Havasu boys and girls golf teams finding stride as season moves on
Daniel Dion shot a three-over-par 39 on Tuesday at Peoria Pines Golf Course to take medalist honors and lead the Lake Havasu boys golf team to a first-place finish in team scores.
The Knights finished 13 strokes ahead of Glendale Ironwood a and 35 strokes ahead of Glendale Independence.
“I was not even sure if Daniel was going to play,” Lake Havasu coach Mike Washington said. “He was dealing with a little tightness in his back. So to have him come out and shoot what he did shows his resilience.”
All of Havasu’s golfers finished in the top ten.
Senior Cody Ayers followed Dion with 42, good enough for second place. Sophomore Troy Anderson shot 48 to round out the top five golfers. Freshman Lane Daigle shot a 52 to tie for sixth place and edge teammate Trent Dreisbach by a stroke. Dreisbach finished in eighth.
According to Washington, the Knights meet at Peoria Pines was the first time the team has ever played there. He said for not having any prior exposure to the course he was pleased with his team’s performance and how they handled the course.
“I think they are catching on to the course management tactics we’re trying to instill in them,” Washington said. “We don’t have to attack the green. We are trying to teach them to play the hole backward and get them thinking what shot off the tee can get me to the green. We saw some of that and it’s coming along nicely.”
Havasu will enjoy a nice break before starting its four-match homestand starting with a match against Phoenix Camelback on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m on Lake Havasu Golf Club.
Despite coming in third place out of as many teams, the Lake Havasu girls golf team saw some mighty improvements to its game on Tuesday in its meet with Lee Williams and Prescott at Cerbatt Cliff Golf Course in Kingman.
Sophomore Jenica Delaney shot in the 40s for the fourth meet in a row with 11-over-par 47. Delaney finished third overall.
Senior Alexa Alba shaved eight strokes off of her score in last Tuesday’s meet with 51. Angelina Wells scored a 60 and Taeya Martinez followed just behind with a 62 on the day.
“All of the girls pretty much improved their scores from previous matches,” Lake Havasu coach Jerome Kosters said. “Even our team score drastically dropped. The last meet we competed it we shot a 239 and (on Tuesday) we scored a 220 in Kingman.”
Lee Williams took first, Prescott took second and Havasu took third in the team scores. However, the Knights were not that far behind the Badgers. Prescott was only two strokes ahead of Havasu as a team.
The Knights are looking to continue their upward trend as they host Mohave, Kingman and Lee Williams at Lake Havasu Golf Club on Tuesday at 3 p.m.