Boys golf: Placer, Colfax win; Bear River, Del Oro fall

By: Journal sports staff
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Daniel Gregg shot a 39 at par-35 Lake of the Pines Thursday afternoon to help pace Placer to a 215-235 victory over Bear River in a Pioneer Valley League match.

Following Gregg were teammates Logan Strange (42), Landon Hicks (43), Clark Pietromonaco (45) and Peter Kean (46). Placer improved to 5-2, 3-0 in the PVL.

Bear River was led by Jake Depass’ 41 outing. He was followed by Ian Armstrong (46), Cody Heard (49), Connor McLendon (49) and Dillon Smith (50).

Bear River coach Gayne Nakano said his team didn’t play well nor poorly.

“We’re just trying to improve each match,” Nakano said of the Bruins, who fell to 1-3, 1-2. “They’re getting a little more comfortable on the golf course. Most of my players haven’t played in competitive golf matches before.”

Both teams are off until April 2, as the schools have spring break next week.

Colfax 222, Center 279 — Jay Lynch (38) and Jordan Balser (42) were the top shooters for the Falcons in a PVL victory Thursday at the Ridge. Trevor Brewer (46), Blake Rawlings (48) and Bailey Bean (48) rounded out the scoring for Colfax (2-1 PVL). Falcons coach Mike O’Connell said Lynch played another good round. “The others were solid,” O’Connell added. “Bailey Bean improved off his last round and Balser was steady.”

Nevada Union 201, Del Oro 203 — The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season. Playing on its home course, Del Oro (8-1, 2-1 Sierra Foothill League) recorded its highest score of the year at Turkey Creek Thursday. “I don’t know what happened,” said coach Hal Steinback. “You can afford maybe one or two high scores, but we had too many today that we couldn’t make up. You got to hand it to (Nevada Union), their top three or four played well.” Logan Lowe (37) led Nevada Union. Scoring for Del Oro were Justin Raskin (38), Louie Euer (38), Josh Sedeno (41), Jahaan Nargussi (43) and Bobby Mullen (43). The Eagles are off until April 1 when they return to the Rockin Invitational at Whitney Oaks in hopes of defending last year’s tournament title.