Conquering a Valley Oak League win over the Sonora Wildcats at Mountain Springs Golf Course is no easy task, but a task that proved conquerable Tuesday in the Lancers’ 206-210 VOL win Tuesday in Sonora.
East Union standout and team No. 1 Will Brink turned in low medalist honors with an even-par round of 36. Zach Couch (39) and Jordan Duvall (41) Evan Lewis (44) and Jordan Lund (46) all followed suit, with Eric Lewis’ 48 being the Lancers throw-out score.
“It was nice to see Will come back after not playing so well yesterday,” East Union head coach Dennis Wells said. “Jordan Duvall asked me in the van what I thought we had to shoot today and I told him 206 or lower.
“I figured 206 would probably get the job done and that’s what they shot.”
The victory assures East Union of a legitimate shot at the VOL title when they open the league championship tournament May 1 at Diablo Grande in Patterson.
“I told my guys that we have potential to be one of the best golf teams I have ever coached,” Wells said. “They haven’t put it all together yet, but I see the potential for that.
“When I say that stuff to my team, I mean it 100 percent.”
Trans Valley League
Ripon 184, Riverbank 235
The Indians cruised to an easy TVL victory over the Riverbank Bruins at Jack Tone Golf Course Tuesday, beating the Bruins by 50 strokes led by Zach Capel’s 3-over-par 34. Nick Sharp shot a 36, Kyle Head a 37, Cole Herrin a 38 and Jason Williamson 39.
Ripon (7-3) will complete two TVL matches at Diablo Grande at 3 p.m., including a nine-hole make-up match with Orestimba in the two programs’ meeting today. The teams will play an 18-hole round for the scores.
The TVL Tournament is next on the agenda for the Indians, set to get underway Monday at Poppy Ridge in Livermorre.
Ripon Christian 181, Waterford 235
Ripon Christian (7-2) walked past the Waterford Eagles Tuesday, beating them 181-235 at River Oaks Golf Course.
Kyle Colyn led the way with a 2-over-par 33, followed by Danny Vos’ 35. Both Andrew Manes and Christian Manes turned in 36s and Austin Alger rounded out the Ripon Christian scorecard with a 41.
Waterford (4-5) was led by Willam Cortez and Archie Ainsworth’s rounds of 42.