By Stephen Hall
For the Islander
The Avalon Boys Golf Team had an outstanding week of golf at home and went from 3rd place to a tie for the league championship, all in a matter of three days. By defeating Fairmont Prep, Samueli High School, and Webb High School, all at home, the Lancers finished the season in a tie for first place with Webb and are looking forward to participating in this year’s C.I.F. Playoffs.
Our victories over these three schools was a team effort led once again by our fearless leader, Rigo Pedroza Jr. Pedroza has been playing around even par in his matches all season long. He has been supported by his two cousins Damien and Jose, and newcomer Cole Konigsmark. David Talsky and Francisco Bravo also turned in their best scores of the season to help us capture the league title. Even Senior Miguel Bravo joined the party against Fairmont by finishing the last two holes strong and helping seal the victory.
The nice thing about high school golf is that our golfers can qualify for the C.I.F. Playoffs, both as a team, and individually. This week our six best golfers are competing on the mainland in our league individual tournament where the top six golfers, after two days, advance to the C.I.F Individual Prelims, on Monday, May 8, at Los Robles Country Club in Thousand Oaks.
The team playoffs are a one-day event on Monday, May 15 at Western Hills Golf Course in Chino Hills.
Our last match for the regular season is today, Cinco De Mayo, at home against Cabrillo High School.
We will honor our two seniors, Miguel Bravo and Leonel Silva before they tee off on the first hole for their commitment to our program.
Stay tuned for more exciting golf news to come.