The Fairfield boys? golf team was excited to hit the links after the recent cold snap in weather had delayed some of their play and practices.
The Trojans finished sixth out of 10 participating schools, shooting a combined 398 to tie host Albia?s junior varsity team.
The Blue Demons finished first with a team score of 339, followed by Knoxville 345, Centerville 358, Eddyville 381, and Chariton?s 386 to round out the top five.
Knoxville?s Vaske was the medalist, shooting a 74. The six varsity Trojans, four of which have ?never played in an actual tournament,? according to Head Coach Mick Flattery, were Jackson Weaton, Aaron Haines, Drake Rippey, Brad Smithburg, Jeremy Crile and Cam Ledger.
The junior Weaton sank a birdie and five pars while taking a 47 into the turn before shooting a 43 on the back nine for a 90 to lead the team.
Right behind him was the senior Haines who had five pars while shooting a 46 and a 47 for a 18-hole total of 93.
Drake Rippey had three pars during his 54 front and 52 back nine scores for a 106.
Smithburg had two pars and followed a 60 on the front nine with a 49 that coach Flattery called, ?a great back nine.?
Crile had a 54 followed by a 56 for a 110.
Ledger shoot par on two of his 18 holes en route to a 114 highlighted by a 51 on the back nine after shooting 63 on the first nine holes.
Flattery added that it was great to finally get out and get some swings in and feels like they now have a starting point to work from.
Plus he feels the four rookies finally got their feet wet with some tournament play.
Next for the Trojans is a trip Thursday to Flint Hills in Burlington.