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LBHS golf team plays Los Alamitos during first Wave League match, loses close one 205-209

On Wednesday, April 3, Laguna Beach High School’s (LBHS) boys golf team played Los Alamitos in their first Wave League match at Aliso Viejo Country Club, par 35. Both teams were equally matched. After the match, Coach Sean Quigley said, “For us to be competitive in the Wave League, we really need to defend our home course. Unfortunately, Los Alamitos won a close match 205-209. So, we really let one get away from us today.”

The team went into the match with their #2 and #3 players sitting out, so they needed everyone else to step up to get a win. Quigley reported, “The top of our lineup scored great with Chase Gioffredi posting a match low score of 34 (-1) and senior Kyle Shaw shooting a career best at AVCC with a 37 (+3). 

LBHS golf 2019 team

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LBHS 2019 Golf Team

After the first group finished, the team built up a solid 16 stroke lead, and Coach Quigley said, “It looked like we could pull it off. However, the players in the next two groups for Laguna shot well over their season averages, and when everyone had finished, Los Alamitos had a 4 stroke win.” 

Coach Quigley adds, “On a positive note, as a team we are continuing to improve and starting to consistently shoot competitive scores. Kyle Shaw really came through big for us with his 38; he’s always a hard worker in practice, and today it was great to see his game from tee to green as well as his short game both really clicking for him.” 

The top player scores for Laguna were: Chase Gioffredi – 34, Kyle Shaw – 38, Aiden Svenson – 42, Trent Ralston – 47, Cade St.Clair – 48, and Tai Diggins – 49.

In looking ahead to future matches, Coach Quigley says, “Chase has the ability to go toe to toe with all the top players in the league, and he’s starting to do that each match. If we can get all our players to put together a good round on the same day, we should get some league wins.”

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