Last week the Islander Boys Golf Team lost 195-216 to Cathedral Catholic and 206-231 to St. Augustine. Despite the losses, the Islander freshman duo of Jake McLaughlin and Easton Phillips continued to score well. Against Cathedral, McLaughlin shot a 37, Phillips shot a 38, Javier Hernandez 41 and Gino Frederick shot a 49. The St. Augustine match featured McLaughlin with a 37, Phillips with a 39, Frederick shot a 48 and Matt Schnappauf shot a 49.
This week the Islanders play Scripps Ranch Monday at the Torrey Pines North Course and Wednesday they play La Jolla at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Currently Coronado is the No. 22 team by stroke average in San Diego County. According to Islander Head Coach Stuart Gordon, the Islanders Playoff Opponent in Division III will likely be either Pacific Ridge or Francis Parker.
Next week the Islanders will play University City at Balboa Country Club, the site of the City Conference Tournament. Competition in that event begins with stroke play and concludes with match play featuring the best 16 golfers in the conference. Gordon said, “Hopefully our two freshmen will get through. McLaughlin is playing really well, and Phillips played in an event over the weekend, so he is tournament ready. Monday’s match at Torrey Pines should be interesting, because the greens are much faster than any course we have played on in the past few weeks.”