Wet, muddy and even snow smothered patches of grass couldn't keep the Lansing boys' golf team from starting its season Thursday.
After having two meets previously postponed, the Lions competed in a nine-hole competition at Mill Valley, where the squad earned third overall.
“It was pretty sloppy conditions with all the snow melt,” Lansing coach Bill Pekarek said. “Our guys felt like they could've played better, but we've only practiced five days. It's real early and we haven't had the clubs in our hands very much, so this wasn't a bad start.”
The Lions put together a 214 team total, coming in behind Mill Valley's 174 and DeSoto's 206. The red and white did beat Basehor's 224 and Bonner Springs' 240.
Individual marks for Lansing included Cody Arnett and Dalton Burns shooting scores of 52, Caleb Counts coming in at 55 and Malachi Pitts hitting a 56. Kyle Hallinan added a 57 and Cam Chiles a 58.
Lansing will compete in the Sunflower Invite Saturday.