The Las Animas Trojan golf team was busy with three tournaments in five days.
The second week of golf for the Trojans was busier than the first week. With three tournaments in five days the boys were hard at it. On Monday the Trojans traveled to Lamar for their Invitational. On a windy day and only 10 scoring teams the golfers could just manage to best a couple of teams, posting a team score of 301. Individually Josh Japhet was low man this day shooting a 95, Bubba Martinez carded a 102, Justice Pryor shot a 104 and Brenden Garcia recorded a 105.
Tuesday the team was in La Junta for the Swink Invitational. This was the biggest tourney so far this year with 16 teams in attendance. The golfers would post their best team score in this early season, placing sixth, recording a very respectable 287. This day Garcia would be low scorer with a 92, Martinez came in with 96, Japhet was the third golfer to break 100 this day, carding a 99, and Pryor shot 106.
After two days of practice the Trojans traveled to Eads to compete. Here there were 13 scoring teams playing. Seven Trojan golfers traveled here to post two team scores. The varsity played very well and came home with the third place trophy, posting a score of 278. The JV also did well, tying for 11th. The golfers have been practicing hard, and their hard work is starting to pay dividends. Japhet came in as the medalist again for the Trojans, shooting a very nice 92, Martinez and Garcia right behind each shooting a 93 and Pryor carded a 108. This was the first competition for the JV golfers, and it was good for them to get a tournament under their belts this year. Freshman Mitch Garcia led this team with a nice 102, then another freshman, Brandon Garcia, shot a good 113 and sophomore Isaac Fernandez came in with a 132.
The Trojan varsity will have an open schedule the next few weeks but the junior varsity will have most of their tournaments in these next few weeks to come. Coach Kester is very pleased with this week’s progress, but there is a lot of hard work left to do.