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Jorde receives boys golf MVP award; Johnson presented with Bear award; and Burley, Coaches' award

The Fallbrook High School varsity boys golf banquet was held June 8 at the home of assistant coach Ken Adams.

In addition to dinner and informal basketball games, the banquet also saw three post-season awards bestowed upon varsity golfers. Sophomore Seth Jorde received the team’s Most Valuable Player award, senior Garet Johnson was presented with the Bear Award, and sophomore Blake Burley took home the Coaches’ Award.

Jorde had the best nine-hole average among Avocado League players. During the CIF tournament at Warner Springs, he shot rounds of 78 and 74, missing the cut for the regional tournament by two strokes. “He ended up having a pretty good post-season,” said varsity head coach Steve Jorde.

The Bear Award is given to the champion of a team match play competition. “It’s just a team golf tournament that the kids really love to play,” Steve Jorde said.

Johnson won four of the nine-hole match rounds. “He just was very consistent,” Jorde said. “He just played really well.”

Burley also qualified for the CIF golf tournament, although he missed the cut after the first day. “He just had a solid year,” Jorde said. “He’s improved quite a bit over last year.”

Although the Warriors’ 3-7 record in Avocado League dual meets placed them fourth in a league which included Torrey Pines, La Costa Canyon, and San Pasqual, Fallbrook placed third in the league tournament held at the Golf Club at Rancho California (also known as the SCGA course) and the Warriors had a 10-10 overall record. The Warriors lost a play-in match to Escondido by four strokes for a berth as a team at the CIF tournament despite having only five players that day (high school golf teams utilize six players and team scores total the five lowest scores while discarding the high score if a sixth golfer participates).

Although Fallbrook did not qualify for the CIF tournament as a team, five Warriors qualified as individuals. Junior Lloyd Ewers also made the cut to return for the second day, shooting an 81 for the first round and taking 85 strokes to complete his second 18 holes. Johnson and junior Roman Rogers also competed in the first round of the CIF tournament before missing the cut.

Although Johnson, Zach Cramer, and Joe Gornik were seniors on the 2010 team, five varsity underclassmen are expected to return.

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