Golfers fourth in Bandon Tournament

In their second golf tournament of the season, the Sweet Home boys shook off the jitters and placed fourth out of eight teams at Bandon, behind Brookings Harbor, Glide and Reedsport Thursday, March 26.

“We played much better,” said Coach Tom Horn, who described the course as “very challenging, probably harder than the first one we played. The guys were a little better prepared and felt a little better about themselves this time.”

Tavis Ramoz led the Huskies with an 83, six shots below his performance in the opener at Crooked River two weeks ago.

“Travis played much better,” Horn said. “He could have even better if he could have putted well. But we’ll take that.”

Jake Riggs was second for Sweet Home, shooting 48-43-91.

“Jake had a rough start but he righted the ship and played pretty solid after that,” Horn said.

Freshman Mike Fontenot, in his first tournament, shot an “outstanding” 94, going 48-46, while fellow freshman Paul Kim, in his first 18-hole round of his life, finished with 110.

“I was not unhappy with that,” Horn said.

Rounding out Sweet Home’s varsity five was Roman Kinney, who finished with 111.

Horn noted that Jason Rice, normally the number three player for Sweet Home, was missing from the line-up.

“Things are looking up,” he said. “We’ll have good days and bad days, but hopefully the good days will come at the right times.”

The Huskies play Thursday, April 2, at Arrowhead (Molalla). The girls played their opener Monday, March 30, but results were not available at press time. They play again Tuesday, April 7.