By Bill Tamburrino
Coach Jerry Patenaude said he’s happy with the play of his Bulldog golf team and is ready to enter Palomar League play this week.
“We had a crazy week with five matches in four days,” he said. “We won four of the matches bringing us to 6-1 overall. We used the week to get ready for Palomar League play as we will start with matches against Torrey Pines (state champion) and Poway. We used the week to get all 11 varsity golfers a couple of matches and all 11 played at least twice. Our top six golfers have yet to play together, but that will change in league play. Christian (Rajcic) shot under par for the second time this season and won two medalists honors. Ryan (Graf) continues to shoot consistent golf. All of his rounds this year have been in the thirties. Tanner (Angel) broke 40 for the first time to win medalist honors.”
The Bulldog golf team beat Steele Canyon 198-214 at the San Vicente Golf Resort. Three bulldogs shot in the 30s in the match
Christian Rajcic earned the medalist honors by firing an even par 36 on the front nine. Rajcic edged out his playing partner, Joe Fortunato, by one stroke as Fortunato shot a 37.
Ryan Graf was the third Dawg to shoot in the prestigious 30s category, shooting a 39. Brandon Zane beat his counterpart and shot 41. Tanner Angel recorded a 45, and Mikey Hall shot a 49.
The Dawgs split in a tri-meet as they beat San Marcos 215-222 and lost to Del Norte 209-215 at Rancho Bernardo. Every Bulldog shot in the 40s.
Fortunato had the low Bulldog score with a 40 followed by Rajcic and Zane, who shot 41 and 42, respectively. Kazar Matoian carded a 45, and Ben Anderson-Parks shot 47. Andrew Kaminsky turned in a 49.
The Dawgs beat Francis Parker 201-227 at San Vicente Resort. Rajcic shot his low round of the season as he carded a 34 to earn medalist honors for the second time in a week. Graf also shot in the 30s with a 39. Fortunato recorded a 41. Jason Morton carded a 43. Zane shot 44. Angel shot a non-scoring 57.
The Bulldogs ended the week by traveling to El Camino Country Club and beating Army-Navy 221-243. Angel not only earned medalist honors by shooting 38, improving on his previous score by 19 strokes. Hall also showed improvement by shaving seven strokes off of his last match with a 42. Anderson-Parks shot 46, and Matoian shot 47. Morton turned in a 48, and Kaminsky shot 49.