Cold and wind and an arduous course couldn’t stop the Hollister
High boys golf team from sneaking in an important Tri-County
Athletic League victory Wednesday.
Cold and wind and an arduous course couldn’t stop the Hollister High boys golf team from sneaking in an important Tri-County Athletic League victory Wednesday.
The Balers kept a strong foothold on first place in the league with a team total of 168 in a three-team match at Eagle Ridge Country Club in Gilroy. Palma shot a 169, while host Gilroy ballooned a little with a 181.
“Eagle Ridge is probably the toughest course we’ll play all year,” said Baler head coach Mitch Thomas. “It was a big victory for us as we head down the home stretch.”
John Dempsey was top Baler with a 39, despite a double bogey. Ian Hudson, who had a double and a triple bogey, was right behind with a 40.
Other Baler scores were Chris Zubiaga (45), Daniel Rivera (44), Zach Zgragen (47) and Matt Lopez (48).
The team race is extremely close with the Balers in front with 14 points. Palma has 15 points, as do Salinas and Live Oak, but the latter two schools play today and the best either teams could do would be a one-point gain on Hollister.
Gilroy isn’t far behind with 17.5 points.
“It will come down to the league tournament,” said Thomas.
The Balers are home at Ridgemark Tuesday vs. Gilroy and North Salinas, then travel to Corral De Tierra Thursday vs. Palma and North Salinas.