Boys golf: Spring season opens on local links
by Bob Brownne
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Crosstown golf match
Kimball High School junior Reese Maxfield watches his putt drift toward the cup on the first-hole green during a match Monday against West High at Old River Golf Course.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The West High golf team claimed a close victory Monday against Kimball High, 221-228, at Old River Golf Course.

Top score for the day was Reese Maxfield’s 38 on the par-36 course. The Kimball junior said it was a good round except for a double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole, where he overshot the green on his approach.

“Putting today was very good. I hit two putts on almost every hole,” Maxfield said. “Just hitting the ball straight is my biggest thing right now.”

West’s top golfer was senior Mark Olson, who shot 40.

“The first two holes I was actually one under par, and then in the middle I messed up a little bit,” he said. “I ended the last few holes par, par, birdie, so I can’t complain about the ending.”

Olson said the Wolf Pack was off to a good start with a 2-1 record, including a loss Tuesday to Tracy High. West placed third in the Tri-City Athletic League in 2013 behind St. Mary’s and Tokay.

“I think we’ll do even better this year, because we have mostly returning players,” he said.

He and senior Garrett Morris, who both competed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South tournament last year, are back, as are senior Nick Carrera and junior Tucker Morris. They are joined by junior Tyler McLaughlin, who was a member of Kimball’s golf team last year.

Kimball’s Maxfield and sophomore Mathew Jarique are the only returning golfers on the Jaguar team, but Maxfield expects the new players to make a good start at building up the team.

“We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores this year,” he said. “If they stick to it and keep practicing, they’re going to have a good team in their senior year.”

Kimball had a 2-2 overall record and was 2-1 in the Valley Oak League as of Tuesday, including a 213-263 loss to Sonora on Tuesday at Mountain Springs Golf Course.

Also on Tuesday, Tracy scored a 211-229 victory over West at Tracy Golf and Country Club. Tracy junior Talon Simmons had the low score of 37 on the par-36 course. The outcome put Tracy at 2-1 for the season.

Simmons is one of five returning Tracy players — along with senior Shivam Swamy, juniors Jared Finney and Amit Grewal and sophomore Gavin Bean — who played at the division tournament in 2013.

Olson led the West team on Tuesday with 43 and shot 45.

Tuesday

Tracy 211, West 229

Tracy Golf and Country Club, par 36

Tracy — Talon Simmons 37, Shivam Swamy 40, Jared Finney 43, Gavin Bean 45, Amit Grewal 46, Peter Van Ausdeln 49.

West — Mark Olson 43, Tyler McLaughlin 45.

Sonora 213, Kimball 261

Mountain Springs Golf Course, par 36

Kimball — Reese Maxfield 44, Jeremiah Salud 51, Chris Maxfield 53, Mathew Jarique 56, Joey Watkins 57, Neil McKenzie 66.

Monday

West 221, Kimball 228

Old River Golf Course

West — Mark Olson 40, Tyler McLaughlin 43, Nick Carrera 45, Austin Smith 46, Mark Dionisio 47.

Kimball — Reese Maxfield 38, Chris Maxfield 42, Jeremiah Salud 46, Mathew Jarique 49, Neil McKenzie 53, Kaden Turner 60.

March 6

Tracy 226, Stagg 309

Tracy Golf and Country Club, par 36

Tracy — Shivam Swamy 40, Amit Grewal 44, Jared Finney 45, Gavin Bean 48, Peter Van Ausdeln 49, Talon Simmons 50 .

March 5

Kimball 226, Lathrop 265

French Camp Golf Course, par 32

Kimball — Reese Maxfield 37, Chris Maxfield 42, Matthew Jarique 42, Jeremiah Salud 52, Kaden Turner 53, Neil McKenzie 54.

Granada 212, Tracy 223

Tracy Golf and Country Club, par 36

Tracy — Shivam Swamy 39, Jared Finney 43, Talon Simmons 46, Gavin Bean 46, Amit Grewal 49, Peter Van Ausdeln 49.

March 4

Kimball 267, Manteca 268

Manteca Park Golf Course, par 37

Kimball — Reese Maxfield 44, Mathew Jarique 49, Chris Maxfield 51, Kaden Turner 61, Joey Watkins 62, Jeremiah Salud 68.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com. 

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