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Burroughs Golf Evens Things Up With Arcadia

The race to a Pacific League title in boys golf got a little more interesting Monday afternoon.
In a makeup from a match that was rained out earlier this season, Burroughs pulled even with Arcadia at DeBell Golf Course.
The Indians were just 11 strokes over par en route to a 20-stroke victory over the Apaches on the par-71 course.
Burroughs shot 366 and Arcadia shot 386. Crescenta Valley finished third by shooting 422. Burbank, which was without top golfer J.J. Nakao, who was celebrating his birthday, shot 437. Pasadena was fifth shooting 464.

Niko Coccio

“We all feel real comfortable here. The punched greens are kind of killing us because we’re not able to make as many puts as possible,” Burroughs Niko Coccio said. “I’m feeling confident that we can come out Thursday and win again. That will give us a good shot to win league.”
Burroughs sophomore Kodiak Hernandez was the low medalist shooting an even par.
“It feels good, but I hope the team can come together again on Thursday,” Hernandez said.
Freshman Lincoln Melcher and Coccio, a junior, were both just one stroke behind. Burroughs sophomores Daniel Gonzalez and Ryan McGowan followed by shooting 75 and 76 respectively. Senior Jake Panikowski shot 84.
Burbank High was led by sophomore Frank Maslyk, who shot 82. Senior Louie Calzado shot 84. Sophomore Kevin Kienlen shot 87. Senior Devin Blazon shot 91 adn freshman Ari Ahmed shot 93. Freshman Luke Carnegie shot 102.

Arcadia, like Burroughs has just one senior in its top six. Juniors Warren Oetojo and David Ju each shot 75 and fellow junior Justin Chen shot 76. Junior Josh Kwon shot 80 as did senior Kylen Yu. Sophomore Warren Lin shot 84.
For Crescenta Valley, Nate Frink shot 76 and Hank Norman shot 77.
Pasadena High was led by Jerome Dimalaluan, who shot 81.

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.

Burroughs, Burbank Excited About Boys’ Golf Teams

The Burroughs and Burbank High boys’ golf teams have traditionally been competitive over the years. But they also not been considered a strong threat to Arcadia High, which has dominated the league for years. Things could change in 2019 as both local teams appear to be stronger ready to put together a strong showing against the Apaches and the rest of the Pacific League.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Burroughs
The Indians should push Arcadia High for the league title. Freshman Lincoln Melcher is a pleasant addition as has already given a verbal commitment to UCLA.

Senior Jake Panikowski has been a key leader in the last two seasons and figures to do the same once again.
Burroughs has a solid group of sophomores in Kodiak Hernandez, Ryan McGowan, Trey Sanchez, and Jack Nitzsche as well as junior Niko Coccio.

Senior Dylan Roy is also in the running for a varsity spot.

“As a coach in my 11th season, I have never had a better balance of solid golfers both mentally and physically. This is the best shot we’ve had since I’ve been coaching to win a league title. That is our clear goal this season,” Burroughs Coach Greg Everhart said.

Two league matches will be held at DeBell Golf Course, the second league match on March 6 and the fifth league match on April 11.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Burbank
The Bulldogs were young last year are still relatively young but have gained some valuable experience.
Sophomores J.J. Nakao and Kevin Kienlen are back as is junior Hayden Chase. All were solid performers last season.

Seniors Louie Calzado and Devin Blazon also figure to be in the mix along with freshman Ari Ahmed, sophomore Frank Maslyk and juniors Brian McCarthy and Nick Toczek.

“We are hoping to improve on accomplishments from last season,” Burbank coach Doug Grimshaw said. “The goal is to finish in third place or better in the Pacific League and send two or more individuals to the CIF playoffs and qualify our team for the CIF playoffs.”