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Foresthill golfers make history

By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Foresthill High golf team had history last week. Two Wildfires golfers made it through to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championships ? a first for the school. Sophomores Max Reichardt and Caban Moore had to finish in the top six places of the Central Valley California League finals, held at Lincoln Hill Golf Course last week to achieve a remarkable double for the school. ?This was an incredible first for us and very impressive when you consider we are a mountain community with no nearby golf courses or facilities,? Foresthill athletic director Cris Everett said. ?Most of the other schools taking part have closer opportunities to play golf on a regular basis. It was quite an accomplishment for our players.? The duo, who are in their second year with the team, will be taking part in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI shotgun golf event on Monday at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi. Stuart Reichardt, father of Max, who has traveled and supported the team through the golf season was impressed with the team?s play. ?I am thrilled for the whole team and their improvement. Max has worked hard at his golf game and it has paid off,? Stuart said. Both players were members of a six-person team that just made the minimum number to compete. Included in the team were last year?s players Tyler Grandy, JT Bernhardt and Bryce Hackley and one rookie, Cole Sanders. Until three years ago, when the team moved to Black Oak Golf Course in Auburn, the Wildfires struggled to compete against mores killed and experienced opponents who had the benefit of playing regularly on higher standard golf courses. Black Oak general manager, Norm Morrice, said he was ?extremely proud? of the team?s progress and to be part of the players? steady growth. However, winning matches as a team has continued to be elusive. ?On a positive note, we have reduced the losing margins from 40 plus points to single digits,? Foresthill coach Terry Fisher said. ?The team lost by just two points in their last match of the season away at Victory Christian on the Arcade Creek GC, Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Sacramento.?