Pintos golf wins two out of three tournaments in one week

(Photo submitted by Lance Body)
California Pintos Golf beat 18 teams to win the Russellville Tournament on March 27. Four golfers (Will Boyd, Jackson Hackett, Ayden Howard and Boden Wasser) finished in the top ten in the individual competition.
(Photo submitted by Lance Body) California Pintos Golf beat 18 teams to win the Russellville Tournament on March 27. Four golfers (Will Boyd, Jackson Hackett, Ayden Howard and Boden Wasser) finished in the top ten in the individual competition.

California Pintos golf continued their winning ways with victories in two of their last three tournaments.

Their first outing of the week came on March 26 at the Osage Tri. California took on Osage, Eldon and Laquey at the Osage National Country Club. The Pintos finished second place with a combined score of 170.

The next day, California was one of 19 teams to compete in the Russellville Tournament at Redfield Golf Course. The Pintos dominated the competition, winning with a combined team score of 290 - finishing 39 strokes ahead of second place Eugene and 66 strokes ahead of third place Linn.

Out of the 89 total golfers who competed in the individual competition, California had five golfers finish in the top 20.

Will Boyd was the champion with a score of 67 (-5). Ayden Howard tied for second place wth a score of 71 (-1). Jackson Hackett tied for seventh place with a score of 75 (+3). Boden Wasser tied for seventh place with a score of 77 (+5) and Kaiden Ingram finished tied for 14th place with a score of 84 (+12).

For California's junior varsity team, Heston Gatlin finished tied for 17th place with a score of 86 (+14). Chase Schlup tied for 28th place with a score of 91 (+19). William Cotten tied for 32nd place with a score of 93 (+21). Jaxon Scrivner finished 59th place with a score of 105 (+33) and Derek Bollinger finished 75th place with a score 116 (+44).

"The boys have hung tough in some of our nine hole events over the past week that were played in really bad weather. They've still managed to put up respectable numbers in the cold, wind and rain," head coach Lance Boyd said. "They took advantage of a nice day at Redfield by scoring an incredible team +2 to win the tournament by 39 strokes over the next closest team. They have some great momentum going early in the season that we hope to maintain through the busy part of our schedule coming up."

The Pintos kept the momentum going on Monday by winning the Sacred Heart Tri against Sacred Heart and Windsor.

Playing through wind and rain, the varsity team won with a combined score of 152. Hackett medaled with a nine-hole score of 34 (-1) while the junior varsity team won their section of the Tri with a team score of 195.

California will swing for two more wins this week at the Boonville Invitational on Thursday and the New Bloomfield Invitational on Monday.