Oakdale High School’s boys golf team has completed its 2018 regular season with a 14-0 record. On Thursday, April 26 the boys capped off the perfect campaign with a 202-312 victory over Lathrop (8-6) at Old River Golf Course. In nine-hole action, freshman Ryan Meyer completed his first year of regular season play on top of the leaderboard with a 37 on the afternoon. This was the tenth time this season that Meyer finished on top.
“Ryan has stepped up as a freshman and been the medalist in ten of our matches this season averaging 36.85 for nine holes of golf,” said head coach Lee McGhee.
Max Moore shot a 40 on the day for one of his best outings of the year.
“Max has put in many hours in the offseason and has helped our team score as we work towards breaking 200 as a team on a consistent basis,” said McGhee.
Senior David Myrtakis closed the chapter on his regular season high school career with a 41. He has played all four years on the team.
“David has been a solid player for us for four years,” McGhee praised of his senior leader.
Also shooting a 41 on the day was junior Calvin Reed.
“Calvin continues for his third year as a top contender in our league,” McGhee noted.
Tristan Jaramillo was two strokes behind the duo with a 43 day.
McGhee praised Jaramillo’s game as of late.
“Tristan has improved his game over the last couple of years to be one of the top players in our league as well,” he said.
Wrapping up the day for Oakdale was Kyle Seese, who shot a 48 on the day, which was lower than any of the Spartans.
“Kyle is a first year player for us and has done very well breaking into the 40’s with a few of his match scores and has his best golf ahead of him as he is improving daily,” said McGhee.
The coach also acknowledged the team’s other players Jack Verdegaal, Brayden Gordon and Isaac Einhell.
“Jack started off the season in the mix but had an injury that has kept him sidelined and we look forward to him getting back in to action. Brayden saw his first match action versus Weston Ranch and did well for his first match,” explained McGhee. “Isaac has steadily improved. It is a fun group to work with that has lots of talent. I am looking forward to finishing our season a strong note.”
Following the match Oakdale took to Diablo Grande Golf Course on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Valley Oak League Championship. The 18-hole tournament took place following The Leader’s press time.
“Having a good finish there is our main focus right now. No matter where we finish from here on out they have done extremely well,” McGhee said of his team. “I can see it in them all that they are giving their best effort and striving to improve each and every day. Those lessons will serve them well as they move forward in golf and everywhere else in life.”