said. “We would like for them to keep lowering those, but we’ll take it this early in the season. Zach also played right at his average today and we would like to see that go down as well.”
Lexington’s Andrew Gray had the low JV score with his 47, while Taran Wilson shot 54 for Carrollton.
The Spartans play in their second 18-hole tournament of the season on Monday when they travel to Sedalia to participate in the Smith-Cotton Classic at the Sedalia Country Club.