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Arcadia Boys Golf Evens Things Up With Burroughs

 

It will be a long road to see who will capture the Pacific League title in boys golf this season.
Arcadia High made sure of that Thursday when the Apaches were victorious at Griffith Park’s Harding Golf Course by scoring 386 over five competitors on the Par 72 course. Burroughs was second by shooting 395. Burbank followed in third at 398, followed by Crescenta Valley at 409 and Pasadena at 472.
Burroughs freshman Lincoln Melcher won low medalist honors shooting a three-under-par 69.

“I felt pretty confident. My drives were going really far. The greens were pretty firm so you had to keep it below the hole. I think I adapted to that pretty quickly and I think that’s how I played better,” said Melcher who is committed to UCLA.

Melcher said he knows it will be a fight for the league title.
“Arcadia is good competition. We didn’t have our best rounds today. I think we have a good chance at beating them next time,” he said.
Thursday’s match was the second of six league matches the teams will play. Last week’s match that was scheduled to be played at DeBell Golf Course was postponed due to rain.
Burbank High sophomore J.J. Nakao, fresh off a weekend victory in the San Diego area in the Toyota Tour Cup at Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, was very impressive in being just one stroke behind Melcher by shooting 70.
“I wasn’t really happy with my round today, but I’ll take it,” Nakao said. “I hope I can play better. It is what it is.”

Also for Burroughs was sophomore Kodiak Hernandez, who shot 78. Senior Jake Panikowski shot 82. Sophomores Ryan McGowan, Trey Sanchez and Dylan Vallejo all shot 83.
For Burbank High, sophomore Kevin Kienlen shot 77. Freshman Ari Ahmed shot 78. Frank Maslyk shot 86, Louie Calzado 87 and Billy Malipun 101.

The teams will meet up again in two weeks at Santa Anita Golf Course, which is Arcadia’s home.

Burbank, Burroughs See Bright Future in Boys Golf

A year ago the Burbank High boys’ golf team finished tied for second in the Pacific League. Much of that team has graduated, but the Bulldogs have a good crop of young talent. Burroughs also has a number of young and talented golfers, which should keep both schools competitive for years to come.

Burbank

The Bulldogs are young but have lots of potentials. Freshmen J.J. Nakao and Kevin Kienlen both have junior tournament experience. Sophomores Hayden Chase and Nick Toczek both spent time on the varsity last year. Sophomore Brian McCarthy should also be in the Bulldogs’ top five.

Junior Devin Blazon and senior Adam Barnfather will also be fighting for spots within the top seven.

“We are a young team, but we have a decent amount of experience,” coach Doug Grimshaw said. “The good thing about having such a young team is that these guys will be together for the next three years, which really gives us a chance to build up our program. Our goal is always to qualify for the playoffs, but it’s hard to know for sure how realistic that is until the season starts.”

Burroughs

The Indians are led by senior captain Aaron Cohen. Junior Jake Panikowski was consistently one of the Indians best players last season and should challenge for the top spot.  Also returning are juniors Dylan Roy, Rob Ceja and Myles Sherry. Tyler Mashore is another junior who could figure into the lineup.

Sophomores Hayden Campbell and Niko Coccio, as well as freshmen Kodiak Hernandez, Ryan McGowan, Trey Sanchez and Ells Nitzche, could all see time on the varsity.

“Burroughs was a young team with athletic and talented freshmen who will make an immediate impact on varsity and the Pacific League,” coach Greg Everhart said. “We have a chance for a league title if everyone plays to their potential. Our consistency will be key.”