Monday, May 6 the Oakdale High School boys golf team made their presents felt. The team took second place at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals Division III Playoffs at The Ridge Golf Club in Auburn.
“It makes for a long day, getting up at 3:15 a.m. to head out on a bumpy van ride for two hours to go play a round of golf is not easy but we do it because we love this sport,” said senior Calvin Reed.
With a numerous talented teams in action, Oakdale placed second overall at 412, just behind Rio Americano at 396. The two teams qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course in Stockton. This tournament will be held on Monday, May 13 and is an 18-hole tournament. If Oakdale places, they will travel to El Macero for the CIF NorCals on Monday, May 20. The tournament will be played at El Macero Country Club.
Sophomore Ryan Meyer shot 70 on the day, which placed him second overall on the leaderboard. Meyer finished one stroke off the leaderboard. “It was a good day all around,” said Meyer. Meyer shot three under par in the front nine to get his successful day started. Tristan Jaramillo shot an 80 while both Ryan Wheatley and Calvin Reed each shot 84. “Playing in my first year, with these guys (my teammates) has helped me adapt to the level of play,” said Wheatley. Senior Jaramillo spoke on the team’s success as well, “The most difficult part of our game is mental, golf is a mental sport. We all know that and we (as a team) have adjusted to it.”
Rounding out the day for the Mustangs were Grant Weber (94) and Jordan Goodman (126).
The team also wanted to thank their coaches, Lee McGee and Tim Meyer along with Oakdale Golf & Country Club course pro Jonathan De Los Reyes.