Scotus Boys Golf: VunCannon takes third at York

April 11, 2019

Scotus Central Catholic senior Bryce VunCannon showed why he’s one of the top golfers in the state again on Tuesday, tying for third place at the York Invite.

His 18-hole round of 74 helped propel the Shamrocks to a team total of 358 and an 11th place finish in a field of 18 teams.

“You have to be very strategic about how you play certain holes and he kept himself mentally sharp and executed his plan very well,” said head coach Tyler Swanson about Bryce VunCannon in comments sent to the Telegram. His irons were very good today, and those shots set him up to score very well today.”

Grand Island Northwest won the invite with a 313, and Seward’s Tyler Welch won the gold medal with a score of 70.

Scotus Seth VunCannon shot a 88, Sam Blaser carded a 93, Drew VunCannon scored a 103 and Cameron Johnnston finished with a score of 111.

“Our others guys were up and down throughout the day,” Swanson said. “Seth shot an 88, which was really good for the first time playing York. He did a great job of grinding out his round and moving past a few bad holes he had.

“Our mental focus needs to improve with the other guys as we move forward on the year. They a few double digit scores on holes, didn’t execute shots, and had to take to many penalty strokes on the day.”

Scotus also sent junior varsity players to compete at a dual with Stanton. The top Scotus JV team finished three strokes behind Stanton’s varsity.

High Score for Scotus JV came from Noah Fleming who shot a 50.

“JV team did well considering it was the first time many of them played a full round this year,” Swanson said. “We have some guys who are capable of pushing for a varsity spot they just need to find consistency within their rounds.”

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com