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Quincy golf team members, from left, coach Damien Frank, junior Joan Frank, junior Jessica Tittle and sophomore Serena Polzak. Not pictured, but also on the team are: Amanda Radar (sophomore) and Samantha Busselen (sophomore). Photo submitted

Golfers putt around waiting for greens to dry

The golf schedule remains whole at this stage of the game, but the Mt. Huff opener has been pushed back a week for rain. If things clear up from here, all will be well. If Mother Nature is not yet done with us, the golf schedule may suffer.

All high school league golf matches on the green tee off at 1 p.m., except for Grizzly Ranch, which starts a tad earlier at 12:40 p.m.

Portola High School sent six of their eight to 10 golfers to participate in the Table Mountain Tournament near Oroville on April 9.

“We participated last year,” said PHS head golf coach Bill Davis, “and it’s a good deal.”

The Portola golfers are physically positioned to take advantage of a number of premium courses and have been given a hand by professionals at Whitehawk Ranch, Plumas Pines and Graeagle Meadows, more on that later.

Quincy golf team sports a crew of five young women. Head coach Damien Frank is learning the ropes as a first year coach. But every team has had their hands full with all of the rain leaving no opportunity for course play or practice.

Chester golfers are supported by seasoned head coach Ronnie Theobald of Bailey Creek Golf Course and like Portola, CHS golfers are surrounded by a number of excellent courses.

“We are a very small team this year,” said Theobald. “Portola on the other hand has a strong team and should be very difficult to beat.”

Three Chester Volcano golfers also headed to Table Mountain for a warm up round. The eligible team players are Colt Beres, Jesse Townsend, Kevin Story and Sierra Clark. On the Volcano team pending eligibility are golfers Kurt Stiarwalt and Colin McNeil. We will look for them later in the season.

Downieville High School generally has a golf team headed up by coach Tom Potter although they may still be digging out of the snow.

Greenville has had a team in the past, but not this year.

Plumas Charter School may be the next new team we see on the course. PCS has a golf club that may soon transition into a team for the Badgers.

Soggy weather has postponed any openings for now. The world-class courses will surely be outstanding after such a moisture-filled winter when they finally open. Hopefully, for high school golfers, it will be before school is over.

Updated golf matches

4/18 Mount Huff

4/23 Graeagle Meadows

4/25 Plumas Pines

4/30 Whitehawk Ranch

5/2 Grizzly Ranch

TBA Lake Almanor CC

TBA Bailey Creek

5/7 NSCIF Championship

5/14 Masters Tournament at Bailey Creek

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