By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona’s recent victory over Torrey Pines was not an aberration. The Bulldog golf team posted its lowest scores of the season while beating Palomar League foes Westview High School and Mt. Carmel High School and beating Francis Parker High School in a non-league tilt last week.
Four of Ramona’s five scoring golfers shot in the 30s as the Bulldogs carded a 184-198 victory over Westview’s Wolverines at San Vicente Resort. The 184 is not only a season low for the Dawgs, but the lowest score shot by any team in the San Diego Section of the CIF this season. Every Bulldog beat his counterpart in the match.
Christian Rajcic posted a two under par 34 to take the medalist honors. Rajcic was not the only Dawg to break par. James Andrews shot his season low by carding a 35. Joe Fortunato beat every Wolverine with his even par 36. Ryan Graf continued to shoot in the thirties as he shot a 39. Brandon Zane shot a 40 to round out the scoring. Ben Anderson-Parks shot a non-scoring 46.
“We were on a roll as a team,” said Coach Jerry Patenaude. “To win in the Palomar League we have to group our scoring and we have done that very well. A 184 is an amazing team score. To be the best in this county with so many great golf programs is an accomplishment.”
In the trip to Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, four Bulldog golfers shot in the 30s to ensure a happy ride home. Rajcic carded a 34 on the par 35 front nine to take his second medalist honor of the week.
“He is in a zone right now that few ever enter,” said Patenaude. “The rest of the team is right there too. We had a very good week.”
Graf, Fortunato, and Andrews each posted scores of 38. Zane shot a 40 to match his score against Westview. Kazar Motoian shot a non-scoring 41, which was better than three Sundevil golfers.
The Bulldogs beat Francis Parker High School 218-248 in a non-league match at Riverwalk Golf Course.
Andrews earned his medalist honors of the season by carding a one over par 37. Graf shot 39. Ben Anderson-Parks recorded a 44 and Motoian shot 46. Andrew Kaminsky shot a 52 and Robert Hill contributed a 54.
The Dawgs were tied for first place in the Palomar League as they entered spring break.