Lake Havasu junior Daniel Dion shot a two-over par 36 on Tuesday en route to claiming the medalist honors in Goodyear against Glendale Raymond Kellis and host Desert Edge.
“I was very pleased with how Daniel shot,” Lake Havasu coach Mike Washington said. “His work in the offseason is showing up in the form of a quiet confidence that allows him to take each shot as a singular event and keep an even keel throughout the round.”
Dion led by eight strokes in front of second place golfer Mason Davis from Raymond Kellis.
After starting on hole three, Dion was two-over par after his two holes. The junior managed to par his next three holes but shot a bogey on hole nine to go to three-over.
Dion bounced back on hole one with a birdie and was able to par on his final hole of the day to finish the match at two-over par.
Dion was not the only Knight with success either.
As a team, the Knights won the match 47 strokes ahead of Raymond Kellis as Dion, sophomores Troy Anderson, Trent Dreisbach and senior William Van Rooy all finished in the top five golfer standings.
Havasu got the chance to see the abilities of younger golfers on Tuesday as well. Anderson, Dreisbach and freshman Todd Wilson all made their first starts of the season.
“Anytime I can change things up a bit I do it,” Washington said. “These young guys are the future of our program so it’s nice to see them in a competitive setting.”
Havasu is set to play its first home match at Lake Havasu Golf Course on Thursday at 3 p.m. The Knights will host Buckeye Verrado and Phoenix Cortez.