CLARKSTON - Pomeroy's boys golf team weathered the elements to finish first here Tuesday at Quail Ridge in a four-school, nine-hole match to begin the regular season.
Pirates Joel Meyers and Riley Bott matched 4-over-par 40s to share medalist honors and lead their team to victory. Tanner Feider carded a 43 and Wyatt Hyer turned in a 46 for Pomeroy's other two counting scores and a team total of 169.
Asotin finished in second place, five shots behind at 174. St. John-Endicott totaled 182 for third place and Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia, playing without its No. 1 player, was fourth at 218.
"It was 44 degrees and a steady rain," Pomeroy coach Jim Greene said. "The coaches played, too, and we froze, but we also had a good time.
"We talked about never complaining about the weather," Greene added. "And I didn't hear one member of our boys team complain. They dressed the way they were supposed to."
Asotin's Jon Eaton and St. John-Endicott's Cole Em matched 42s to lead their respective teams and shared third-place honors. Corey Brown was Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia's top scorer with a 47.
Tyson Feider shot 47 and Mitch Ruchert followed with a 48 for Pomeroy's two non-counting scores.
There were a total of 20 boys in the field.
Pomeroy had just one player among 12 girls who competed Tuesday. Teresa Meyers shot a 53.
Michal Schuster of St. John-Endicott was the girls medalist with a 40. Mikaylia Christensen of host Asotin was in second place with a 52.
Girls team scores were not tabulated.
The same four schools will converge Thursday in St. John for another nine-hole match beginning at 2 p.m.
"What we're trying to do early in the season is keep everyone in the same travel area together to reduce costs," Greene said. "About mid-April, we will start spreading out to some of the nicer courses in our district."