Warrior golfers third in league tournament, Straeter fourth in league match
Last updated 6/5/2008 at Noon
Fallbrook High school’s golf team finished third in the Avocado League tournament while Warrior senior Tyler Straeter placed fourth among individual golfers in the tournament.
The team had a score of 799 at the two-round tournament played May 5 on Camp Pendleton’s golf course and May 8 at the Southern California Golf Association course in Murrieta. Straeter had a 36-hole score of 151 to become Fallbrook’s sole medalist in the tournament.
“That was a good showing at the end of the year,” said Fallbrook coach Steve Jorde.
The Warriors finished the season with a 10-10 record in dual meets, including a 4-6 record against Avocado League opponents. “We were a little bit up and down,” Jorde said.
The 4-6 league record placed the Warriors fourth in the standings, behind three schools which tied for the championship with 8-2 marks.
“I thought we did really well,” Jorde said. “League matches, we were there. We were within a stroke or two most of the time.”
The league tournament saw Fallbrook obtain a team score of 400 for the first round and 399 during the second round. Straeter shot a score of 76 on the first day while completing a 75-stroke round to close out the tournament. “That was a great showing by him,” Jorde said.
The CIF tournament took 16 team entries, and Fallbrook was ranked 17th. Four Warriors were granted entry as individuals into the tournament which began May 15 at Warner Springs, although none advanced to the second round. Junior Andy Wood shot an 81 during the CIF tournament, senior Stan Bednarski had a score of 83, junior Jake Ware required 84 strokes, and Straeter settled for a score of 88. “It was just a rough day for the whole group,” Jorde said.
Although graduation will deprive the 2009 team of Bednarski, Straeter, Kenny Andrews, and Anthony Rosetta, Wood and Ware were joined on the varsity by juniors John Ewers and Sean McKenna as well as sophomores Zach Kramer and Garet Johnson. “That’s nice for us,” Jorde said of having six expected returning varsity players.