The Huskies boys golf team played on Black Rock Creek Golf Course and performed a little worse than expected, head coach Brian Lumsden said. Othello took third place out of four other teams with a score of 412, well behind top team Ephrata and their team's score of 315. One bright spot is that the team beat out Grandview and their finish of 444 strokes. Sophomore RJ Garza was the top Othello golfer of the day and finished with 93 strokes on the par-72 course. He was followed by Ethan Towle's 100 strokes, Caiden Hall's 108 and Cole Scott's 111. Lumsden said Garza played, but unfortunately, the rest of the team couldn't follow suit. "RJ played a great round, shot 93," he said. "He's shot 93s consistently at Black Rock and RJ's back! He's getting off the tee boxes more consistently right now and he's feeling confident with his putting and short game." Besides Garza's performance, Lumsden said his guys did a decent job at putting and were able to keep their scores from getting too far out of hand with the short game. "Putting was a bright spot," he said. "We tracked our putts and there were very few three-putts." Lumsden said his team knew they didn't do a great job and they headed to practice the next day looking to focus on addressing the issues they had. The Huskies are a young team and he said sweeping shifts from good days to bad days aren't uncommon with the level of experience they have. "These guys weren't happy yesterday," Lumsden said the day after. "They want to redeem themselves and we're happy to be out here and working on it." Othello's No. 1 golfer Trevor Salsbury couldn't participate and sophomore Tyler Amoruso failed to complete the final two holes, which Lumsden said affected the team's overall score greatly. However, the two athletes came out to practice the next day with the same ideas of redemption on their minds. "Tyler came out to practice today and all he wanted to do was start playing so that's a good sign," Lumsden said. All the team can do is put this day behind them and focus on tightening their games up before districts get underway a few weeks into May. Lumsden said his team is hungry to play well and forget all about their last trip to Black Rock of the regular season. "I had to tell a few players in between holes that they needed to just shake it off," he said. "In golf, you can dwell on it, but dwelling isn't going to help you. You turn the page and remember that inside of you, you've got a good golf swing; you just need to find it again." The team looked to bounce back with two more regular season matches. They played the first Monday at home and took off early in the morning to Suncadia to compete on Prospector Golf Course. Scores weren't available as of press time, but Lumsden said prior to the matches that he expected the team's return to Othello Golf Course would be good for their scores. "I'm hoping to have Trevor, Colton (Hall) and Tyler playing their A-game," he said. "If Ethan's playing the way he should be playing then I would suspect that we're going to post a good team score."