Golf: CHS Boys Fall to La Jolla and Cathedral in Close Matches

Sophomore Jake McLaughlin drives the ball against Cathedral Catholic High School. Photo by Ana de la Lama

Last Monday, the Islander Boys’ Golf team played away against their rival La Jolla High School in light rain. Unfortunately, that was not the only deficit for Coronado. Freshman Easton Phillips, their lowest scorer, was out sick; regardless, the Islanders had a “very commendable performance,” says Coach Stuart Gordon. Finishing first for Coronado, freshman Jake McLaughlin shot a score of 41 strokes, followed by juniors Gino Frederick and Matt Schnappauf who each finished in 42 strokes. Junior Javier Hernandez and senior Saul Chacon finished the course in 43 and 48 strokes, respectively. La Jolla won by a only a four-stroke margin, 216-212.

To conclude their week, Coronado hosted Cathedral Catholic High School for another close match. Phillips was back on the course for the Islanders and finished the course in 39 strokes. Laughlin, consistent with Monday’s match, finished in 41 strokes, followed by Chacon and Schnappauf, both of whom finished in 43. Hernandez and junior Gino Frederick were not far behind with respective scores of 44 and 46. “Overall, a close match with several Coronado players missing really short putts that cost us this match,” comments Coach Gordon. After tallying the top five scores, Cathedral took the match by a small margin, 210-205.

The golf team currently holds a record of two wins to six losses.

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Upcoming Matches:
  • Monday, March 18 vs. St. Augustine’s High School at Riverwalk Golf Course @ 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 20 vs. Scripps Ranch High School at Coronado Municipal Golf Course @ 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 21 – Saints Tournament at San Diego Country Club @ 12:15 PM

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Andres is a student at Coronado High School. He was a part of the KCMS Broadcast Journalism program in middle school, giving him experience in the fields of both filmmaking and news coverage. Now writing for the high school newspaper and The Coronado Times, Andres aspires to become a writer in the future and will study philosophy and creative writing after he graduates. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com