The Lebanon Tigers golf team started its season off on the right foot Saturday at the Twin Lakes Invitational, winning the 20-team event with a score of 330.

That score was good enough to defeat Culver Academy by two shots.

“It was nice to finally get out and play,” Lebanon head coach Jeff Schroeder said. “It was a cold, windy, blustery day Saturday. I am proud of the way the guys fought back against the elements.”

Zach Schroeder was the top finisher for the Tigers on the day, placing second overall with an 81.

Lebanon had three other players finish in the top-15 overall. Spencer Portish placed fourth with an 82, Sam Godby was sixth with an 83 and Jacob Young was 13th with an 84.

Justin Valenti was the fifth Tiger golfer, and he finished with a 96.

“I was really proud of Sam Saturday,” coach Schroeder said. “He had a rough front nine and came back to shoot well on the back. Zach started out really well, but wasn’t as good on the final five holes, otherwise he would have been medalist. Spencer was really consistent in his round and Jacob Young was really good too. It was a big testament to being ready to play and not giving up when you had a bad few holes.”

The Tigers coach said he thought playing a round in those conditions was good for the team because they don’t know what weather they will face the rest of the season.

“I think it really helped us,” Schroeder said. “It was big for our mental attitude.”

The Tigers played again Monday, topping Lafayette Jefferson and Pike.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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