Golf 2nd at NCS Tourny

The golf team finished runners-up in the North Coast Section (NCS) championship, one stroke behind Foothill High School, on May 12. The match was played at the Peacock Gap Golf Course in San Rafael.

The 2nd place finish earns the team a berth in the NorCal tournament on May 19 at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville. If the team performs well at NorCals, they will advance to the State Championships at San Gabriel Country Club in Pasadena on June 4.

According to NCS guidelines, golf teams are comprised of 6 golfers, and the top 5 performers for each team are used to determine the overall score. The Cougars finished with a team score of 359, tying Dublin and Foothill.

In the case of a tie, the 6th golfer’s score is used to determine the winner. The 6th man for the Cougars was Will Lagomarsino, who finished with a 76. Campolindo’s 1 through 6 man score was 435, 1 more than Foothill, and 1 less than Dublin.

Junior Robert Young was proud of the effort, but also eager to continue his season. “The team played really well, but our season isn’t over. We’re not done yet,” he said. “I want a State Championship, not an NCS title,” he explained.

Young shot a 69 on the course to tie with sophomore Austin Fischer for the lowest score on the team.

Senior Jim Coon was disappointed to have missed an NCS title by just 1 point. “I was bummed, but we all played well and I’m happy we made it to NorCals,” he said. “I could’ve done a lot better. I had a rough finish and I probably could’ve shaved off a few strokes.”

Assistant coach Steve Robinson, who has coached the team for 11 years, praised this year’s squad. “Coming into the season, I knew it was the most talented team I’d ever coach based on their skill level,” he said.

According to Robinson, the team played their best match of the season at NCS. He said, “That was the match we needed to play our best, and we did.”

“We were definitely within reach of the title. One more stroke and we would’ve one it,” Robinson added.

Fischer shot a hole-in-one on hole 10. “I was shocked and amazed,” he said. By chance, hole 10 was also the only hole televised.