GLF: Royals begin league by beating Dons

San Marcos' Chad Visser was medalist at Montecito Country Club on Tuesday. (Presidio Photo)

San Marcos’ Chad Visser was medalist at Montecito Country Club on Tuesday. (Presidio Photo)

 

Chad Visser’s 77 at Montecito Country Club on Tuesday elevated San Marcos to a 399-410 victory over Santa Barbara in the Channel League opener for both teams.

Visser, a sophomore, has been playing well for the Royals and was the medalist for the second match in a row. Visser recorded birdies on the par-5 seventh hole and the par-4 16th.

Andrew Rice’s 80, matched by Bennett Reichard, was key to the Royals’ victory. Chris Wong and Niels Andersen filled out San Marcos’ scorecard with 81s.

Santa Barbara was led by matching 79s from Brandon Crane and Preston Gomersal.

Both teams have their second league match on Thursday. The Dons host Dos Pueblos while the Royals host Buena at Rancho San Marcos.

SAN MARCOS 399, SANTA BARBARA 410

Medalist – Chad Visser, San Marcos, 77

San Marcos scores:
Andrew Rice – 80
Bennett Reichard – 80
Chris Wong – 81
Niels Andersen – 81

Santa Barbara scores:
Brandon Crane – 79
Preston Gomersal – 79
Eli Lux – 81
Torin Bjorkland – 85
Austin Coombs – 86

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