The Rolla golf team opened their season with a home quad against Camdenton, Stoutland and Iberia. Camdenton won the quad with a team score of 164, edging Rolla's score of 176. Iberia took third with a team score of 193. Stoutland is in their first year of golf and only had two competitors, so they did not have a team score. Rolla bounced back on Tuesday with a dual on the road against Lebanon. Rolla won the dual by a team score of 166 to 176.
Jack Gesualdi led the Rolla varsity with a 42 on the day. Evan Colench was a stroke behind with a 43, while Jeriah Jordan shot a 45. Benjamin Colench shot a 46 and Evan Moore rounded things out with a 48.
Camdenton won the varsity quad led by a +4 38 from CJ Rodgers.
Rolla won the JV match with a team score of 182 over Camdenton's 223. Nate Pulliam led the Rolla JV with a 43. Trace Giesler shot a 44, Logan Choi shot a 47, Wyatt Bahr shot a 48 and Bryce Wrightsman shot a 55.
"We have been practicing hard since the beginning of the season despite the weather. Everyone on the team has been putting in extra time on the weekends and staying after practice, but we just didn’t play our best today," said head coach Zack Nixon. "I look for us to improve as the week goes on in our two other matches."
Rolla came back on Tuesday and made the trip down 44 to Lebanon. The quick turnaround didn't stifle the Bulldogs, as they put in great showings across the board in the dual. The varsity was led by Jordan, who finished with a 39, one stroke behind the medalist, Lebanon's Cooper Hess. Moore and Evan Colench each shot 42s, while Benjamin Colench shot a 43. Jack Gesualdi rounded out the varsity with a very solid 46.
The Rolla JV also won their dual 203 to 215. Giesler led the JVV with a 47, Choi shot a 59, Pulliam shot a 51, Bahr shot a 56 and Wrightsman shot a 61.
The Bulldogs will head home on Thursday to continue their busy week.