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MPC Golf Team Excels in 2016

Post Date:08/01/2016 2:30 PM


Lobos qualified for the state championships by way of a 3rd place finish in Northern California. Joe Russo again led the the team at the Northern California event with a 36-hole score of 149, which placed him 5th overall.

Through hard work and consistency, the MPC’s men’s golf team made steady improvement this season.  Starting with a score of 421 at the season preview, the Lobos improved each week scoring under 400 on their last 8 tournaments; including a low of 367 in front of the home crowd at Rancho Cañada golf course.

On a tough and windy day the at Rancho Murrieta CC, the Lobos showed their experience and patience as they recorded all scores in the 70’s while many teams were scoring in the high 80’s.   Coach Russo recounts their performance on that day, “I was very proud of our ability to stay calm on a very difficult day.  Our players were able to stay with the process even when other players in their group were getting frustrated, 36 holes of competitive golf in one day is a mental grind.  Our guys won the battle."

Team Highlights for the season include:

Selection To  All Conference Team: (Best 8 players in Conference)

  • Joe Russo         74.5 AVG
  • Greg Moreno        75.9 AVG
  • Connor McClean    76.8 AVG

Selection to the Northern Californa CCCAA All Conference Team: (Best 6 Players in Northern California)

  • Joe Russo

 Academic Accomplishments

  • Leo Deschamps        4.0 GPA

Sophomores Transferring to 4-year Institutions:

  • Tristan Ginkel        Biola University (Scholarship)
  • Joe Russo            Grand Canyon College
  • Greg Moreno        Academy of Arts, San Francisco (Scholarship)

Team Accomplishments:

  • 2nd Place Coast Conference
  • 3rd Place CCCAA Men's Northern California Golf Regional
  • 7th Place CCCAA Men's State Golf Championship
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