IONE — Playing in his first tournament of the season, Davis High junior golfer Jackson Kavrell put together an impressive round of 77 on Wednesday, leading the Blue Devils to a title at the Wolfpack Invitational, hosted by Cosumnes Oaks at Castle Oaks.
It’s the third straight season DHS has taken first place at the event as the Devils shot a collective 395 to top second-place Vista del Lago by six strokes and third-place Pleasant Grove (424).
In winning the tourney, Davis coach Karl Ronning was impressed by his players’ ability to stay focused, even when some of them weren’t at the top of their game. It’s something the locals also did on Monday when they took second (by just one stroke) at another event, also called the Wolfpack Invitational.
“It was a lot like Monday, we had a couple of people who struggled but still managed to score alright,” Ronning said. “It shows them, they aren’t always going to feel comfortable out there, but if you can hang in and get a couple of birdie opportunities here and there, next thing you know, you have a pretty good score.”
Kavrell’s score was good enough for fifth place individually.
“I’m really happy for him,” Ronning said. “This could really be a stepping stone.”
Just behind Kavrell was junior Patrick Cajandig with a 78, while sophomore Andrew Arnheiter and senior Cyrrus Espino each carded 79s. Sophomore Sam Yamauchi rounded out the Blue Devil scorers with his 82 and Preston Walchli shot 84.
DHS has one tournament left — Monday’s Atwater Invitational — before opening Delta Valley Conference play on April 2 at Wildhorse.