Oakmont takes first CVC golf tourney
Oakmont High School’s boys golf team won the first Capital Valley Conference tournament of the season by 12 strokes Monday.
The Vikings shot a 373 team score to beat the 385 by rival Christian Brothers at Sierra View Country Club. Bella Vista was third with a 432, followed by Del Campo (460) and Casa Roble (496).
Oakmont senior Connor Day and junior Corey Eddings each shot 2-under-par 70 to share the medalist honor, and senior Josh Will shot a 76 to tie for fourth.
“We are playing with a great deal of confidence right now because we have been able to balance the players’ passion for the game with hard work and a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” first-year coach Tad Jinguji said.
Jinguji said the upperclassmen are leading these Vikings. Eddings tops the CVC with a stroke average of 34.5. Day, junior Ash Patel, Josh Will and brother Zach Will all have broken par.
Patel shot a 78 on Monday and Zach Will a 79. Freshmen Peyton From and Conrad Gouran shot 84 and 89.
“I have seen the most growth with our course management and ability to play together, providing each other support and assistance,” Jinguji said. “It’s been great to see how these young men have come together and put the team’s success above their own personal goals.”
Sierra Foothill League Tournament — Granite Bay had two players in the top 10 individually but couldn’t match Del Oro’s firepower at Sierra View.
The Golden Eagles had four players in the top 10, including a 3-under 69 by medalist Bobby Mullen, and rolled to the team title with a 369. Granite Bay placed second with a 383, followed by Nevada Union (385), Rocklin (392), Woodcreek (419) and Roseville (460).
Brandon Baumgarten led Granite Bay with a 72 and finished in a four-way tie for third, and teammate Zack Kwan shot a 73. Also for the Grizzlies, Chuck Pedone had a 77, Mason Troike an 80, Jeff Inouye-Wong an 81 and Bryan Wise an 82.
Bryce Johnson of Woodcreek also shot a 72.
Granite Bay 3, Nevada Union 2 — The Grizzlies (15-12 overall, 5-2 SFL) handed the visiting Miners (13-5, 6-1) their first league loss 25-19, 11-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-7. Granite Bay took a 6-1 lead in the final set.