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Final Round Of Season For Freshman Golf Standout
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Nolan Harris from Oakdale tees off on the first hole Monday morning, May 16 at the Masters golf tournament at Elkhorn Golf and Country Club in Stockton. Jonamar Jacinto/The Leader

Monday, May 16 brought a hugely successful first high school season of golf to a close for Nolan Harris, a freshman at Oakdale High School.

“The California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section Masters level playoff for golf was played at Elkhorn Golf Course,” coach Lee McGhee said of the Monday event. “Elkhorn proved to be a very tough course for the competitors. The course has many areas that proved difficult to navigate.”

Oakdale was represented at the Masters by Harris having qualified as an individual.

“Participating in his first Masters tournament proved equally tough for Nolan this year. His score was not indicative of his outstanding play throughout the season,” noted McGhee. “He earned VOL MVP honors (All League), was the medalist in most of our matches, shot 73 in the first round of playoffs at Bing Maloney golf course in the DIII CIFSJS playoffs and definitely proved that he has the drive to excel in the sport of golf.”

Though finishing on a tough note, McGhee said it still was a tremendous experience and opportunity for the young player.

“I look forward to having Nolan continue his excellent play and seeing him keep pushing himself to achieve bigger goals throughout his high school career,” added McGhee.

On another front, a former Mustang-turned-Pirate has also done well on the links this season.

Moe Moe (Tristan) Jaramillo competed for the Modesto Junior College Boys Golf team at the Junior College State Tournament this week.

“He played very well shooting 71, 76 for a 147 total. Moe Moe has worked very hard to strengthen his game playing at MJC after being one of our top players at OHS,” McGhee said. “This should help him springboard into action wherever he chooses to continue his college and in his pursuit of playing golf at higher levels.”