With the top spot on the line at Hunter Ranch Golf Course on Wednesday, Righetti snatched the PAC 7 boys golf title away from Arroyo Grande, beating the Eagles by six strokes, 379-385, heading into CIF-Southern Section team playoffs.
Arroyo Grande still advanced to Monday’s Central Coast Team Divisional at Cypress Ridge Golf Club, as did Atascadero and San Luis Obispo, which tied for third at 403 on Wednesday.
The Warriors’ Reilly McMahon medaled with a 2-under 70. Mitch Martin was right behind him for Arroyo Grande, shooting a 71. The Greyhounds’ Evan Lucado and the Tigers’ Kelton Porter each carded 77s.
Five of seven spots for the individual playoff spots were also decided.
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Macgregor Hoobery of Righetti qualified as the league champion. The other four automatic spots went to Landon Brown (Righetti), Martin, Doug Merrin (Arroyo Grande) and Adam Zakaria (San Luis Obispo).
The schools met for seven tournaments over the course of the year and the top six scores were taken for each player. The top five golfers after those calculations earned the automatic spots.
The final two individual spots will be decided today in a seven-player, 18-hole round at Blacklake Golf Resort.
The Southern Section individual competition begins May 16 in Camarillo.
Arroyo Grande 13, Righetti 2
Jesse Yancosek cruised, and the Eagles (17-6, 11-3 PAC 7) clicked offensively from the start in their win over the Warriors.
Yancosek pitched six innings, gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out eight.
Kyle Raubinger was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a double, and Brent Vanderveen finished 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Mike Fisher was 2 for 2 with a run scored, and Brady Muth had a solo home run in the fourth inning for Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande can clinch an outright PAC 7 title by wining three of its next four games, which would include two against second-place Paso Robles.
St. Joseph 6, Atascadero 3
Tanner Thompson was 3 for 4 with two RBI, but the Greyhounds (11-12, 5-9 PAC 7) fell to the Knights for the second straight day.
Spencer Ruggles was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Mitchell Angeloni was 1 for 2 with two runs scored for Atascadero.
Pioneer Valley 3, San Luis Obispo 2
The Panthers reeled off 11 hits, and the Tigers (10-11, 8-6 PAC 7) couldn’t match them and lost their second straight in the series.
Dakota Wells batted 3 for 3 with three singles and an RBI for San Luis Obispo, and Matt Sensenbach was 1 for 3 and scored a run for San Luis Obispo.
Morro Bay 6, Santa Ynez 4
Morro Bay is keeping the heat on Nipomo as the Pirates sit only a half-game behind the Titans in the Los Padres League standings after beating Santa Ynez.
Jasmine Singh came up with a couple of clutch two-out hits and finished 2 for 4 with four RBI.
Caitlyn Cowardin was 2 for 3 with a double, and Kylie Gacad was 3 for 4 with three runs scored for Morro Bay.
Templeton 14, Orcutt Academy 4
The Eagles (12-4) downed the Spartans in their regular-season finale Tuesday. Matt Murray led the way in singles, sweeping his sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. The other two singles players, Austin Harrington and Nathan Bebout, won two sets apiece.