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No. 1 Woodbridge remains undefeated by beating No. 2 Dana Hills

STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – Woodbridge boys golf coach Tracy Roberts isn’t taking it easy on the Warriors this season, scheduling matches against some of the best teams in the Southern Section.

First up was No. 5 Mater Dei. Then came a trip to Lompoc to play San Marcos at La Purisima Golf Course. And Thursday, No. 2 Dana Hills was on the schedule.

The No. 1 Warriors have passed each test, remaining undefeated through their first six matches after edging the Dolphins, 181-183, on the front nine at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course.

“We are trying to put ourselves in competitive situations,” Roberts said, “so we can build success.”

Right now, it’s hard to find a better team than the Warriors. They are averaging 180.5 – a half-stroke over par – in nine-hole matches at Rancho San Joaquin, and in the victory against Dana Hills, all five Warriors posted a score in the 30s.

Joseph Chun and Justin Sheparovich each posted a 1-under-par 35 to lead Woodbridge. Sheparovich hit eight of nine greens in regulation after leaving his approach on the par-4 No. 9 a yard or two short.

“It was a very solid day for us,” Roberts said. “We did a lot of stuff in the offseason work-wise, and I think we are building. They are really motivated, and they are doing all of the right things. To play a quality team like this ... that was our objective.”

The Dolphins (3-3) had all five players shoot in the 30s, too, with Clay Feagler earning medalist honors with a 2-under-par 34. Blake Brothers added an even-par 36 and Tanner Podres carded a 37 for Dana Hills.

“It is so much fun playing Woodbridge,” Dana Hills coach Glenn Forster said. “It gets the kids thinking if we want to win (CIF), you have got to bring it on the day that it counts.”

Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com


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