Kirtland takes down Geneva

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Kirtland recorded two sub-40 scores in taking down host Geneva at Hemlock Springs Golf Course on Thursday, 167-178.

Jack Dever claimed medalist honors with a 37 and Adam Mueller carded a 39.

“I started off the day pretty rough because we had to tee off as soon as we got there,” Dever said. “I was three over through the first three holes but I got into a rhythm and played 2-under through the last six.”

Dever was strong off the tee, which allowed him to regroup after the poor start.

“My driver was working really well today and I set myself up nicely off the tee,” he said. “I was able to hit some clutch putts to keep a good round going. This round really boosted my confidence and I feel like we could be pretty successful this year.”

Mueller wasn’t pleased with his performance at Monday’s Badger Invitational at Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Chardon.

He bounced back with a solid round against the Eagles.

“It’s always tough conditions at Pleasant so it was just tough to adjust,” he said “I think it was important to bounce back today but I just looked at it as a round to get my game back together. I made some mistakes around the greens and off the tee that I shouldn’t have, but I definitely am headed in the right direction.”

Nick Ribic (45) and Reese VanArnhem (46) rounded out the scoring for the Hornets, who improved to 1-0 on the year. Cici Anness (47) and Seann McGill (49) also competed for Kirtland.

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