MOUNT UNION - The Mount Union golf team has won the Inter-County Conference three of the past four years, and Thursday it kicked off the season in similar winning fashion with a 363 team score at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club to edge both Everett and Northern Bedford.
The Trojans - led by Zac Knable with an 86 - finished with three athletes in the 80s, an accomplishment with which coach Matt Fiscus was pleased.
"Any time you get three scores in the 80s, you've got to be happy as a coach," he said.
Everett's Logan Braillier - the only girl on any of the three teams - medaled with an 85.
"I was really happy with Knable's score. He came in real close to the No. 1 golfer," Fiscus said, also giving credit to Ryan Varner with his 89 for boosting the team to the win.
Brady Goodling finished between Zac Knable and Ryan Varner (89) with an 87 and Andrew Atherton carded a 101. Team scores for Everett and Northern Bedford were 373 and 382 respectively.
Mount Union (2-0, 2-0) travels to face non-league opponent East Juniata Tuesday at Lost Creek Golf Club.
Lancaster Country Day 352, Newport 362, East Juniata 369, Millersburg 371
LANCASTER - East Juniata finished seven strokes above Newport with a 369 for a third-place finish in Tri-Valley League golf action Thursday, but it was host Lancaster Country Day that led the field with a 352.
Compared to Wednesday's first-place finish, the Tigers were not as competitive as they can be, despite a 79 from medalist Jeremy Pannebaker and an 82 from Grant Leonard.
"We didn't get that third and fourth score that we need," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said, explaining that he talked to some of his younger players about different ways to reduce their scores.
"We don't have the depth that we did last year, and it's hurting us in these matches so far," he noted.
The Tigers (4-5, 4-5) are off until Tuesday, when they play host at Lost Creek Golf Course.