The Atascadero High boys golf team finished third among 18 teams Monday at the CIF-Southern Section Central Coast Division Championships held at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande, advancing to the sectional finals for the fifth time in 11 years.
The Greyhounds carded a five-person total of 391 at the par-72 layout, trailing only Santa Barbara’s 358 and Righetti’s 370.
“There’s a great tradition (of making it to the finals) at our school, and we’re totally pleased with the outcome,” Atascadero coach Sam DeRose said.
Austin Kaiser paced Atascadero by carding a 73, followed by Casey West’s 76 and Austin Jensen’s 77. Dalton Womack shot a 78 for the Greyhounds, while teammate Alex Aguiar added an 87.
The finals will take place Thursday at the Redhawk Golf Course in Temecula.
San Luis Obispo placed fifth Monday at 395, followed by Arroyo Grande in sixth at 398. Adam Zakaria paced the Tigers at 71, aided by Tyler Anderson’s 77 and Spencer Rowley’s 80. For the Eagles, Matt McAustin shot a 72, while teammates Eric Skelton and Mitch Martin added a 74 and a 76, respectively.
Santa Barbara’s Jack Perry was the overall medalist at 66, while Righetti’s Macgregor Hoobery wasn’t far behind at 69.
BOYS TENNIS PLAYOFF PAIRINGSFour San Luis Obispo County boys tennis teams learned their opening-round opponents when the Southern Section released divisional brackets.
In Division 2, Arroyo Grande (16-3), the PAC 7 champion, will host West Ranch (8-6), the runner-up from the Foothill League, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
An hour later, San Luis Obispo (12-8), the No. 2 team from the PAC 7, will play at Adolfo Camarillo (12-5), the Pacific View League champion.
Those matches will be preceded by a wild-card contest at 3 p.m. today between host Atascadero (9-5), the No. 3 finisher from the PAC 7, and Rio Mesa (10-5), the third-place Pacific View squad. Meanwhile, in Division 4, also at 3 p.m. today, Templeton (8-7), which finished fourth in the Los Padres League, will play at Alhambra (9-10), the No. 3 finisher in the Almont League.
KENNY COMMITS TO AZUSA PACIFICSan Luis Obispo girls basketball standout Hannah Kenny has committed to Azusa Pacific, former Tigers coach Mike Godsey said.
This past season, Azusa Pacific went 29-7, reaching the NAIA national championship game.
As a senior, Kenny, a 5-foot-11 post presence, earned both all-San Luis Obispo County and all-PAC 7 first-team honors for the second year in a row, posting team highs of 15.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
She led the Tigers to a Division 4AA playoff berth, and her scoring and rebounding averages were each second in the PAC 7.