Boys golf: WCAL takes top billing at CCS championships

MONTEREY — Top billing at the Central Coast Section boys golf championships belonged to the West Catholic Athletic League.

Archbishop Mitty senior Daniel Kim, bound for UC Davis, claimed medalist status with a 4-under 67 on Tuesday at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, while St. Francis edged out Menlo School by four strokes for the team title.

“This last month they really played some good golf,” St. Francis coach Brian Inkster said. “It’s been nice watching them improve and kind of bond together as a team. It just makes it that much more fun.”

It was strength in numbers for the Lancers, with a trio of golfers carding a 1-under 70 at CCS — freshman John Heckel along with seniors Tyson Dinsmore and Moibhi Tyndall.

“They’ve really been neck-and-neck all year-round,” Inkster said.

All three of them made the all-WCAL first team.

“Tyson has been our rock all year,” Inkster said

Meanwhile, Heckel helped lift the Lancers to another level.

“There’s not a rule against it, but typically the freshmen they want to start in JV that first year,” Inkster said. “But John was texting me, ‘Can I try out? Can I try out?’ He has a good résumé, so once I saw him play it was a slam dunk. There was no decision to be made at all.”

St. Francis’ Easton Doyle and Matthew Adams completed the team score of 358 with rounds of 74.

“We’ve been playing together since the end of January,” Inkster said. “You can tell early on there was a lot of potential there and as time went on and everyone started supporting one another, nobody was really greedy in thinking, ‘I want to win this thing personally.’ We’ve been thinking all along, both with the WCAL title and CCS, is that if we’re going win this thing, we’ve got to do it as …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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