Mountain View wins Titan Cup
Monday, September 17, 2012
For a golf team as deep as Mountain View is, the Titan Cup was a perfect event for the Thunder.
Six Mountain View golfers won in the morning best ball four-man and then also won in singles as the Thunder claimed their first Titan Cup title Monday at Camas Meadows.
Mountain View defeated Hockinson 4-1 in the morning and then knocked off Columbia River 7½-2½ in the afternoon of the Ryder Cup format tournament.
Taylor Smith, Zach Ng, Ryan Yeh, Zac Hoffman, Niko Magistrale, Collin Herrema all accounted for two points for the Thunder.
Smith and Ng defeated Hockinson's Nick Huff and Taylor Rennaker 2-up. Smith also topped Columbia River's Brandon Barnes 3 and 1.
"We couldn't have drawn it up any better," Mountain View coach John McCausland said. "In singles all our JV kids won their matches for five points, and the varsity players split (their matches)."
McCausland said his team has played in several of the past Titan Cups and "got smoked every year."
Not this time.
"The singles matchups worked well as we are very deep," McCausland said. "It was one of those days were the stars aligned."
TITAN CUP RESULTS
At Camas Meadows
Final team standings — 1, Mountain View; 2, Columbia River; 3, Union; 4, Hockinson.
Front 9, best ball
Mountain View 4, Hockinson 1
Russ Moroye/Zac Hoffman (MV) def. Zac Barclay/Jack Bloss 3 and 2; Ryan Yeh/Austin Chang (MV) def. Tanner Christensen/Tommy Beckley 2 and 1; Casey Turner/Jarred Gomez (H) def. Jacob Berg/Blaine Ellis 3 and 1; Niko Magistrale/Collin Herrema (MV) def. Diego DeLaTorre/ Michael Phillips 2 and 1; Taylor Smith/Zach Ng (MV) def. Nick Huff/Taylor Rennaker 2 up.
Columbia River 3½, Union 1½
Eddie Abellar/Logan Hansen (U) def. Grant Guernsey/Holt Douglas 2 and 1; Ian Spicer/Will Kellogg (U) vs. Brandon Barnes/Justin Gwinn (CR) all square; Matt Cornwell/Reed Guernsey (CR) def. Tyler Copp/Gunnar Drell 1 up; Grant Turner/Jason Anderson (CR) def. Sam Kille/Reis Warman 1 up; Nick Ayers/Sam Walker (CR) def. Jake Tucker/Ryan Carlson 2 and 1.
Back 9, singles
Union 7½, Hockinson 2½
(H) DeLaTorre (H) vs. Spicer (U) All square; Hansen (U) def. Phillips 5 and 4; Abellar (U) def. Huff 3 and 1; Kellogg (U) def. Rennaker 4 and 2; Copp (U) def. Christensen 3 and 2; Bloss (H) def. Drell 3 and 2; Kille (U) def. Turner 3 and 2; Carlson (U) def. Barclay 3 and 2; Gomez (H) def. Warman 2 up; Tucker (U) def. Beckley 5 and 4.
Mountain View 7½, Columbia River 2½
Walker (CR) def. Maroye 1 up; Hoffman (MV) def. Turner 1 up; Smith (MV) def. Barnes 3 and 1 ; Herrema (MV) def. Ayers 4 and 3; Yeh (MV) def. Guernsey 2 up; Ellis (MV) def. Holt 3 and 2; Cornwell (CR) def. Berg 4 and 2; Anderson (CR) vs. Chang (MV) All square; Ng (MV) def. Guernsey 4 and 2; Magistrale (MV) def. Gwinn 5 and 3.