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CV blows by Hoover

Edgar Melik-Stepanyan

NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- This just becomes too predictable.

Too easy.

And too monotonous.

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Does this sound familiar?

Another Hoover High-Crescenta Valley Pacific League boys’ golf match,

and, yet, once again, a Falcon victory, 210-255, Monday at Oakmont

Country Club -- running CV’s winning streak against its rival to too long

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for anybody to remember.

Five CV players occupied the top five spots on the leaderboard as the

Falcons (14-5, 6-3 in league) had another tune-up before league finals

begin in three weeks.

Falcon Paul Young continued his resurgence from early-season

struggles, shooting a five-over-par 42 to share low-medalist honors with

senior teammate Brian Yi.

Young parred seven of the front nine holes, including the first three.

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His only mishap came on the par-four seventh hole when he

quadruple-bogeyed.

“I think [my resurgence] is mostly mental because my swing hasn’t

changed that much,” Young said. “I’m concentrating on every shot.”

A work in progress is three-time defending league champion Michael

Park.

The CV senior has been struggling as of late -- shooting a 43 Monday

-- and according to Coach John Pehar, he has lost his focus.

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“If the league finals were to be played right now, he would be an

underdog,” Pehar said. “It’s all up to him right now. It’s a mind game.”

But Pehar doesn’t doubt Park’s ability to play his best golf when he

has to.

“In the last two years, he was behind going into the final day of the

league finals,” Pehar said. “But he came back and played outstanding and

won the league title.

“If he did it then, I’m not counting him out now.”

Pehar would also like to see better production from Park’s teammates.

“They have a long way to go, but they are running out of time,” Pehar

said. “In terms of high school golf, it’s too late to develop.

“We’re three weeks away from league finals and they have to be playing

their best.”

Hoover (3-7, 2-5) -- which has three sophomores, a junior and two

seniors on its roster -- was led by Nash Tannarong’s 45. Sophomore

teammate Philip Kim carded a 48.

“I’m just trying to get these young kids to develop,” Tornado Coach

Marc Ward said.

BOX SCORE

Oakmont Country Club

(3,301 yards, par 37) Crescenta Valley 210

Hoover 255

LEADERBOARD

1. Brian Yi (CV)**42

1. Paul Young (CV)**42

3. Michael Park (CV)*43

3. Joe Agnone (CV)*43

5. Brent McKnight (CV)*44

6. Nash Tannarong (H)*45

7. Philip Kim (H)*48

8. Jeremy Wetherholt (H)*52

9. Jeff Lee (H)*54

10. Alan Morton (H)*56

*low medalist


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