GENEVA — At this time last year, even the thought of holding a sporting event outside seemed ridiculous.
But on Tuesday, the Fillmore Central and Sutton boys golf teams were competing in their first event of the season.
As is expected in the first contest of the year, both teams had some struggles. But Fillmore Central was able to outlast Sutton 195-225.
“My upper level guys struggled today. A couple of holes hurt them with out of bounds, and they have not played to their level yet,” said first-year Fillmore Central head coach Mitchell Lockhart. “We haven’t had a lot of good weather to go out and play, but excuses aside, we have to learn from this. Every time we play we want to take away a learning experience and make sure we progress and move on to the next tournament with those lessons.”
For the Panthers, it was a pair of golfers new to varsity play who led the team. Matt Loseke had the day’s low score with a 44. Kurt Karcher, who was a state track qualifier last season, tied for second overall with a 47.