CHINO HILLS – The Servite boys golf team should just leave its first-place trophy at school instead of lugging it with them when it’s time to play the Servite Tournament once again.
It would just save them the trouble of having to carry it back to the campus with them after playing 18 holes at Western Hills Golf Course.
There is a different feeling on the Orange Lutheran boys golf team, one that has Coach Ignacio Brache thinking the Lancers might be one of the teams to beat this season in the Trinity League.
The Patrick Cantlay (Servite) and Beau Hossler (Santa Margarita) era is over. They are currently building their professional a
CHINO HILLS – At this point of the boys golf season, Servite coach Dan Jako isn’t overly concerned with wins and losses. What matters to him now are the score that the Friars post.
On Tuesday, No. 1 Servite improved to 5-0 after beating Loyola of Los Angeles by 17 strokes, 189-207, during one of the team’s best performa
Three weeks into the boys golf season, Mater Dei coach Ollie Martin finally is starting to see the Monarchs play up to their potential.
All eight of his players who teed off Wednesday at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana posted scores in the 70s. But to compete with the best in the CIF-Southern Section, the No. 5 Monarchs are going to h
Corona del Mar boys golf coach Mike Starkweather went to El Niguel Country Club on Thursday looking to exact some revenge on Dana Hills. Instead, he left the nonleague match with his second loss this week to the No. 9 Dolphins.
TUSTIN – For the past couple of seasons, Corona del Mar hardly had to work up a sweat as it cruised to the Pacific Coast League championship. The Sea Kings were that talented and that far ahead of the competition.
This year, though, Beckman appears to be ready to challenge the Sea Kings.
On Monday, five of the six Patriots
LONG BEACH - Servite boys golf coach Dane Jako came up with a drill that was almost cruel. Putting has been a problem, so in one recent trip to the course, the Friars never left the practice green.
Before any player could go home, Jako made them sink 25 6-foot putts and 25 3-footers. If anyone missed, the count went back to zero.
The number was one that Villa Park coach Chris Salio didn't really likes to see, one that was a bit too high to compete with the top boys golf programs in the county.
But then considering where the Spartans were playing, and then the score didn't seem all that bad.
Diamond Bar Golf Courses just might be one of the most diff
Golf appears to be an individual game with one player battling the course and the elements. But it’s teamwork that has turned Woodbridge into the favorite to win the Pacific Coast League.
“They get along really well, and we have had great chemistry,” Woodbridge boys golf coach Tracy Roberts said. “The older guys o
esoro sophomore Gordon Neale finished with a 3-under par 68 on Friday at Longbow Golf Club, putting him in first place after the first round of the AJGA Heather Farr Classic in Mesa, Ariz.
Neale holed three birdies and eagled the par-4 17th, which put him one shot ahead of Valencia freshman Derek Castillo an
It wasn't the kind of start that Mater Dei boys golf coach Ollie Martin was expecting, considering he returned four players that posted a scoring average below 39 last season — Marcus De La Ross (37.5), Ryan Mendoza (37.7), Grant Rapoza (38.2) and James Hall (38.8).
But after the first two matches
YORBA LINDA – The El Dorado boys golf team has been playing at Black Gold Golf Course for 10 years, and the Golden Hawks have never had a day like this here as two school records were set in Monday’s Century League match against Brea Olinda.
Matt Lutz finished with a 4-under-par 32, the lowest nine-hole score at the course fo
INDIO – Orange County teams have established a winning tradition in Indio at the Golf Club at Terra Lago the past four seasons.
First Servite topped the leader board at the Champions Invitational two years in a row. Then Santa Margarita followed with victories in the 54-hole tournament in 2011 and 2010.
But that's when the
His boys golf teams have faced some of the stiffest competition in Southern California, teeing off against players who have gone on to the PGA Tour and have held the lead at the U.S. Open.
It took a lot of hard work for Mater Dei coach Ollie Martin to reach this milestone, so as he stood alongside the ninth green at Tijeras Creek
This was the week that Newport Harbor coach Scott Tarnow thought the Sailors would begin to wrap up the Sunset League championship. Marina and Los Alamitos were both coming to Big Canyon Country Club, the Sailors’ home course for the 13 seasons.
But after No. 9 Los Alamitos beat the No. 7 Sailors, 199-200, on Thursday, Tarnow said
The JSerra boys golf team has stopped using the Lions nickname the rest of the school's athletic programs use, choosing instead to be called the Lakers, as in the NBA team that plays at Staples Center.
And it's not for a good reason.
JSerra coach Brian Schippel said the team is loaded with talent, just like the Lakers this
Conditions were less than ideal for scoring on Monday at Tustin Ranch Golf Course with wind gusting for much of the Pacific Coast League match between No. 5 Woodbridge and No. 9 Beckman.
That seems to be exactly the kind of weather that brings out the best in Beckman junior Jonny Hyun. He posted his lowest round of the season, shooting a
Tesoro's two best boys golfers struggled on Tuesday, posting their worst rounds of the season on the South Course at Coto de Caza Country Club.
That was the best thing that could happen to Tesoro at this point of the season, Coach Van Johnstone said.
“What I need (in the CIF tournaments) is a guy coming in like Riley (Kumam
A week into the boys golf season, Mater Dei's confidence was shaken by losses in its first two matches, so Coach Ollie Martin decided to send a motivational email to the players.
His message: In tough times, champions begin to fight, not give up.
Since then the Monarchs have been a different team, and with a 191-194 victor
COSTA MESA – There is a confidence on the Marina boys golf team this season that sometimes borders almost on cockiness. The Vikings know they are good. They are in a position to win the Sunset League for the first time in 20 years.
So when the Vikings showed up at Mesa Verde Country Club on Monday for the Estancia Tournament, Coach
The greens at Newport Beach Country Club can be difficult to read. Fred Couples, a Masters champion, four-putted there once during the Toshiba Classic Champions Tour event.
Two Woodbridge freshmen boys golfers, however, didn't have much trouble finding the holes despite seeing the course for the first time Tuesday.
Blake Barens had stood over this putt on the first green at Yorba Linda Country Club plenty of times before, so he knew exactly how it should break. With a gentle stroke, he sent the 15-footer rolling on the speedy greens.
What happened next, though, sent the Orange Lutheran senior into a bit of a panic. The ball kept going straig
HUNTINGTON BEACH – By Marina’s standards, Thursday’s Sunset League match at Meadowlark Golf Club wasn’t all that great. The Vikings failed to break 180 at their home course for only the third time in 10 matches there this year and finished 7-over as a team.
But it still turned out to be a rather historic day for t
Aliso Niguel's Myles Valentine had gone most of this golf season without drawing much attention.
That changed, however, during a recent stretch when he started making eagles look routine.
It all started about a month ago during a match against El Toro at Dove Canyon Country Club. He began his round with an eagle on the par