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Vikings down Tigers

April 20, 2001|By TIM YANNI, Sports Writer

With a west wind blowing shots all over the place, the Holtville High golf squad topped Imperial 485-510 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort here Thursday.

The medalist was Imperial's Kjartan Kjartansson, who shot an 84. Holtville's top shooter was Steven Hawk with an 86.

Holtville coach John Reschert said he was relieved to walk off the fairways with the victory.

"It feels good after all that's happened this week," Reschert said.

He said the Vikings are not at full strength because of an injury to top player Preston George, but some junior varsity players stepped up to compete on the varsity level.

"We're not as strong as we've been," Reschert said. "We're a good 20 strokes weaker than we should be.

"We have really good depth, though, and two of our J.V. kids shot 100."

Reschert said the wind was a big factor in driving up scores.

"The wind made a difference. Hole 17 into the wind destroyed everybody," he added, noting of 11 golfers who played the hole, only one salvaged a par three.


Holtville's John Hawk had the highlight of the day, scoring a double eagle on par-five hole No. 4.

"He hits a long ball," Reschert said.

Said Imperial Coach Claire Carter of her team: "I'm pleased with the way they played," adding the wind was not in anyone's favor.

"I'm not surprised that the scores were a little higher," Carter said.

She said her team needs to work on its short game in upcoming practices.

The Tigers and the Vikings play at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Blythe at the annual Jacket Scramble tournament.

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