The Parker Broncs golf team had two matches last week, and they improved their team score by 15 strokes for the week. They came out first of three teams in their first home match of the year, which was played March 30 at the Emerald Canyon Golf Course.
On March 29, the Broncs traveled to Mohave Valley to play River Valley and Kingman Academy at the El Rio Golf Club. River Valley’s team score was 168, Kingman Academy was 207 and Parker was a 216, a 9-stroke improvement over their previous game. Ethan Sale had a 47. Jacob Bennett had a career best 51. Tallia Robledo had a 59 and Tillman Wedemeyer also had a 59.
The next day, March 30, the Broncs has their first home match of the season at Emerald Canyon. The Broncs faced the Page Sand Devils and the Bagdad Sultans. Parker brought their team score down by six strokes and shot a 210. This was made all the more impressive because the wind was about 25 mph. The Broncs topped the other two teams, as Page had a 228 and Bagdad had a 260.
Ethan Sale led Parker with a 49. Jacob Bennett had a 52. Senior Brayden Page, who struggled the first two matches, finally started to find his swing and shot a 54. Tallia Robledo shot a career best 55.
“I think if we continue to work on our game we can get our scores down under 200,” Coach Chad McKenzie said. “That is a reasonable goal for us.”
The Broncs have two matches this week, both on the road. They’ll face River Valley again on Tuesday, April 6, and then play Odyssey Prep April 8.
Their next home match will be Monday, April 12 against Kingman Academy and River Valley at Emerald Canyon. Tee time is 2 p.m.