La Canada boys’ golf finishes unblemished Rio Hondo League run
La Cañada’s Jason Del Fierro watches a chip shot rise from a very low position onto the sixth green in a Rio Hondo League boys’ golf match against San Marino at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Thursday, April 27, 2017.(Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
La Cañada’s Jason Del Fierro tees off on the seventh in a Rio Hondo League boys’ golf match against San Marino at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Thursday, April 27, 2017.(Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Though it’s a new era for the La Cañada High boys’ golf team, many of the goals remain the same.
One was extending the Spartans’ streak of dominance in the Rio Hondo League.
La Cañada completed an undefeated league run Thursday following a 195-208 win against San Marino at La Cañada Country Club.
The Spartans (10-0, 8-0 in league) wrapped up the league championship Tuesday with a win against Monrovia and have won 13 consecutive league titles.
“You just want to keep that streak going, though you know it’s not going to last forever,” La Cañada first-year Coach Derrick Williams said. “It’s great to win league again and even better to do it by going undefeated, even though in wasn’t necessarily a goal to go undefeated.
“We have such a deep team and we have guys showing up. There’s a lot of potential throughout the lineup.”
Despite gusty winds throughout most of the match, La Cañada received a three-over-par 37 from Jason Del Fierro, a 38 from Max Kinsel, 39 from Dylan Choi, 40 from Eduardo Torres and a 41 from Andrew Ricci.
The Spartans will compete in the two-day league individual finals, beginning Tuesday and ending Wednesday at Marshall Canyon Golf Course in La Verne.
La Cañada will then compete at the CIF Southern Section Central Coastal Team Divisional on May 15 at The Alisal River Course in Solvang.
“We were able to win league and now we want to do well at our league individual tournament,” said Williams, a former Michigan State University men’s golfer and the Glendale Community College women’s coach. “We’ve got some time to prepare for that and then get ready for the playoffs. We ultimately would like to get to state.”