Sports: Golfer Matthew Ingram Finishes Second in Trinity League, Best Individual Finish in 16 Years
by Ian Cook
With only 20 days left until summer, the spring sports of St. John Bosco have been able to keep their focus on their athletic season and not be distracted by the excitement of the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close.
The 2022 St. The John Bosco golf team is an example of one of the many spring sports that has been able to have a strong season thus far.
Recently, the Braves finished 2nd out of 16 teams in the Ontario Christian Tournament. Senior and Drew University commit, Matthew Ingram, was one of the key performers for the Braves during the tournament as well as in Trinity League play.
“Matthew Ingram took 2nd place in the Trinity League Individual Tournament, which is the highest finish a Bosco golfer has had in that tournament in 16 years,” said Head Coach Jack Hastert.
The Braves are 8-5 in dual matches and 7-1 in non-league matches. They have also shot under 200 in seven matches over the course of many years.
“I feel like our dual match record can be better but our non-league matches have been great so far. We have beaten some pretty good teams outside of the league like Long Beach Poly and Cerritos, so I think we’re in a good spot,” said Matthew Ingram.
In addition to the contributions Matt has made, junior Manny Huerta has the second best scoring average on the team, followed by junior Jesse Ramirez at 3rd, senior Aydn Morris 4th, and junior Andrew Chao 5th. There have also been contributions from juniors Carter Daley and Christopher Gonzalez.
“Although we’re not at the top of our league standings, we are having a good year, and I’m excited about where this group is headed. Everyone’s putting up good numbers and helping our team win these group and individual matches,” said sophomore Jacob Carrasco.
A big goal for the Braves this year was to achieve their first league win, which they accomplished by beating a very talented Jserra team 199-196. Another goal for the team was to have an above .500 record in non-league matches, which they were able to achieve by going 8-5.
Matthew Ingram has already punched his ticket to the CIF individual tournament with his 2nd place finish in the Trinity League tournament. However, with hopes to make the CIF Tournament as a team, the Braves will work to finish near the top of a very tough Trinity League.