Woodbridge, Northwood destroy par
IRVINE It was the kind of match that is rarely seen in boys golf. The scores were that low.
When Woodbridge coach Tracy Roberts saw the final totals, he just shook his head and said, “this is silly.”
All but one of the 12 players who teed off at Oak Creek Golf Club broke 40. Hide Yoshihara carded his second consecutive 30 for the Warriors. Woodbridge posted its lowest score in 13 years. And No. 5 Northwood posted its lowest score ever. But still lost.
Yoshihara was just one of three Warriors (10-1, 2-1) to come in under par as Joseph Chun and Justin Sheparovich each finished with a 1-under-par 34 to help No. 3 Woodbridge win the Pacific Coast League match, 170-177.
Chun wasn’t even using his own putter. His broke just before his tee time, and he had to borrow one from Woodbridge assistant coach Jerry Oenning.
Yoshihara medaled with his 5-under-par 30 and is now 11 under par in his last two matches as he went 6-under at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course in a victory against Corona del Mar last week. On Monday, Yoshihara was 5-under through six holes. He had three birdies and an eagle.
“I am obviously playing good right now, but more important, I am helping the team win,” Yoshihara said.
Samuel Kim drained a 30-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole to finish with a 2-under-par 33 and lead the Timberwolves (6-1, 2-2) while teammate Chris Young added an even-par 35.
“What was great to see is the kids were rooting for each other more than for themselves,” Roberts said. “What great golf.”