Stow opened the Suburban League boys golf season in style in early August and finished it that way Thursday at J.E. Good Park Golf Course.

Just as the Bulldogs did in the National Conference preseason tournament, they easily conquered the eight-team field to capture the posteason tournament for the second consecutive year on an overcast, seasonably cool day.

Overall medalist Kyle Buzaki led the way with a 1-over 72, and Stow’s winning score of 304 was 17 strokes better than second-place Hudson (321). Brecksville (326) was third.

Meanwhile, Highland won a more competitive American Conference with a 333 total, 5 shots ahead of Revere and Kent Roosevelt, which tied for second at 338.

Anything less than a big victory Thursday would have been a disappointing result for Stow.

“It would be,” Stow coach Joe Vojtko said. “We’re a deep team, young team, confident team that is peaking right now. The team is definitely looking forward to the postseason.”

That starts with Monday’s sectional at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna.

Stow sophomore Dan Page shot a 74, which tied Highland junior Cooper Hrabak for the day’s second-best individual round. Both had nine-hole scores of 36-38.

Buzaki, a senior who repeated as SL player of the year, also posted the best nine-hole score with a 2-under 33 on the front nine.

“Yeah, that’s probably my best nine-hole score here for sure,” Buzaki said. “My putting was really good. I think I had maybe 11 putts, a lot of one-putts.”

His 39 on the back nine included bogeys on the final two holes. But his overall score bettered his preseason 73 at Good Park and last year’s 75 in the postseason.

“We expected to win coming in,” Buzaki said. “So we did what we came to do. We played pretty good overall.”

Also scoring for the Bulldogs were junior Scott Kline (78) and sophomore Max Crookston (80).

Other National team scores were North Royalton (337), Twinsburg (343), Wadsworth (344), Nordonia (365) and Cuyahoga Falls (435).

Highland, third in the preseason tourney, emerged as overall conference champion after its performance Thursday.

“Let’s put it this way — it’s probably not our best showing,” Highland coach Andrew Dutt said. “We did enough to win, but it’s not what I want to see going into sectionals. We knew coming into today we had to take care of business.”

Senior Nate Fousek (85) and senior Jack Hoynes and freshman Griffin Hrabak — Cooper’s brother — (both 87) were also top four for the Hornets.

“I missed a few putts that I should have had and I made a couple stupid mistakes,” Cooper Hrabak said. “Overall I saved myself and scored good.’

Other American Conference team scores were Aurora (352), Tallmadge (356), Barberton (366) and Copley (375).

Top individuals included Hudson’s Ben Basta (77), Aurora’s Luke Radis and Brecksville’s Jacob Henyey (both 78) and Revere’s Tyler Ankrom and Tallmadge’s Darin Hudak (both 79).