LHS golf team in driver's seat
Lassen High School's golf team is making it look easy. "The guys are playing well and we're beating everyone to death," Lassen coach Jim Ernaga said. "All of our six players are in the top 11."
The Grizzlies fought 30 mph winds and extended their lead in the Westside League, topping the field again in the latest league meet at Glenn Country Club in Willows Thursday, April 18.
Travis Dunn led the way for Lassen, firing a 77, including a meet-low 36 on the front nine.
"Travis had an awesome round. He has really stepped up this year," Ernaga said.
Dunn was followed by teammates Kevin Spirk (78), Corey Brown (80), Jesse Abshire and Jack Lunsford (82), and Grant Harnish (88).
"Dunn has been No. 1 most of the year, but I expect Corey to pick it up and get on his game. Those can be considered as two of the section's top golfers," Ernaga said.
Dunn stands second in the overall league standings and Brown is a stroke behind in third. Oroville's Reid Scarff has a comfortable 16-stroke lead over Dunn for first.
Ernaga said he thinks his team can advance to the Northern Section Championships.
"We have an outside chance. We have to place in the top two, but this team can do it," he said. Lassen hosts the final league meet Thursday, May 2.