Woodbridge shows its depth


IRVINE - Woodbridge was missing its best boys golfer who was playing in the prestigious Junior Invitational in South Carolina.

But the No. 2 Warriors carried on just fine without Hide Yoshihara on Thursday, posting another even-par round at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course to clinch at least a share of the Pacific Coast League title.

Sophomore Joseph Chun finished with three birdies and no bogeys to earn medalist honors, carding a 3-under-par 33 as the Warriors cruised past Northwood, 180-206. Justin Sheparovich added a 1-under-par 35 and Andy Bhushan posted a 36. All six Warriors broke 40.

“This shows that our team is a real team and we are not just relying on Hide,” Chun said. “It is not like we try to shoot a number. We just go out there and do what we can do.”

The Warriors have broken two school records this year set by the 2002 Warriors, regarded as the best team in Woodbridge history: lowest score (a 5-under-par 170 at Oak Creek Golf Club) and most rounds at or under par at Rancho San Joaquin (four).

Thursday’s 180 brought the Warriors’ average at Rancho San Joaquin down to 180.2

“This shows how much they are together as a team,” Woodbridge coach Tracy Roberts said. “This is very exciting. Whether you share it or not, being a league champion is one of the goals that you set.

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