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The Richmond golf squad lowered their team total for the third consecuitve match Tuesday at the Higginsville Country Club. The Spartans pushed their MRVC East match record to 4-0 as they out-shot the host Huskers 178-235.
Blaine Broderick was the medalist for the afternoon. The Spartans’ No. 1 player shook off a rough beginning where he stood at 3-over after three holes. Broderick put on a strong finishing kick as he birdied two of the last three holes to finish with a 2-over par 37, while teammate Kane Southwick was the runner-up for the day with his season-low round of 41.
Ty Tweedie carded a 46 for Richmond, followed by Zach Mathis with 54 and Andrew Sherman with 55.
Richmond Coach Murray Dennis said the continued lowering of the scores is encouraging.
“It shows the guys are putting in a lot of hard work and putting time in on their games,” he said. “Blaine played a pretty solid round again. Kane shot his season low and it was good to see Ty bounce back. He had one bad hole where he made a poor decision on club choice, but we’ll take his 46. Zach played pretty steady. Andrew is kind of struggling right now, but he’ll get it figured out. I just think he’s putting a little too much pressure on himself right now.”
Tanner Craig had the low Higginsville round of the day with a 54.
The Spartan junior varsity also remained unbeaten in three matches as they shot 201, which was 66 shots better than the Higginsville JV.
Dylan Wyse was the JV medalist with 48, and teammate Adam Hellman was just one shot off the pace. Morgan Richey followed with a 50, while James Stanton shot 54, and Zach Smith carded a 61.
“Its nice to see Dylan and Adam shoot well and that helps keep our JV scores down, and then Morgan bounced back and had a great round, too,” Dennis said. “He probably took 9 strokes off his average. The kids keep working hard and they keep getting rewards for it.”
Two other Spartans were able to get some course time Tuesday as Brandon Rittmiller and Lucas Farabee each shot 61 for Richmond in exhibition rounds.