Another Wolfpack Invitational, another Davis High victory.
After winning a tournament with the same name to open the season, the Blue Devil boys golf team captured Monday’s Wolfpack Invitational at Gold Hills Golf Course in Redding by three strokes over Pleasant Valley and Shasta.
While DHS has now won two of its three outings this spring, coach Karl Ronning is also happy with the way his young squad — which featured just two seniors in the lineup Monday — is picking up experience.
“(Monday was a really good experience for (the young guys); they all played really well outside of a couple of holes,” Ronning told The Enterprise. “It’s a case where they are just learning to keep playing and stay in the moment. You can’t get ahead or yourself and you can’t dwell on the past.”
To learn that lesson, the Devil underclassmen needed to look no further than their seniors leaders — Chase Dossa and Michael Chen.
Dossa bounced back from a triple bogey on his first hole to take second place overall with a 72. Meanwhile, Chen used an improved short game to card a 76.
“I guess you could say (Monday) was about senior power,” Ronning said. “This was a breakout tournament for Michael Chen. Chase … really battled back. Six holes (after the triple bogey), he had a two-foot putt for an eagle, and he was just rock-solid from there.”
Davis also got 86’s from Preston Walchli and Cyrrus Espino. Jackson Kavrell’s 87 completed the locals’ winning score of 407. Patrick Cajandig shot an 88 as the Blue Devils’ nonscoring competitor.
Next Monday, DHS heads to the Atwater Invitational, which will be contested at the Stevinson Ranch course.