The Parker Broncs golf team must like playing at their home course, Emerald Canyon. They played well and posted some good scores in two rounds there last week. While the Bronc veterans posted some good scores, the younger Broncs with little golf experience showed some real progress and talent.
From PHS Golf Coach Chad McKenzie:
On Monday, April 11, a very windy day, Parker hosted River Valley and Kingman Academy at Emerald Canyon. Kingman Academy had a 191, Parker a 193 and River Valley a 221. That’s three matches in a row we have played pretty good golf, though our chipping and putting still needs a lot of work.
Two weeks ago, the Broncs were ranked 56th of 65 teams in state, but we have climbed up to 41st. Your ranking is based on your best 7 scores out of 14 matches and we still have a few bad scores we would like to kick out. Tallia Robledo and Jacob Bennett each carded a 46. That is two rounds in a row Tallia has broken 50. Tillman Wedemeyer shot a 47 and Ian Weatherford had a career best 53. Ian would have also broken 50 but the last hole into the wind got him.
On Thursday, April 14, Parker was again at home. Trivium Prep shot a 178, Parker and Odyssey Prep each had a 200. Ethan Sale led the Broncs with a 47. Jacob Bennett had a 49. Dirk Maxwell and Tallia Robledo each shot a 52. Bryan Bojorquez had a career low 58. Bryan just started the game on Feb. 7. Junior Dylan James had his first ever par on hole 5 and Freshman Rose Twyman had her first bogey (one over par), a 5 on hole 3. Next week we will see if we can take our improved play on the road. We have five matches left.
The Broncs have one match this week, and it’s on the road. They’ll travel on April 21 to the Aguila Golf Course, where their scheduled opponents will be Coolidge and Heritage Academy Laveen.