Cavs win RRC opener; Schneider shoots par
Cuthbertson High's boys golf team has solidified itself as one of the early favorites to win the Rocky River Conference.
The Cavaliers claimed the league opener at Eagle Chase Golf Club on Monday, finishing with a score of 168 to beat out Union Academy (180) and North Stanly (180).
West Stanly was fourth with a 185, followed by Central Academy (187), Piedmont (187) and Forest Hills (218). Monroe has decided not to field a team this year due to a lack of interest.
"It was pretty chilly and Eagle Chase is a pretty tough course to start the season on," said CATA coach Mike Jacobus. "It's hard to judge your team on that course in the first match of the season. I think you'll see the scores get lower as the season goes on."
The Cavaliers got a 38 from Michael Sardinia while Cooper Daniel and Austin Corriher each fired a 43. Luke Fussy turned in a 44 to round out the Cavs' scoring.
Union Academy's Matthew Schneider earned individual medalist honors with an even-par 36. Schneider is a returning all-conference player for the Cardinals.
"Matt's a solid player and he works on his game year-round," said Jacobus. "He's definitely the man to beat out there at this point."
Central Academy got a 40 from Sam Heda, who Jacobus has named as his No. 1 this season after earning all-RRC honors a year ago.
The second-year coach is also excited about freshman Gabe Horne, who shot a 52 on Monday.
"Gabe didn't play well (Monday), but he's a good skilled player in the county," said Jacobus. "He's showed a lot of potential and has turned in some low scores in practice."
Piedmont, which is the defending regular season and tournament champion of the league, got a 43 from Daniel Flitz.
Spenser Helms paced Forest Hills with a 49.
All seven RRC teams are back in action at Rolling Hills Country Club next Monday starting at 3 p.m.
The 2013 season concludes with the RRC tournament at Charlotte National Golf Club on April 23.