LBHS Boys Golf team wins first two matches of 2019 season

The LBHS Boys Golf team is off to a strong start to open its 2019 season, winning its first two matches last week. The team captured it first win on Tuesday, Feb 26, by a score of 223-260, in a non-league match against Ocean View High School at Aliso Viejo Country Club (par 37 – the team played the back nine holes). The team followed up with another victory in a non-league home match on Thursday, Feb 28 against Costa Mesa High School at Ben Brown’s at The Ranch, that one by a score of 197-244.

In Tuesday’s match, Laguna senior co-captain Chase Gioffredi had a good day shooting one over par at 38 and winning match medalist honors. The team was missing its number two and number three players that day, according to Coach Sean Quigley, and this was also the first time ever that the team played the back nine at AVCC. 

LBHS Boys Golf

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted photo

(L-R) Aiden Svenson, Gus Morck, and Tai Diggins at last Tuesday’s match

“This was overall a good start for us,” said Coach Quigley. “It gave our players a chance to learn the course and post an initial team score to use as a benchmark for future improvement.”

In addition to Gioffredi finishing at 38, juniors Aiden Svenson and Trent Ralston finished at 45, sophomore Andrew Munday finished at 47, and junior Tai Diggins finished at 48.

During Thursday’s match, Gioffredi made two birdies and shot the lowest score of the day with a 2 over par 34. He earned the match medalist honors for the second consecutive match. In addition, Diggins had a good day scoring a 38. 

“As a team we played pretty well on one of our home courses, although there 

were several big numbers on the player’s cards, which we will need to eliminate in order to improve in upcoming matches,” said Coach Quigley.

The team has two matches this week, including tournament play on Monday (the results were not known by deadline) and another match against Ocean View, this time away, on Thursday.