The Rolla golf team opened their season with a pair of Ozark Conference matches this week. The Bulldogs opened their season with a trip to Camdenton on Monday, before hosting Lebanon on Tuesday. Rolla was able to pull out a 173-179 over the Lakers, but fell to Lebanon 168-177.
Despite some rough weather, Rolla got out to an excellent start on Monda. Senior Matt Drallmeier and sophomore Jeriah Jordan led the Bulldogs with four-over-par 40's. Jordan hit eight out of nine greens on the day. Rounding out the varsity was Jack Gesualdi with a 45, Evan Moore shot a 48 and Cameron Copeland shot a 49.
The JV also had a stellar day in Camdenton with some of the JV Bulldogs beating their varsity counterparts. Logan Choi shot a 43, Evan Colench shot a 45, Trace Gieseler and Benjamin Colench each shot 47, Nate Pulliam shot 49 and Chris Williams shot 63.
The conditions weren't any better when the Bulldogs hosted Lebanon on Tuesday. The course was still pretty soggy and the players had to fight through some cold weather, but several players came out with solid scores. Copeland led the varsity with a 42 on the par 34 course. Jordan was right behind him with a 43. Drallmeier and Moore each shot a 46, while Choi shot a 51.
The JV also had a strong day. Gesualdi and Benjamin Colench each shot 45's, Evan Colench shot a 46, Giesler came in with a 47, Pulliam shot a 48 and Williams finished up with a 58.
The Bulldogs will stay in the Ozark Conference with a trip to Waynesville, where they'll face Jeff City alongside the Tigers.