The Blanchester High School boys golf team opened the 2016 season with a 185 to 221 loss to Batavia in non-league action at the Elks 797 Golf Club.
Playing the par 35 front nine at the Wilmington layout, Clayton Guy posted the low score (48) for the Wildcats.
Brandon Fry of Batavia was the overall match medalist with a 42.
Also for Blanchester, Connor Cook had a 49 and Aaron Anderson shot a 57. Ashlin Benne had a 67.