The Islanders Boys golf team was back on the links this week, and they were looking to bounce back in a big way. With two gut-wrenching match losses last week, which were decided by less than five strokes, it was interesting to see how the Islanders responded. Would they rise to the occasion? Or would they allow this losing streak to continue?

First, up for the Islanders, this past week was Saints. A team that just a week prior had beat the Islanders by just a mere two strokes. The difference this time? Well, the Islanders were on their home course at Coronado Municipal Golf Course. A significant advantage for the boys in green.

Leading the way for the Islanders this last Tuesday, April 12, would be Inigo Izuzquiza, as the senior would turn in his fifth under-par round of the season as he carded an impressive one-under-par 35. Right on Izuzquiza’s tail would be the ever-consistent Easton Phillips as the senior continued his fine 2022 campaign with an even-par 36.

Elsewhere on the course, the low scores for the Islanders continued to pour in as Jake McLaughlin continued the Islander way on the day of going low as he finished his round with a one-over-par 37. Finishing off the scores for the Islanders would be Diego Vargas, Liam Weaver, and Eduardo Maynez, who each finished the day two-over-par 38.

With grand rounds turned in by all members of the Islanders, Coronado would pick up the critical win by the score of 184-189 and push their league record to 2-3.

While the Islander’s second match of the week was a non-league matchup where they would battle Bishops High School at Fairbanks Ranch Valley. Even though it was a non-league match, it was imperative that the Islanders keep the momentum going.

Despite the Islanders not playing Fairbanks Ranch Valley Golf Course, they would still excel. Once again, leading the charge for Coronado would be Izuzquiza, as he posted yet another phenomenal round of two-under 34. Weaver and Vargas were not too far behind with the second-best scores for the Islanders, who each carded rounds of two-over 38. Closing out the day for Coronado with scores of 41 would be Syrak Nemer and Maynez, while McLaughlin would post a round of 42.

Overall the combined scores would result in a winning effort as the Islanders took home their second consecutive win by 192-200.

With the two wins, the Islander’s record sits at 12-4, with their league record at 2-3. Overall the Islanders now sit with the third best team differential in the county and remain atop of CIF Division III standings based on their record and team stroke differential.

This week, the Islanders will be back on their links with two league matches versus Scripps Ranch on April 19, home, and April 21, on the road, and a non-league match versus the No.2 team in Division III, Pacific Ridge.

VOL. 112, NO. 16 - April 20, 2022

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