Islander Boys Golf Match Recap: Weeks of March 6th and March 13th
Over the past two weeks, the Islander Boys Varsity Golf Team has been busy with a total of four home games and the start of Western League games.
The first of those four games was played against Canyon Crest Academy. The conditions were only slightly more bearable than in the previous game week. Junior Liam Weber was the game’s medalist with an impressive par 36 straight round. Senior Mateo Sumner followed with his best result of the season so far: two-over, par 38. Sophomore Connor Wray was next with a 43rd freshman Elias AtteeSenior Sebastian Abbotand sophomore year Aiden Trieschmann (who made his debut) carded all 46s to round out the Islanders.
With a cumulative total of 209, the Islanders were narrowly defeated by two punches 209-207. Despite that loss, the boys kept their heads up and prepared to face off against their next opponent: the Torrey Pines Falcons.
On Tuesday, March 7, the Islanders held a rematch against Torrey Pines at their home court in Coronado. Weaver and Sumner carded rounds of 40. Sophomore Santiago Fuentes posted his personal best of the season: five over par 41. Wray shot a 46 and a second Daniel Giault rounded out the team with a 47.
While not the boys’ best performances, they battled the district’s best team but missed out on victory, 214-206.
The next week, the team was back at home on Monday, March 13, against the Cathedral Catholic Dons in their first home game in the Western League. Weaver was again a medalist with another consistent round of 1 over par 37. Fuentes marked his lowest finish of the season so far with a round of 2 over par 38, Wray hit his personal best of the season with a front nine of three – over par 39, and Abbot carded a 45 for his best result to date. Sumner rounded out the Islanders with a 46.
Unfortunately, although the Islanders marked their lowest total of the season with 205, it wasn’t enough to defeat the Dons as they would fall 205-193.
The next day, the islanders would return with a burning desire to break their losing streak and put a win in the record books. Despite having previously set several personal records, this young team still had a lot of potential when they took on Saint Augustine High School.
Conditions were exceptionally windy and rain scattered throughout the loop.
Weaver fired his personal record of the season: three under par 33. This was the team’s lowest round of the 2023 season and showed just how talented the junior is. Girault also carded his personal low of four over par 40s. Wray equaled him with a score of 40 and Fuentes recorded a 45. Sumner rounded out the Islanders with a 47.
The Islanders followed up on their 205 points from the previous day to best the Saints 225-205 and claim their second win of the season.
The boys’ Western League record currently stands at 1-2 and the overall record at 2-6. Next week, the Islanders look forward to continuing their winning streak in their next two away games. The first will be played at Fairbanks Ranch Golf Course against Cathedral and the second on Wednesday against Westview at Rancho Bernardo’s Country Club.