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River Valley edges out Lancaster
Boys' golf team sits second after three conference meets
Lancaster senior Andrew Gates shot a 40 at last Thursday's SWC Meet in Richland Center, sharing medalist honors with sophomore teammate Josh Hentrich.


With a second-place finish at last Thursday’s Southwest Wisconsin Conference meet at Richland Center, the Lancaster varsity boys’ golf team is one point behind league-leading River Valley with three meets in the books.

With the team victory last Thursday night, the Blackhawks have 17 conference points after three meets, while the Flying Arrows have 16.

Valley concluded Thursday night’s meet with a team score of 169, while Lancaster wasn’t far behind with a 174.

Leading Lancaster were senior Andrew Gates and sophomore Josh Hentrich, who shared medalist honors with a five-over-par round of 40 at Quail Run.

Senior Nathan Farrey finished with a 42, while Ryan McNamara came in with a 52.

After three conference meets, Lancaster holds the top three individual spots in the conferene rankings.

Hentrich remains the league’s top individual with 88.5 conference points, while Gates is in second at 84, and Farrey third at 78.5.

This past Saturday, the Flying Arrows competed in the River Valley Invite held at the House on the Rock Resort, where they finished third as a team behind the host Blackhawks and Sauk Prairie.

With a team score of 346, the Arrows were led by Farrey, who shot a five-over-par round of 77, followed by Gates and Hentrich who both shot an 81. Rounding out Lancaster’s score was freshman Dillon Marshall with a 107.

Medalist honors went to Cuba City senior Drew Zimmeran, who shot a one-under-par round of 71.

Following this past Tuesday’s conference meet at the House on the Rock Resort, the Flying Arrows will play at Dodge/Point this Thursday night, at Reedsburg on Friday, and at Viroqua on Saturday.


SWC Meet
(from Thursday, April 30, at Quail Run Golf Course in Richland Center, par 35)
Team scores
- 1. River Valley 169; 2. Lancaster 174; 3. Platteville 185; 4. Dodgeville 194; 5. Prairie du Chien 227; 6. Richland Center 235.
Medalist - Andrew Gates (Lancaster) 40, Josh Hentrich (Lancaster) 40.
Lancaster -  Andrew Gates 40, Josh Hentrich 40, Nathan Farrey 42, Ryan McNamara 52.

River Valley Invite
(from Saturday, May 2, at House on the Rock Resort, par 72)
Team scores
- 1. River Valley 322; 2. Sauk Prairie 341; 3. Lancaster 346; 4. Portage 350; 5. Mineral Point 355; 6. (tie) Argyle 365, Platteville 365; 8. Cuba City 368; 9. Iowa-Grant 370; 10. Viroqua 373; 11. Barneveld 383; 12. Dodgeville 384; 13. Southwestern 400; 14. Darlington 424; 15. Prairie du Chien 427; 16. Wisconsin Heights 454; 17. Westby 456. Richland Center incomplete.
Medalist - Drew Zimmerman (Cuba City) 71.
Lancaster - Nathan Farrey 77; Andrew Gates 81; Josh Hentrich 81; Dillon Marshall 107; Brad Vincent 109.