Chino Hills, Ca—The men’s golf team notched its first victory of the season in a convincing fashion this past week in their own CMS Coed Invitational at Los Serranos CC. Firing rounds of 277-285-294 for an 8-under par total of 856, the Stags beat out the field by a wide margin of 30 shots. Both the 3-round total and the 11-under first round totals marked new program records for the Stags. Coach Bim Jollymour was very pleased with how the team bounced back from its disappointing finish in Chico last week, remarking that this is the most talented squad he has ever led.
Earning medalist honors was sophomore Tain Lee (San Juan Capistrano), who fired incredible rounds of 64-65-69 for an 18-under total of 198 and yet another new Stag Golf record. Lee issued an early statement to the field with a first round eagle on the par-5 14th hole and never let up, finishing with 21 birdies and only 5 bogies for the tournament. Senior co-captain John Morris (Santa Rosa) finished second to Lee with some brilliant play of his own, carding rounds of 69-67-74 for a 6-under total of 210, highlighted by a flurry at the end of round 2 when he finished eagle-birdie-birdie on holes 16-18. Fellow senior Matt Manotoc (Manila, Phillipines) coupled a first round 70 with back-to-back 76s to earn him 6th place with a 222 total. Rounding out the Stags lineup were co-captain Kyle Casella (Tiburon) and sophomore Michael Liu (Tustin), who put up totals of 232 and 239 respectively.
On the women’s side, the Athenas took home second place with a 2-round total of 684. The lady golfers were led by sophomore Lauren Buchanan (Los Altos), who shot rounds of 81-80 to finish in a tie for 4th place. Fellow sophomore Brittany Isobe (Honolulu, HI) put up a team low round of 79 on the second day of competition en route to an 8th place finish of her own. Cal Baptist University claimed the team title, putting up a 14-over par total of 606.