Swofford wins at Belk Park; Vandals place seventh

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By Andrew Harner

Senior Blake Swofford won the season's first golf tournament on Monday, shooting a three-under 69 at Belk Park.
As a team, the Vandals placed seventh out of 11 teams in the field in East Alton-Wood River.

Swofford had four birdies during his round, on holes 5, 10, 11 and 13, and he bogeyed hole 6. Otherwise, he was par for the course.

Sophomore Zach Schaal had the next-best round for Vandalia, shooting an 89.

Senior Zach Jackson followed with a 94. He birdied hole 10.

Sophomore Jake Bowen's 98 and senior Leyton Godoyo's 113 rounded out the team.

Vandalia's next outings will be on Thursday at Governors Run, and on Monday at Pana.

The first home event is next Thursday, against Altamont and Ramsey at 4 p.m.

Team scores
•Greenville, 319
•Marquette, 326
•Civic Memorial, 329
•Winchester, 330
•EAWR, 335
•Jerseyville, 343
•Vandalia, 350
•Hillsboro, 352
•Roxana, 367
•Pana, 398
•Carrollton, 417