DARLINGTON – A little rain couldn’t keep the Darlington boys’ golf team from getting in their SWAL Meet on Friday afternoon.
The Redbirds posted their best nine-hole round of the season on their home course posting a team score of 200 to finish seventh overall in the third conference outing of the season hosted at the Darlington Country Club on April 28.
Junior Seth Johnson finished in a six-way tie for fifth-place after carding an eight-over round of 43 to lead the Redbirds. Junior Brogan Evenstad followed with a 46 for the ‘Birds, while sophomore Cole Roelli finished with a 54 and freshman Cody Crist shot a 57 to complete the team score at the meet.
Barneveld finished in first-place with a score of 178. Runner-up Argyle/Pecatonica was five strokes back at 183. Mineral Point and Fennimore tied for third at 187.
At Spring Green, on Saturday, April 29, Darlington tied with Iowa-Grant for sixth-place in the Division 2 team standings at the River Valley Invitational at the House on the Rock Resort.
The Redbirds and Panthers each shot a 433 on the day to tie for last-place.
Brogan Evenstad carded a 98 over the 18-hole event to pace the Redbirds. Seth Johnson shot a 104 and Cole Roelli followed at 110, while Cody Crist finished at 121 for Darlington.
Platteville won the D1 team title with a score of 328 behind a medalist round of 76 from Cade Rohrbach and a runner-up 77 from Alex Traxler.
Argyle/Pecatonica’s Matthew Amarose tied for third at 80 to help the Orioles claim the D2 team title with a score of 350.
Monday’s SWAL Meet at Barneveld’s Deer Valley Golf Course was postponed until Tuesday, May 2, due to rain.
The Redbirds have SWAL meets at Mineral Point’s Dodge-Point Country Club on Thursday, May 4, and at Fennimore’s Hickory Grove Golf Course on Monday, May 8, both starting at 4 p.m.
DARLINGTON SWAL MEET
Team scores: Barneveld 178, Argyle/Pecatonica 183, Mineral Point 187, Fennimore 187, Cuba City 190, Iowa-Grant 192, Darlington 200, Southwestern/Benton 202.
Meet Medalists: Brady Peat (IG), 38.
Darlington Scores: Seth Johnson 43, Brogan Evenstad 46, Cole Roelli 54, Cody Crist 57.
At Darlington CC, par 35, on Friday, April 28
RIVER VALLEY INVITATIONAL
Team scores: D1– Platteville 328, Fort Atkinson 342, Sauk Prairie 360, Portage 363, Dodgeville 382, Westby 388. D2– Argyle/Pecatonica 350, Barneveld 357, Mineral Point 358, Lancaster 397, Southwestern/Benton 424, Iowa-Grant 433, Darlington 433.
Meet Medalists: D1– Cade Rohrbach, Plat, 76. D2– Josh Hentrich, Lanc, & Matthew Amarose, A/P, 80.
Darlington Scores: Brogan Evenstad 98, Seth Johnson 104, Cole Roelli 110, Cody Crist 121.
At House on the Rock Resort GC, par 72, on Saturday, April 29