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Wilson, Servite finsh regular season on high note

STAFF WRITER

SANTA ANA - Posting five consecutive under-par rounds was a school record Servite coach Dane Jako thought would never be broken.

Patrick Cantlay set the school record and went on to become the low amateur at the 2012 Masters and a PGA Tour member. A coach might be lucky enough to have a player like that once. But then Matt Wilson came along.

On Thursday, Wilson fired a 2-under-par 34 at Santa Ana Country Club to lead Servite to a 183-196 victory against Trinity League rival Mater Dei. It was the top-ranked Friars’ 20th win in a row and capped a perfect season.

Wilson has finished under par in nine of his last 10 starts. During that span he finished in red numbers in seven consecutive matches, eclipsing Cantlay’s record.

“Just to be put in the same category as him is special,” Wilson said.

Wilson shared medalist honors Thursday with teammate Brandon Brame, who drained a 35-foot-putt on No. 6 and a 40-footer on No. 7 to finish with four consecutive birdies.

Freshman Jake Rahon added an even-par 36 for the Friars, who posted their first undefeated season since 2009.

Bhagat Sahil led Mater Dei (5-11, 3-7) with a 38.

“We knew we had great potential,” Brame said. “It just depended on how we used it, and we used it well.”

Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com


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