The Fairfield Mules golf squad was the first FCHS athletes to get their season underway this school year, with one tournament and two duels already under their belt.
They opened their season in the Robinson Tournament on Aug 19, playing the always-tough Quail Creek Country Club. Carmi won the team tournament, with their top four combining for a 312. They were led by medalist Oakley Gee, who shot a 68, while Ty Barbre was third as an individual with a 74.
Effingham St. Anthony had a 315 team score, while Richland County carded a 333 to round out the top three. The Mules finished eighth as a team with a 364.
They were led by fifth-place finisher Maverick Conrad, who shot a 76. Junior Noah McElravy shot an 83. Noah Barger shot a 101 and Zach Gualdoni shot a 104 to round out the team score. Chase Hallam shot a 109 to finish fifth for the Mules.
Edged By Eldorado
Playing at home at the Fairfield Public Golf Course on Wednesday, the Mules dropped a duel to Eldorado, 156-168. Fairfield lost despite having the top two individual finishers. Conrad shot a 34, nipping McElravy by one stroke. The next six lowest scores belonged to the Eagles, however, including Noah Smitha and Evan Coyle both shooting 37s to lead Eldorado.
Rounding out the scoring for the Mules squad was Gualdoni with a 49, Barger with a 50 and Hallam with a 62.
Get A Win
Fairfield picked up their first win of the year Friday, beating the Woodlawn Cardinals at Indian Hills in Mt. Vernon, 176-192.
Conrad and McElravy were again the two top golfers. Conrad was medalist with a 35 and McElravy shot a 40. Hallam improved his score by 13 strokes from Wednesday, shooting a 49 to finish third. Barger shot a 52 and Gualdoni shot a 57.
The Lady Mules also their season underway Friday, with Katelyn Norton carding a 58.
The Mules have two matches this week, traveling to Hamilton County Monday and then Richland County Wednesday.