When Brawley Union High School's Jorden Tucker steps on a golf course's first hole, in his mind the challenge is not trying to play better than those he is grouped with but in the 300 yards ahead of him.
Staying focused on the task and not letting anything distract him has been the key to Tucker's success throughout the year and was the reason for his top performances last week.
Against Eastlake High School of Chula Vista, Tucker shot a 34 on the par-36 course, leading Brawley to a 193-212 victory.
He followed that by shooting a combined 160 over two days at the 30-team Kiwanis Tournament in Borrego Springs, where the Wildcats placed 12th.
"I usually go out there just trying to play steady and solid. At Borrego Springs I tried to stay in my golf game and focus on the course, not the other players with me," said the 17-year-old senior. "At that tournament, though, I think I could've played a little better than I did, but I was happy with how I finished."