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Islander Boys Golf Loses Twice, But Cards Their Best Round Of The Season

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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 2:48 pm

The Islander Boys Golf Team actually had a pretty good week but couldn’t pull a victory out last week against their two opponents, the Torrey Pines B Team and Point Loma. There likely has never been a team with a less accurate name than the Torrey Pines B Team. Last week at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course, the Falcons ‘also-rans’ defeated the Islanders 176-232. In the 20 years spent writing this column, that is the lowest team golf score I have ever seen. It means the five individual scores used to compile the team score averaged 35.2 strokes per nine holes, or eight-tenths of a stroke under par. According to Islander Head Golf Coach Stuart Gordon, several members of the Torrey ‘B’ squad will actually qualify for the ‘A’ team when the CIF Playoffs roll around. The match with Coronado was essentially a tryout by the Torrey Pines ‘B’ Team for the playoff squad.

For their part, the Islanders were missing two of their starting six players, but still shot a respectable round. Jake McLaughlin shot a 37, Easton Phillips shot a 38 and Javier Hernandez shot a 45. When you consider that McLaughlin and Phillips are both freshmen and Hernandez is a junior, that makes the future bright for the Islanders.

Coronado hosted Point Loma Thursday and shot their best round of the season, a 207. That score is low enough to win probably 90 percent of your matches in a given season, but the Pointers shot a 205. The match medalist was Phillips with an even-par round of 36, followed by McLaughlin with a 39, Hernandez shot a 42, Matt Schnappauf shot a 45, and Eduardo Maynez, another freshman, shot a 49. Coach Gordon said, “All-in-all, it was a really good performance.”

The previous week, the Islanders competed in the St. Augustine Invitational, which was an 18-hole event played at the San Diego Country Club. Coronado finished in fourth place among the eight teams. Phillips shot a 77, McLaughlin shot an 81, Hernandez had a round of 88, Saul Chacon shot a 95 and Schnappauf had a 97 for a team score of 438. Gordon said, it was a reasonable score, not brilliant, but better than we have done in the past.”

This week the Islanders play Cathedral Catholic Monday at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo and they host St. Augustine at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Coronado Municipal.

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