Upper Darby golf's season didn't quite start out the way the Royals were hoping for.
Of course, being matched up against perennial Central League contender Conestoga doesn't help, either. Vincent Lucchesi and Mike Wolf carded matching 43s, but Upper Darby fell to the Pioneers, 177-228, at the par-32 McCall Golf Club.
Dan Walsh fired a 46 in the loss for the Royals (0-1), while Ranier Gran and Alex Walsh each checked in with a 48.
All five of the Conestoga scorers carded 36s or better. Robert Oleski paced them with a 34, while Andrew Wilner, Mike Cook, Sam Friedman and Jace Kienzle posted 4-over 36s.