Hilltopper Golf Continues To Shine

Los Alamos Boy’s Golf Team with their first place trophy. Courtesy photo

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos boy’s and girl’s golf teams continued their impressive seasons at the Arroyo del Oso golf course on Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights.

Girl’s Golf

The Los Alamos girl’s golf team picked up another top three finish at the La Cueva and Highland High School combined invitational. The ‘Toppers also earned their second team leg qualification to make the NMAA state tournament in the spring of 2018. Los Alamos needs one more leg to earn their spot.

The ‘Toppers have two more opportunites to earn their final leg while hosting a four team Los Alamos Golf Fall Finale with the boy’s team on Monday, Oct. 23 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Los Alamos finishes the fall leg of the schedule in the Bosque School Invite at the Albuquerque Country Club Oct. 30.

Team Results:

1. Rio Rancho 370
2. La Cueva 373
3. Los Alamos 385
4. Hope Christian 449
5. Highland 474
6. Volcano Vista 476
7. Cibola 489

Los Alamos Scores:

Jessica Osden – 78 (Winner of girl’s individual) 4th leg
Leah Mountain –  90 (3rd individual leg. qualified for state tournament)
Muira Mowrer – 98
Kat Mowrer – 118

The girls earned their 2nd team leg towards the state tournament, leaving them needing only one more leg to qualify.

 Next up:

Oct. 23 Los Alamos Fall Invite Finale. 10 a.m. Shotgun start.

Boy’s Golf

Considered one of the top 5A teams in the state, the Los Alamos boy’s golf team picked up another win in Albuquerque against a field of the top metro area schools. The worst showing the boy’s golf team this season was a second place finish at Grants Invite. They have won all three other tournaments they’ve played in thus far. “It’s good that the boys to get another win in a quality field in Albuquerque. As a team, we didn’t have our best stuff for most of the day,” said Head Coach Anders Ainsworth. “Sean, Logan, Davis, and Brandan put quality rounds together. Sean’s 75 could have easily been a 68-70 if a few putts had gone in. He made nothing all day outside of 5 feet and still shot 75 bringing home 2nd place individually.”

The ‘Toppers were able to win by six strokes or more over 6A powers La Cueva and Rio Rancho after struggling on the course. “We will get back to work this week focusing on holing some putts as well as hitting wedge shots to specific distances. Our team needs to make more birdies by hitting wedges closer giving ourselves better opportunities to score. I’m proud of the boys for holding it together today when overall it was a struggle,” Ainsworth added.

The ‘Toppers will host a four team Los Alamos Golf Fall Finale with the girl’s team on Monday, Oct. 23 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start before finishing the fall leg of the schedule in the Bosque School Invite Oct. 30.at the Albuquerque Country Club.

Team Results:

1. Los Alamos 317
2. La Cueva 323
3. Rio Rancho 336
4. Valley 338
5. Valcano Vista 349
6. Atrisco 350
7. Hope Christian 355
t8. Albuquerque High 361
t8. Manzano 361
10. Sandia 367
11. Highland 400
12. Cibola 436
No Team Score:  West Mesa, Rio Grande

Individual Results:

1. Bowen Davis, Manzano 71
t2. Sean Rau Los Alamos 75
t2. Christian Arguello Hope Christian 75
t4. Logan Bishop Los Alamos 77
t4. Jamar Hylton Rio Rancho 77

Los Alamos Scores:

Sean Rau 75
Logan Bishop 77
Davis Johnson 80
Brandan Duran 82
Jacob Benelli 85
Henry Poston Disqualified (Played the wrong ball on first hole.)

 Next up:

Oct. 23, Los Alamos Fall Invite Finale. 10 a.m. Shotgun start.

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