Synergy has helped a young Vandalia golf team race out to a strong start this season.
But a technicality kept the Vandals from continuing a perfect start Monday at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton.
Freshman Derrick Herker's 41 would have led the Vandals to victories over host Marquette and Piasa-Southwestern, improving Vandalia's record to 7-0.
But he was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.
Due to the disqualification, VCHS had to count a 51, which dropped its score to 192 - five strokes behind Marquette (187) and just one behind the Birds (191).