San Juan High School boys golf team finishes sixth in Richfield
The San Juan High School boys golf team headed to Richfield, UT on Wednesday, September 9 for a regular season Region 12 match at the Cove View Golf Course.
The Broncos brought home a sixth-place finish from the match. Up to six players can compete in a region match, with the four best scores counting toward the team total.
Jace Johnson and Cadin McPherson each fired a round of 99 to lead San Juan. The Broncos also counted Marty Clinger’s 119 and Easton Langston’s 121 in their four-man total.
Dresden Seeley (122), Trevin Palmer (130), Koen Cosby (136), and Preston Imlay (134) also made the trip to Richfield and recorded a score.
Carbon’s Bode Salas shot a 74 for the best individual score of the day.
Grand won the week with a 337, while Richfield shot a 345 to take second, and Carbon was third at 350. South Sevier, who shares Cove View with Richfield as their home course, hosted the tourney and took fourth place with a 355.Emery shot a 382 and San Juan shot 419.
I caught up with San Juan head coach John Young and senior Jace Johnson for an impromptu interview after the match.
“The course was tough with the cold and the wind, and the greens were firm and fast today,” coach Young said. “But we had our best team score of the season, and McPherson and Seeley had personal bests. We’re trying to get better each week. So far, so good,” he added.
Johnson has been on the Bronco golf team all four years he’s attended the school, and his family has been a big part of the program. “My mom [Tracy] was the high school boys golf coach for quite a while,” Johnson said.
He had mixed feelings about his round in Richfield. “I felt like I could have played a lot better. My irons were okay and my putting was pretty good, but my drives weren’t too good today.”
Johnson says one of the things he likes most about golf is that it’s a lifetime sport. “Out here I get to meet new people, make new friends, and try to improve my game,” he explained.
The Broncos played another region match in Moab on Tuesday, September 15. The team is trying to qualify for the 3A state tournament coming up October 7-8 at the Round Valley Course in Morgan.