Knights golf top home invite
Lake Havasu junior Daniel Dion shot a 3-over-par 39 to earn medalist honors during the Knights’ meet against Phoenix Moon Valley and Tuscon Sunnyside at Lake Havasu Golf Club on Thursday.
As a team, Havasu also took first with its score of 63, which is the Knights’ lowest team score this season according to Lake Havasu coach Mike Washington.
Since the beginning of the season, Washington said he’s been trying to teach his athletes to play the holes backward by planning the most efficient way to get the ball to the green.
On Thursday, the Knights showed Washington they’ve been listening.
“They know what the smart play is,” Washington said.
“We’ve gone over it so much and talked about playing the course with the shot and tools we have. We have to make smart decisions off the tee to keep the ball in play. I think we’ve been working at it so long, it’s starting to become the natural thought.”
Behind Dion, junior Cody Ayers shot a 41 to take second. Senior Noah Elias scored a 44 for third place and sophomore Trent Dreisbach shot a 47 for fourth place.
The team win is good momentum for the Knights as they head into the first day of the Lake Havasu Invite at 1 p.m. today.
“I’m looking forward to (the tournament),” Washington said.
“We will have varsity and junior varsity in the tournament. It’ll give us a look at what to expect as far as moving forward beyond this season. And it will be nice to see the seniors out there soaking it all in.”
The tournament will consist of nine teams and will be a 36 hole tournament that will carry over into Saturday.