WENATCHEE - Sophomore Jacob Bos posted his lowest round of the year yesterday, leading the Sunnyside High School boys golf team with an 18-over-par 87 at the Jack Barnes Golf Invitational.
Staged at par-69 Three Lakes Golf Course in Wenatchee, Monday's tournament drew a field of 14 teams.
Sunnyside Coach Ryan Wattenbarger said his club didn't stick around to see the final results. He figures the Grizzlies finished near the bottom of the team standings, something the Sunnyside team is accustomed to, considering Wattenbarger is in the midst of rebuilding the boys golf program.
In posting the lowest Grizzly round yesterday, Bos was workman-like, averaging bogey for the 18 holes of play.
"He's starting to find his rhythm," Wattenbarger said of the sophomore. "Right now, he's just trying to get consistent."
Sophomore Nathan Espinoza turned in the second lowest round of the four Sunnyside golfers who made the trip to Wenatchee. Espinoza carded a 95, but that was well above his target score.
"He should be lower," said Wattenbarger. "Nathan is struggling with his irons right now," he said, adding that Espinoza has a new set of clubs on order.
The two other Grizzlies who competed Monday were junior Nick Navarro, who limped in with a 102; and freshman Andrew Rodriguez, who stumbled into the clubhouse with a 134.
The Grizzly linksters are now off through spring break. Their next scheduled competition is Thursday, April 9, at Columbia Point in the Tri-Cities.