The Yosemite High School golf team moved closer to another North Sequoia League championship on April 17 at Eagle Springs (Brighton Crest) with its fifth consecutive NSL tournament victory.
Kevin Lauterbach led all golfers with 38 Stableford points to increase his league leading MVP status by four points over Chris Wick who came in fourth at Eagle Spring. Eddie Nixon continued his steady play with 36 points and a third place finish behind Jay Beene of Kerman. Yosemite scored 167 points to Kerman's 141.
"It was a good team effort on one of the toughest courses in the valley with windy conditions," said coach Reg turner..
On April 10 at Lemoore, Nixon scored 41 Stableford points with a 38 to lead the Badgers to their fourth NSL tournament victory.
Nixon, who claims his chipping enabled him to take only 11 putts, led a 1-2-3-4 Yosemite finish. Wick scored 39 points and Lauterbach and Matt Moneymaker came in with 37 points.
The team totaled their league average of 187 points to Kerman's second place finish of 141.
Liberty scored 131 points and Chowchilla came in with 121. Sierra totaled 93 and Washington Union had 84.
Yesterday (April 24) the Badger's hosted the final league tournament at Sierra Meadows. Results were not available at press time.
On May 1, the league 18-hole championship tournament will be help at Madera Muni.
The league champion goes on to the Area Tournament as well as individuals from other teams who reach a pre-determined qualifying score. -- Yosemite High correspondent