Southwestern, Switzerland County and Shawe opened their golf seasons Friday at Butler Falls Golf Course but only the host Lady Rebels showed up with a full team to earn the win with a 186.

The Rebels also produced the top five scorers as well with Belle Crawford carding a low medalist round of 44 while Kristin Consley shot 46, Bella Marcum 47, Shahala Brown 49 and Ellie Foley a 50.

“What a great way to start the year,” coach David Bright said after Southwestern averaged 47.2 strokes with just a six-stroke gap between the team’s low and high rounds.

“The girls have been anxious to get started and I knew we would come out of the gate on fire,” Bright said. “We have a unique team this year. Our top four are pretty much interchangeable and our five and six can step in at any time and give us a solid score. I was really proud of the entire team tonight.”

Switzerland County was a player short of a team score but Haley Hines shot a 55, Rori Ware a 64 and Lily Williams a 66. Shawe fielded a solo player as freshman Bailey Kilgore shot a 55.

“I was very proud of Bailey tonight,” Shawe coach David Hertz said. “As a 14-year-old freshman playing her first high school match, she overcame some early nerves to shoot a really nice score. If she’s stays straight with her woods and keeps working on her short game, she’s going to have a good year.”

Bright said as much about his entire team, which is off to a solid start but with still plenty to improve upon.

“From our seniors all the way to our freshman, we are capable of doing some big things this year,” Bright said. “My job is going to be to keep them committed to the task and to focus on our goals so we don’t coast on a few good performances. Our attitude and effort were great tonight but we have to continue to work and improve. It’s going to be a fun season.”