For the first match of the week, Coronado would go up against the league at Rival La Jolla High School. In their prior match-up this season at the famed Torrey Pines golf course, the Islanders easily took care of business with a near 30-stroke win. But this time, the Islanders would be playing at their home course in Coronado Municipal, giving them an even larger confident boost. So how did the Islanders fare?
Finishing with the best score of the day for the Islanders was Liam Weaver. Weaver continued his oh-so-steady 2022 season in Coronado by turning in a Spectacular one-under-par round of 35. Just behind Weaver were senior Inigo Izuzquiza and freshman Diego Vargas who both looked as in form as ever by both turning in cards of even-par 36. Tailing just behind Izuzquiza and Vargas would be Mateo Sumner, who would shoot a round of two-over-par 38. The final two scores of the day would come from Eduardo Maynez & Syrak Nemer, who would both finish with scores of four-over-par 40.
With the flurry of low rounds posted by the Islanders, they would easily take home the 185-212 Victory over La Jolla. The win would close the book on their league matches and give the Islanders a 5-3 record in the Western League, a second-place finish behind the Cathedral.
Following the win, Coronado would have some time to rest before they would play in their final regular-season match of the year vs. Olympian High School. While the game would have no major implications on their regular season, it could still affect where the team could be seated for CIF Playoffs.
For the final match of the 2022 regular season, Coronado would travel to play at Chula Vista Golf Course. Playing from the back tees, the course front nine would play long at 3,346 yards and also have a challenging slope of 127.
Posting the top scores for Coronado’s match vs. Olympian would be freshman Pedro Gutierrez, who posted a round of 43. Following just behind Gutierrez’s top score would be Sumner with a round of 44. Sumner would not be the only Islander to post a 44, as freshman Connor Wray would also turn in a final score of 44 on the day. Trailing behind Wray and Sumner would be Santiago Fuentes, who would post a round of 50. The final two scores from the Islanders would come from Sebastion Abbot & Daniel Girault of 51 and 54, respectively. With the rounds, the Islanders would fall to Olympian 209-233.
With the loss not how Coronado had hoped to finish the regular season, there is still plenty of golf to look forward to.
The Islander’s record now stands at 15-8, with their league record finishing 5-3. Perhaps most importantly, the team’s stroke differential sits at 7.40, which ranks as the third-best in San Diego county. As well, the Islanders are currently ranked as the No.1 team in CIF DIII. With CIF seeding coming out in the near future, it looks like the Islanders are well positioned to grab the top seed for Playoffs.
VOL. 112, NO. 18 – May 4, 2022