SOUTH OGDEN -- Bonneville High's golf squad finds itself in the mix for a team title after the first round of the state 4-A championship on Monday at Ogden Golf and Country Club.
Syracuse and Viewmont feel the same away on Monday after 18 holes of action in the state 5-A championships at Alpine Country Club in Highland.
But to climb the mountain, the Top of Utah golf teams will have to work harder in today's second round of action.
Bonneville shot 309 on Monday at the OG&CC layout, sitting six shots behind Orem and two shots ahead of defending state 4-A champion Maple Mountain. The three schools went 1-2-3 a year ago, and coach Mike Edwards squad hopes to move up from its runner-up finish in 2012.
"The kids really battled the course today. The greens were super fast," Edwards said. "I feel like this group will be ready to do its best in the final round."
Woods Cross sits fourth at 317, with Logan tied for 10th at 325. Roy shot 331 as a team, with Sky View at 337 and Clearfield at 344.
In the medalist chase, Orem's Corey Carter and Maple Mountain's Kai Ruiz fashioned 70s to tie for first at the midway point, with Corner Canyon's Rhett Rasmussen at 72. Bonneville's Carson Park is tied for fourth at 73, along with Spanish Fork's Benson Rhees.
The Lakers counted a 77 from Kaige Schuler, 79 from Ridge Stephens and 80s from JAdyn Wayment and Malosi Togisala.
Woods Cross was paced by Austin Creer's 76; Kyle Beard added a 77.
Logan was led by Justin Kim with a 76. Roy was paced by Ryder Velasquez with a 77.
Clearfield was led by Burk Vervloet and Clayton Aslspaugh with 85s.
Playing as an individual, Box Elder's Dallin Wheatley checked in with an 86.
Lone Peak took it low on Monday, shooting a team 295 on the Alpine CC course, but couldn't shake a pair of Region 1 teams.
Syracuse shot an impressive 298, with Region 1 champion Viewmont at 300 and Brighton at 301.
Davis advanced to today's final round with an impressive 310, as did Layton with a 326.
West's Austin Banz fired a sterling 69 to lead all golfers, with teammate Marshall Harris at 70.
Lone Peak had all six golfers in the 70s, led by Cameron Webb with a 72.
The Titans were led by Chandler Thomas (73), Trey Higgins (74), Bralan Spencer (75) and Trent Cramer (76).
Kelton Hirsch led the Vikings with a 73, and Jayce Frampton with a 74.
Davis was led by Brayden Ross with a 74. followed by Shane Scott with a 75.
Layton was paced by Kurt Bell with a 79.
Individually, Fremont's Dylan Chugg shot a 75, while Weber's Braydon Swapp had a 78.