Thursday, December 18, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Jesuit wins north golf title with Davis in fifth

DHS senior Chase Dossa takes a swing on Monday during the Division I North Tournament at Wildhorse. Dossa shot a 77 but it wasn't enough to help the Blue Devils advance. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | May 07, 2013 |

Jesuit High solved Wildhorse Golf Club on Monday as the Marauder linksters blazed around the 6.335-yard layout in six shots under par to capture the Sac-Joaquin Section North Divisional Tournament.

Davis, meanwhile, finished far back in fifth and failed to qualify as a team. Also, Blue Devil sophomore standout Patrick Cajandig lost a second-hole playoff to Rocklin’s Blake Abercrombie and was bumped outside the field of six individual qualifiers.

Tourney medalist honors were shared by Jesuit golfers Austen Sandoval and Chad Cubes — each with 3-under 69s.

“It wasn’t our best day, but it wasn’t our worst day, either,” longtime DHS golf coach Karl Ronning told The Enterprise after his guys shot 394 — 40 strokes off the pace-setters and 12 shots in back of final qualifier Del Oro.

“We’re such a young, inexperienced team that we’ll have wide variations in scoring sometimes. This was one of those days.”

Cajandig (whose 74 topped his teammates’ cards) and Abercrombie both took even-par fours on the first playoff hole — 346-yard No. 1. But after Abercrombie again made par on the 328-yard No. 2, Cajandig’s three-putt five ended the long afternoon for the 72 golfers. The top four D-I North schools sent teams and another nine squads were represented by individual qualifiers.

“I’m so proud of Patrick,” Ronning said of Cajandig afterward. “He’s been able to shoot in the 70s since playing recreationally. He’s learned a lot and really turned a corner.

“All of our golfers have turned a corner. Unfortunately we didn’t turn enough of them (Monday).”

Even putting their best sticks forward, the four advancing teams were formidable. Behind Jesuit (354) came Granite Bay (369), Oak Ridge (379) and Del Oro (382).

“Six under?” Ronning said, sifting through the scorecards long after the final putt fell. “Just amazing.”

The top four teams and individual qualifiers now move on to the section Masters tournament at The Reserve (Stockton) next Monday. After that, the NorCals will be played at Diablo Grand Golf Course (Patterson).

DHS senior Chase Dossa closed out an accomplished four-year prep career with a 77. He was followed by teammates Spencer Salk (79) Cyrrus Espino and Michael Chen (both with 82s) and Preston Walchli (83).

“What’s so good about Chase is you just don’t find character guys like him that can be team captains (which he was),” Ronning pointed out. “A good team needs a rock … someone you can always turn to. That’s who Chase became for us.”

Dossa is headed for Sonoma State and is expected to vie for a position on the Seawolves’ golf squad.

“You know, it just wasn’t his day,” Ronning said of Dossa. “But others … fighting it like he did early, might have come back in with an 84 or 86. But he battled, kept it together for his time. There’s nothing wrong with a 77.”

Ronning laughed, when asked what Dossa has meant to the Blue Devils over the years:

“A lot,” the coach said, smiling. “I remember when he was in seventh grade hanging out with our team. I think the bag was bigger than he was.”

Now, Dossa hopes to follow in the Blue Devil footsteps of golfers with last names like Raber and Watney.

Notes: The players hit from the blue tees on Monday and the conditions were ideal. Although big, black clouds hovered near by, they didn’t come overhead with their rain until almost 9 p.m. … In addition to Abercrombie, the other individual qualifiers were Corey Pereira (Ponderosa) and Bryce Johnson (Woodcreek), both with 2-under 70s, Logan Lane of Nevada Union (72) and Andrew Penney (Rocklin) and Brandson Ropp (Folsom) 73.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047

Comments

comments

Bruce Gallaudet

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Former foster youths aided by UCD’s Guardian programs

    By Sarah Colwell | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Rain Recyclers saves water for another day

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    City plans signs to improve flow on Fifth Street

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Feds will discuss Berryessa Snow Mountain protection

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    ‘Longest Night’ service Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Nominate teens for Golden Heart awards

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Journalist will join post-film discussion Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    City offices will take a winter break

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Yolo County needs a few good advisers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Per Capita Davis: Time to stop fooling around

    By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

     
    NAMI-Yolo offers free mental health education program

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    .

    Forum

    Disagreement on mother’s care

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Marovich is a brilliant diplomat

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    And a jolly time was had by all

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    Remember that all lives matter

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Pollution from electric vehicles

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    On skiing: What to know when buying new skis

    By Jeffrey Weidel | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devil boys host Les Curry beginning Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD women gear up for second half of swim season

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie men begin 4-game road trip at Air Force

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Youth roundup: DBC Juniors rider Kanz wins a cyclocross event

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    College Corner: How does applying for financial aid work?

    By Jennifer Borenstein | From Page: B3

     
    What’s happening

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B3

     
    Anniversary: Barbara and Jan Carter

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Something growing in the mailbox

    By Don Shor | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Arts

    Sing and dance along to Cold Shot at Froggy’s

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Point of Brew: Recollections of Christmases past

    By Michael Lewis | From Page: A7

    Golden Bough brings Irish holidays to The Palms

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Come ‘Home for the Holidays’ and benefit school arts

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Last Minute Gift Guide

    Young phenoms make YouTube success look like child’s play

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG1

    Classic or contemporary, it’s all holiday music to our ears

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG2

    Teen gifts: ideas for hard-to-buy-for big kids

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG3

    Gift ideas for the health-conscious

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: LMG6

    Hall of Fame proudly puts these toys on the shelf

    By The Associated Press | From Page: LMG7