Boys’ golf remains undefeated after 3 matches

Patrick Ryan

The North Ranch Golf Course has hosted US Amateur qualifiers, and on Monday March 11 it hosted members of the Wolverines boys’ golf team.  The team travelled to Westlake Village for an all-day invitational in the midst of its league season.

The boys are yet to lose a match this season and stand at 3-0, including an 18-shot win over Brentwood and two wins over St. Francis at Brookside Golf Course and Balboa Golf Course. The team’s scoring leader and reigning Mission League boys’ golf champion Bakari Bolden ’14 has yet to post a round over par this season with rounds of -3 against Brentwood, even par against St. Francis and -1 in the team’s second match against St. Francis.

“The team is off to a great 2-0 [league] start, and we are playing well. A lot of the sophomores and freshman are stepping up when we need them to,” Bolden said.

Jeffery Aronson ’15, Tyler Graham ’15 and Jackson Harrower ’16 are three of the underclassmen Bolden is talking about.  The three younger players have been steady contributors throughout the young season, and have, as a unit, posted an average score of just above 3 above par helping the Wolverines to their undefeated start.

A three-man team went to North Ranch Golf Course on Monday for the Wolverines’ only all-day invitational of the season.  A trio made up of Graham, Harrower and Michael Aronson ’13 posted a cumulative score of 35 over par.  Harrower led the bunch with a low score of 78, seven above the par for the course.

“It’s been kind of a slow start for me personally, I think just kind of adjusting to the pressure of high school matches.  But as a team we’re undefeated, so that feels really good. And I think the fact that we’re undefeated and we still have a lot of room for improvement is really promising,” Harrower said.

The freshman’s expectations are to win league and compete for CIF and he sees plenty of room for the team to improve as the season progresses.

The team will square off against the Alemany Warriors today at Encino Golf Course at 3:30 for its next match, the first of its back-to-back with the Warriors.