A young Eureka boys golf team showcased its depth on Thursday, taking over top spot in the H-DNL season standings with another strong performance in round three of league play at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course.
The Eureka boys had five golfers shoot a 93 or better to post a two-stroke win over Fortuna in second, followed in third by Arcata, which was 13 strokes farther back.
The team win sees the Loggers leapfrog the Tigers in the season standings.
St. Bernard’s Jack Kramer had the top individual score of the day with a round of 76, which was three strokes better than Eureka’s Talon Vigil in second.
Vigil retained the lead in the season standings and widened the gap to seven strokes, with McKinleyville’s Mitchell Lyell still in second after shooting an 82 on Thursday, the sixth best round of the day.
Arcata’s Mason Alway, Fortuna’s Logan Calvert and Del Norte’s Kai Russell each shot an 81 to tie for third best score on Thursday.
It was the Loggers’ depth, however, that stole the show, and it was a particularly impressive performance for a six-man team that features four sophomores and two freshmen and a team that is playing well beyond its years.
In addition to Vigil’s big round, Julian Goodman and Jerome Lyons each shot an 85, while Wyatt Zerlang shot a 91, Nate Hill a 93 and Andrew Stewart a 97.
Lucas Senestraro and Adam Calvert each also impressed for Fortuna with rounds of 89, while teammate Dawson McHworter shot a 94.
The Huskies also displayed plenty of depth with five golfers shooting a 97 or better.
Beck Pederson also impressed for Arcata with an 85, while teammate Lennon Gieder shot a 91.