Ridgway boys golf wins season opener over Brockway

Ridgway golf won its season opener 202-230 over Brockway Thursday at Laurel Mill Golf Course. Mitchell Stark of Ridgway was the medalist with a score of 38. Mitchell Gilmore was one stroke behind after carding a 39. "It was nice to get the first match out of the way," Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. "I can't say enough about the way freshman Mitchell Stark and Mitchell Gilmore played."  Josh Roselli finished with a 40 and Josh Mitchell ended up with a 42. Jesse Reynolds, Matt Aiello and Jake Klawuhn each carded a 43 as Ridgway's fifth-best score. T.J. Schlimm finished with a 44. For Brockway, Cody Jose had the team's best score with a 44. Alec Bouch was next with a 46 as did Dausen Crawford. Brett Carr, Sam Hawkins and Darren Olivio each finished with a 47 for Brockway's last two qualifying scores. Devon Park had a 52 and Corey Carr finished with a 59 in other scores for the Rovers. "The other players all struggled in one area or another," Zawatski said. "However, the most impressive thing that I took out of this first match was the way they put their struggles aside and congratulated the guys who did play well. We don't have a per se No. 1 man or even a No. 8 man (Mitchell Stark).  We have 10-plus players who can play the game at a very high level, and that is a lot of fun to coach. Those who didn't play their best Thursday will be there ready to step up come Monday."Morgan Eckenroth had a 42 and Dakota Dworsky finished with a 45 in JV action.  Ridgway is scheduled to host DuBois Central Catholic at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course. "We look forward to improving our team score on Monday when we host DCC," Zawatski said.