STEVINSON — With a couple of players who are normally in the lineup away for spring break, the Davis High boys golf team didn’t miss a beat on Monday in the Atwater Invitational at Stevinson Ranch.
Competing in their final preseason tournament, the Blue Devils took second place behind only a loaded Bellarmine squad that saw one of its players tear up the course with a 67.
With five players teeing off and the top four scores counting, DHS shot a 312 while the Bells carded a 295.
“We played really, really well,” said Devil coach Karl Ronning. “It was good to see that we don’t need to have the same six players every time to do well. Whoever is in there, we are able to compete and play with confidence.”
A couple of Davis seniors filled in for the missing guys and Keaton Mohar (83) and Clayton Webster (86) each played well in their first tournament action of the season.
Meanwhile, sophomore Andrew Arnheiter finished fourth overall with his 74, 10th-grader Sam Yamauchi’s 76 was good for sixth place and junior Preston Walchli shot a 79.
The Blue Devils are off until Wednesday, April 2, when they host the first Delta Valley Conference event of the season at Wildhorse. With DHS on spring break, Ronning said his guys will work on their own for the rest of this week before coming together for two days of practice on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
“The kids are on their own to practice and play (this week) … these kids’ work ethic is amazing,” Ronning added.