Sonora golfers defend home course

archive_import /

The Sonora High School boys' golf team worked through the elements and defended its home course by winning the third of six Valley Oak League tournaments yesterday at Mountain Springs.

The Wildcats totaled 431 strokes to beat Buhach Colony of Atwater by five and to move within a point of first-place Oakdale in the VOL standings.

It was a tough day for everyone, as Sonora's score was the highest by a tourney winner this season, and no player was able to break 80 on the par-72 course.

"Not only were we battling the 40-mph gusts, we got the sideways rain and the hail," Sonora coach Steve Lee said.

Play was temporarily halted late in the afternoon, but was allowed to resume once the rain and hail passed as there was no lightning in the area. The wind never left.

Sonora's No. player, Andrew Silva, had one of those days and came in with an 87, but Loren Ksiazek and Brandon Schweitz picked him up with rounds of 83 (two of the top four scores on the day). Left-hander Aaron Jolley shot 88 and Dominic Sarno carded a 90.

The Wildcats collected 15 team points for the victory and now trail Oakdale only 40-39. The went in trailing the Mustangs 30-24. Oakdale has won sixth-man tiebreakers the last two weeks (for first and third place) to maintain its league lead.

Oakdale skied to 457 yesterday to tie with Manteca, which had the medalist via an 80 by Mike Munoz. Cody Wilson of Buhach Colony was next at 82, followed by Ksiazek and Schweitz.

The VOL race resumes Wednesday, March 26, with a tournament hosted by East Union, Manteca and Sierra at Manteca Municipal. Other regular-season tourneys are March 31 at Stevinson Ranch (hosted by Los Banos) and April 7 at the Turlock Country Club (hosted by Pitman).

11500941
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Monday May 30, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Skellenger again awarded for offensive play

05/27/2016

2014...2015...2016. For the third consecutive year, Summerville’s Darian Skellenger has been named ... more

Calaveras star ‘Kapps’ year with MVP award

05/24/2016

She didn’t believe it when she heard the news. Her young face ... more

Redskins send 13 to Masters, Robie in finals

05/26/2016

ELK GROVE — The Calaveras Redskins sent 13 athletes Thursday to compete ... more

13 Redskins will compete at the Masters in Elk Grove

05/23/2016

Calaveras High will be well represented at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track ... more