By Bill Tamburrino
The Bulldog golf team beat Orange Glen and Mission Vista in Valley League matches and lost a non-league tilt to San Pasqual on the links last week.
The Dawgs are 9-5 overall and 3-0 in the Valley League.
Ramona beat Orange Glen at Eagles Crest Golf Club 204-254. Kazar Matoian shot a 39 on the par 36 front nine to earn medalist honors in the match. Jacob Buckley fired a 40. Ryan Graf carded a 41. Thomas Andrews and Mike Smith both shot 42.
“We grouped our scores very well. Anytime your No. 1 one is only three strokes better than your No. 5 you are playing well as a team,” explained coach Jerry Patenaude.
Ramona shot its best match of the year at the friendly confines of San Vicente Resort as the Dawgs broke the 200 mark by beating Mission Vista 195-254. Graf led the Dawgs by carding a one under par 35 on the front nine. Smith, Buckley, and Andrews also broke 40 in the match. Smith turned in a one over par 37. Buckley fired a 38, and Andrews shot 39. Tanner Angel shot a 46.
Ramona lost to San Pasqual at Eagles Crest 232-255. Jason Morton shot 46. Cody Anderson-Parks and Mikey Hall both carded 51. Andrew Kaminsky and Ben Anderson-Parks shot 55.
“Having our top four shoot in the thirties shows how well we played as a team. Our top six golfers are playing great and, as the scores indicate, we are playing consistently as a team. Our toughest matches in league are coming up on the road so after next week we will know where we stand. If we continue to play the way we played last week, I like our chances,” said Patenaude.