By Ben Rosenthal | Staff Writer
The varsity golf team traveled to Indio, Cal., to play at the Terra Lago course for three days, from March 26-28. Pearce finished the team tournament at 28th overall.
“It was the first time we had been this far out of state to play in a tournament,” junior Trevor Freeman said. “It has been years since the golf team went out for a tournament.”
The tournament included a total of 47 teams from across the country, which included 30 of some of the best teams California has to offer. The tournament also included one Canadian team.
Coach Brandon Thomas, principal Philip Bates, two non-team chaperones, and the varsity golf team all traveled to California.
The team had a very busy weekend that included a lot of golf and travel. The team flew to California on Thursday, March 26, played 36 holes of golf on Friday, played 18 holes on Saturday, and then flew back to Dallas.
“We have tournaments in which we miss school quite often, but since this one was out in California. It was a lot more special,” Trevor said.
Collin Morikawa won the individuals tournament with a final of 197. Collin was on the La Canada team from La Canada, Cal. He set a record for the lowest hole individual round since the beginning of the tournament. Junior Will Lovelace finished 63rd overall in the individual with a 231 total. He had the highest individual score for Pearce.
“I played really hard and was pretty proud of the fact that I finished on top of the team,” Will Lovelace said.
The Pearce team finished 28th overall in the final team standings, with an overall score of a 956. They were 65 points away from the tournament team winners, Servite High School of Anaheim, Cal. However, Pearce was ranked seventh in teams from outside of California.
“We played well as a team, but our individual scores could have been better,” junior Patrick Groetzinger said. “The top of the individual scores were mostly from California and were really impressive.”