Times Staff Reporter
For the first and last time all season, the Northview and Clay City golf teams played against each other in an inter-county matchup at the Forest Park Golf Course. The Knights came away victorious, 151-172.
However, it was the Knights' freshman Keegan Roembke who led all golfers with a score of 36 to earn medalist honors.
Northview's 151 was the lowest team score that it has shot this season.
"I was very pleased with our effort today," Trout said. "The (151) is our best round this season, with three scores in the 30's, and Dylan not far off with 40, that's by far our best effort this year as a team. I was very pleased with Keegan's 36. For a freshman to step up and shoot a score like that, I was very impressed."
Trout hoped that this match was a sign of things to come for the team's WIC conference match this weekend at Idle Creek Golf Course.
"(Today) gives us a little momentum going into conference this weekend. Hopefully we can keep this up," Trout said. "I think it's going to be very close. I think our conference is very competitive right now, and with Idle Creek being a neutral location and a challenging course, I think it's anybody's ballgame, just whoever shows up ready to play. It'll be interesting."
Even with the victory, Trout said it's been an inconsistent season for the Knights.
"We've had our ups and downs. We've had some solid rounds but also struggled at times," Trout said.
Clay City coach Josh Strain echoed Trout's sentiments regarding his own team.
"It's been going up and down, I mean the weather's been going up and down too so it's kind of been the way we've been playing," Strain said.
Despite the loss, Strain was still proud of his team's results.
"Tonight, we just had a lot of mental mistakes, but we're getting better," Strain said. "We had a 39 and a 42. That's the best that we've had out of those two guys."
"Those two guys" Strain referred to are Rhett Bigger and Jordan Tooloose. Bigger shot a 39, the best score for the Eels on Thursday. Tooloose wasn't far behind with a 42.
Strain said he hopes to finish in the "top two or three" in the SWIAC conference match this weekend at Linton's Phil Harris Golf Course.
At Forest Park Golf Course
Team scores -- Northview 151, Clay City 172
Northview (407) -- Larry Knight 38, Jacqueb Taylor 37, Dylan Nesty 40, Keegan Roembke 36, Seth Payton 41, Gabe Rogers 44, Dylan Sutherland 43, Nick McCollum 42, Konnor Cheek 44, Stephen Watts 42
Clay City (286) -- Darius Farmer 44, Koby Rhodes 47, Rhett Bigger 39, Jordan Tooloose 42, Bailey Smith 60, Nathan Buell 54