Whitney, Lemmon lead Tiger golfers to victory
by PI Staff
Apr 10, 2012 | 437 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alex Whitney and Brian Lemmon continued to post impressive scores last week as the Patterson High boys golf team won another Western Athletic Conference match.

Whitney fired a 43-stroke game Thursday, April 5, and Lemmon shot 48 on Diablo Grande’s par-36 Legends course to lead Patterson to a 247-284 win against Central Valley High of Ceres.

“Alex has been our top performer for the past few weeks,” Patterson coach Richard Jones said. “He continues to be in the top two or three golfers almost every match.

“Brian has been steadily improving and spends more time practicing than just about anyone. Anyone who follows golf knows that every slight change in a swing alters everything, and it just takes time to come around.”

Jones said his team continued to play consistently across the board.

Luis Castaneda and Anthony Hughs both carded 49s for the Tigers (4-3 WAC) at Diablo Grande for the fourth-best scores of the day, and teammate John Grischott shot a 58.

“The biggest contributors have been Luis and Anthony,” Jones said. “If they can continue to post the kind of rounds they did (last) week, then we have a shot of getting back in the team playoff hunt.”

Jones said he was delighted with his team’s play, especially at the top of the lineup, as the season began to wind down.

”Our goal now is to try to beat Los Banos or Ceres, because they are the two teams ahead of us in the playoff race,” he said. “This will be tough, but I know our guys have it in them.”

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