Boys’ varsity golf fell short in its first league match of the season on Thursday, March 23 against La Cañada. The team struggled on La Cañada’s country club course, concluding the unsuccessful match with a score of 220-207.
The match produced an average performance from the Tigers. The players were unable to score as well as they have in previous preseason matches. As expected, sophomore Josh Ramos brought in the lowest score of 34. Coming in second was senior Matthew Wright, who scored a 42. Following behind were senior Elliott Lee and sophomore Jason Gomez, scoring 44 and 49, respectively. Senior Andrew Son brought in a 51. Junior Sidney Luna-Long made his season debut, hitting a stroke count of 57.
La Cañada was expected to be a difficult opponent. Still, South Pas managed keep the stroke count close, losing the game by only 13 strokes. Nerves that come with a league opener in addition to unfamiliar terrain may have played a hand in the Tigers’ loss.
“For our next match we really need to focus and translate what we do in our practices into our games,” said Son.
The crew plays its second league match on Wednesday, March 29 against one of its toughest opponents, San Marino, on the Almansor Golf Course.