The Aptos High Mariners clinched their third straight Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship and completed their undefeated run through the league on Tuesday.
Aptos (14-2, 12-0) beat St. Francis High, 200-298, to secure the title and finished up its league season perfectly with a 203-245 victory over Harbor High.
Against St. Francis, sophomore Cole DeFrancesco and freshman Nick Gavasse tied for medalist honors by shooting a 3-over par 38 on the front nine of the Spring Hills Golf Course in Watsonville.
Sophomore Jake Lanagan fired a 40, junior Adam MacDonald finished with a 41, junior Johnny Staka also scored with a 43 and senior Noah Clarke rounded out the group with a 45.
St. Francis had Izzy Mendez (48), Bill Xiao (58), Aaron Soto (62), Dylan McKenna (62) and Devin McLeod (68) score.
Aptos will advance to the Central Coast Section tournament at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey on May 8, but not before the Mariners participate in the SCCAL Championships on Tuesday at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz at 1 p.m.
Aptos last year finished 11th as a team in the CCS regional round, but had alumnus Max Meltzer advance to the final round where he stunned the field to win the section’s individual championship.
The league’s individual championship will be up for grabs with Meltzer and last year’s league champ, Santa Cruz High’s Matthew Holcomb, no longer in the equation.
Here’s a look at the rest of the golfing action from this week:
The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs will enter Monday’s Monterey Bay League Finals at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey as the favorites to win the Pacific division championship.
Powered by seniors Dennis Yang and Connor Tran, M.V.C. has won four MBL-P matches throughout the season a year after being moved down from the Gabilan division.
Watsonville High’s Maximilian Ramirez, who finished second at league finals and was named the M.V.P. last season, will also golf on Monday.
The Wildcatz did not have enough golfers to field a team this season.