It was a packed and busy Monday afternoon at the Woodward Golf and Country Club as both of the Hawks squads teed things up in their first match of the season.


In their April 1 home opener, the men found themselves in third place, while the women placed second in their 9-hole round matchup. The boys combined for a 214 with the ladies scoring a 243.


“It was good to get the season started and to give a number of our inexperienced players the opportunity to get into a meet and to see what it takes to be successful,” head coach David Combs said.


The boys four top scorers were comprised of Coby Peters, Trey Lettow, Hunter Pifer and Brandon Worley. Peters led the squad with a round of 48 while the other three finished with a 54, 56 and 56. Others hitting the links were August Thielen and Nick Buch.


On the girls side, as she did for the majority of last season, Cierra DeHoet led her squad with a round of 49. Her score actually led all golfers and knotted her a medal. Her two best holes of the day were on three and nine, where she recorded pars.


Teammate Emily Trewet’s 61, Megan Burkhart’s 65 and Emma Greiner’s 68 made up the final score. In the mix were Natalie Helbling and Izzy Meier.


First place went to both Ogden squads. The boys managed a 168, while the girls’ 241 edged out the home team by two strokes. The AC/GC boys were second with a 208, and their lady squad didn’t qualify due to insufficient players.


The two teams continue their familiarity with their course when they host both Earlham and Pleasantville on Monday, April 8.


“We are looking forward to continuing to challenge our kids to keep improving as the season rolls on in order to compete at our highest level,” Combs said.