First host match results in medalist

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

Sophomore Aaron Whitely scored one-under par at the Twin Oaks tournament on March 19.

Whitely shot a medal winning 71 which helped the Palomar Men’s Golf team place second with a score of 376 behind College of the Desert.

COD is the biggest competition this year, scoring a 365 on the Comets home course.

Head Golf Coach Mark Halda said he was happy with Aaron making medalist.

“He has been working hard and deserved his accomplishment,” Halda said.

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

 

Whitely said he had been working on a play called a draw which contributed to his success on the course. He added that knowing the course also helps.

“Hole 9 isn’t usually an easy hole,” Whitely said. He birdied it and made par on every other hole.

Kelly Cannon said this is the windiest he has seen it in on the course, but it makes par a good score when it’s windy.

Kelly made par on the first six holes, until hole seven he shot a double bogey.

“I haven’t done that since I was five,” Kelly said laughing.

He came back with two straight birdies on hole 12 and 13, and another on hole 18.

Mitch Cannon shot and Cullen Clifford both shot a 76.

Brian Cole teed off with a two stroke penalty as the ball flew out of bounds. He finished the day with an 80.

Bryce Haynes scored an 81 which got tossed out of the overall team score. At a par 4 hole, Haynes made 8 strokes. Although, he managed to shoot two birdies on holes 5 and 17.

Halda said he had mixed emotions about the match.

“It came down to four or fives holes,” Halda said. “It’s a lesson learned for our team.”

On March 24 the Comets played at Palos Verdes Golf Club and scored third place out of the six schools. Kelly made medalist on the par

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

Photo courtesy of Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Palomar College

71 course with a score of 75.

COD placed first again with a score of 390. Cuyamaca College came in second with 392 as Palomar trailed behind with a 400.

The men’s golf team is halfway through the Pacific Athletic Coast Conference tournaments with a 17-8 standing.

On March 24 the Comets played at Palos Verdes Golf Club and scored third place out of the six schools. Kelly made medalist on the par 71 course with a score of 75.

COD placed first again with a score of 390. Cuyamaca College came in second with 392 as Palomar trailed behind with a 400.

The men’s golf team is halfway through the Pacific Athletic Coast Conference tournaments with a 17-8 standing.

Author: Susan Whaley

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