By Bill Tamburrino
While the Ramona High School boys golf team came in ninth as a team in the 36-hole City Cup, Bulldog Ryan Graf finished second in the tournament, one stroke short of the winner.
Graf shot a 149. Jacob Buckley shot 160 to finish in 13th place. Over 100 golfers represented the 17 teams that competed.
Ramona then defeated Francis Parker at San Vicente Resort. All five Bulldogs shot in the forties. Tanner Angel led the Dawgs with a 44, Mike Smith shot 46, and Jason Morton carded a 47. Andrew Kaminsky turned in a 48, and Mikey Hall carded a 49.
Ramona dropped a non-league match to Mt. Carmel at home 211-223. Jacob Buckley fired a 38 to earn medalist honors. Thomas Andrews had an outstanding round as he carded a 39. Angel shot 41, Josue Garcia carded a 52, and Dane Harvey shot 53.
Coach Jerry Patenaude had praise for several members of the team.
“Jacob (Buckley) and Thomas (Andrews) had good weeks. It was good to see Tanner (Angel) get his scores down to the low forties. Ryan Graf also played really well in the City Cup. To come in second place by one stroke in such a prestigious tournament is an accomplishment.
“We start league play after a week off and I am pleased with the effort and the improvement we have made in the pre-league matches.”