The Chillicothe Cavaliers opened the 2014 golf season in a match with Clinton Massie at the Chillicothe Country Club Thursday.
The Falcons finished six strokes ahead of the Cavs 186-192.
Payne Wissler earned match medalist with a 41.
"I was very proud of Payne Wissler today earning match medalist" said Cavs coach Chris Pope. "He had a great round. Sean McCorkle also played well for his first varsity match. We have some things we need to improve but also positives to build on."
Chillicothe has three new players on this year's team.
"We have three new players who played their first competitive round today, so I think nerves were an issue. We need to be smarter on the course and realize that every shot counts toward the total team score. Losing by only six is just over one shot difference per player."
The Cavs are back on the links Monday afternoon at Wilmington in a match with the Hurricane, Miami Trace and Hillsboro.
Sean McCorkle- 47
Gray Prater- 51
Pierce Wissler- 53
Alex Adkins- 61
Eryc Corey- 62
Clinton Massie scores: