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GOLF TEAM SHOOTS LOWEST SCORE EVER IN LEAGUE OPENER

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

In their first league match of the season, the Brookings-Harbor High School golf team shot an all-time low score for the program at the Umpqua Resort in Sutherlin.

The team took first place at the league opener while shooting 317 as a team – the lowest score in Brookings-Harbor High School history.

"We had the first four low scorers of the match," Coach Bruce Alexander said. "It's a fun feeling and we're all looking forward to this season."

The Bruins had three golfers shoot in the 70s while one more just missed with an 80.

"To break 80 is a milestone for these kids," Alexander said.

Senior Chad Patton, junior Jed Warren and sophomore Cooper Howard all shot a match-low 79 while junior David Wiggins shot an 80 for the day.

Sophomore Wolfgang Jacques rounded out the team score with an 89 while sophomore Dana Heiss – whose score did not count toward the team's overall score because he was the sixth man for the day – shot an 85.

Last week, the Bruins participated in the Bandon Invitational at Bandon Crossings Golf Course and took the non-league tournament with a team score of 325.

"They played in incredibly tough conditions on a course that was still a little wet," Alexander said.

The Bruins took third place in the OSAA State Championships last year in the best season in Bruin history.

Although they lost five seniors from that phenomenal team, the Bruins will still be aiming to repeat their Far West League Championship and make another run at the state title.

"Things look really promising," Alexander said. "And the most important thing is the character of these kids and the way they carry themselves is very impressive."

The next match for the Bruins is on Monday, April 7 in Coos Bay.

The first home match of the year will be on Monday, April 14 at Salmon Run Golf Course. Tee time is set for 11 a.m.

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