Men’s golf finishes season sixth in NorCal

Junior Griffin Long takes a shot during the NorCal Championship tournament on May 21. (Courtesy: F. Gladdis)

By Lauren Keck, Staff–

The men’s golf team competed in the CIF/NCGA NorCal High School golf tournament against the 12 best high school teams from Northern California on May 21.

Some of the high schools included were Davis, Menlo, St. Mary’s, De La Salle and Vista De Lago. It took place at Woodbridge Country Club in Lodi.

The Davis team scored a total of 396, getting sixth place, which ultimately was not enough to move the team forwards to states. The players had to withstand 25 mph winds throughout the day.

“It was a tough course and we gave it our best effort,” junior Matt Haass, a member of the golf team, said.

According to Haass, the team struggled in the stretch (holes 15 through 18) and here got over 20 points.

“If we had been able to play well on our finishing holes, we would be going to States. Which is a bummer because we knew we had a good chance,” Haass said.

Both Hass and teammate Griffin Long believe they had the chance to go to States.

“The team definitely didn’t play as well as we could have, we had the ability to move on to States so it was disappointing but everyone fought as hard as they could on the course,” junior Long said.

Long thinks the players just got in their heads.

“If there was anything we could have done differently it might have been to just try and trust that we didn’t have to do anything special to move on,” Long said.

The team is still grateful it got to compete.

“Just having the opportunity to compete for the NorCal title and the chance to go to States was a great feeling, even if we weren’t able to pull it off,” Haass said.

The team took six varsity players which were Luke Dugger, scoring a 77, Haass, scoring a 78, Jackson Masiel, scoring a 78, Long, scoring an 81, Collin Yee, scoring an 82 and Charlie Karagosian, scoring an 84.

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