GOLF TEAM WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP, LEAGUE TITLE
May 06, 2008 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

For the second year in a row, the Brookings-Harbor High School golf team took the regular season league title and the district tournament championship.

On Tuesday, the Bruins finished their spectacular season by completing round two of the two-day district championship at Bandon Crossings Golf Course.

The Bruins won the event with a two-round score of 658 – beating second place North Bend by 16 strokes.

"We played pretty well on the first day, but not quite as good on day two," senior Chad Patton said. "But it's been a great season and I think we even have a better team than we did last year."

In 2007, the Bruins finished third at the state tournament – the best finish in program history – with Patton leading the way.

"We're looking forward to state again this year," Patton said. "It's at a great golf course with lots of good competitors. I'm just looking forward to my final two matches."

The Bruins will participate in the state championship at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell on Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13.

David Wiggins won the district championship for the second year in a row for the Bruins.

"I felt pretty good," Wiggins said. "I was able to hit several birdies and an eagle. Now our goal is to take second or third at state."

After the first round Monday afternoon, the Bruins held a 19 stroke lead over North Bend.

The Bulldogs actually came back on day two to beat the Bruins by three strokes in the second round, but the Bruins built a large enough lead after day one to hang on to the victory.

In round one, Wiggins led the field with a 76 and shot 5-under on par-5 holes for the day, according to Coach Bruce Alexander.

Patton was next low scorer for the Bruins with an 80.

"David (Wiggins) played really well and Chad (Patton) played much better after the front nine," Alexander said.

Wolfgang Jacquez and Cooper Howard rounded out the scoring for the Bruins with an 83 and 85, respectively.

On day two, Wiggins again led the team with an 80, but the rest of the Bruins were not far behind as Patton shot an 83, Jed Warren had an 84, Jacquez an 85 and Dane Heiss an 86.

One week earlier, the Bruins locked up the regular season league title as they won every league match on the year.