REDDING — While the Davis High boys were slugging their way through a tough golf course on a windy day, the Blue Devils never realized exactly how close they were to winning the Wolfpack Invitational.
But when the scores were totaled up, DHS’ 400 was just one stroke in back of Shasta. The defending North Section champions, who were playing on their home course at Gold Hills, won the tournament at 399.
“It’s just another lesson learned,” veteran Devil coach Karl Ronning told The Enterprise. “It’s always good when you have these close ones because it helps point out that every single shot matters the same, no matter if it is a 260-foot drive or a little nub.
“The kids really worked hard, it was really windy up there and the course is very narrow. We ended up playing pretty good.”
Leading the way for Davis was junior Patrick Cajandig, whose 76 was good for third place in the individual standings.
Sophomore Andrew Arnheiter added a 79 that Ronning said was probably in the top 10, though the rankings stopped after three places at this particular tournament.
Rounding out the DHS squad were sophomore Sam Yamauchi (80), senior Cyrrus Espino (82), senior Brandon Strong (83) and junior Preston Wachli (86).
The Blue Devils have another Wolfpack Invitational on Wednesday. That one will be contested at the Castle Oaks course in Ione.