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Brink is runner-up in McNair Invitational

Leads East Union to fifth-place finish; Ripon takes fourth

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Brink is runner-up in McNair Invitational

Will Brink was a stroke shy of defending his McNair Invitational title Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park.

JONAMAR JACINTO/Bulletin file photo


POSTED April 16, 2013 1:55 a.m.

Will Brink is no stranger to The Reserve at Spanos Park.

East Union’s UC Davis-bound senior finished 1-under 71 despite cold and blustery conditions at the Stockton golf course, placing second in the 10th Annual McNair Invitational. Brink was the defending champion from a year ago. It is also the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, the qualifying event for NorCals.

The Lancers finished fifth as a team behind fourth-place Ripon. Manteca High also competed, taking 12th in the 18-team field. Del Oro, an annual contender for the SJS Masters championship, won the tournament with a 389. St. Mary’s (393) and Jesuit (398) round out the top three. Jesuit’s Chad Kubes edged Brink by a stroke for low-medalist honors.

Ripon had three golfers in the 70s for its solid 411 score. Sophomore Nick Sharp led the Trans-Valley League leading Indians with a 76, while Robby Figeroid and Nathan Suender each posted a 78. Kyle Head and Jack Brierly chipped in with an 88 and 91, respectively.

Zac Couch (86), Jordan Lund (86), Kyle Davis (89) and Nick Rounsville (89) factored into the scoring for East Union, a co-leader of the Valley Oak League. Rival Manteca was paced by Justin Morrish’s 90 and Brandon Ramirez’s 93. Kyle Howard and Ray Tinnin each scored a 97. Gus LaDue and Davey Tolbert finished with 107s.

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