Weed High School won its second consecutive Shasta Cascade League golf championship and is advancing as a team to the Northern Section Division II?Championship on May 5 at Lake Shastina Resort, the Cougars’ home course.
Sophomore Jake West came from behind on the final day of the regular season to win his second consecutive SCL?Most Valuable Player award and was joined on the all-SCL?first team by teammates Liam Hagerty, Robert West and Tanner Shelton.
Freshman Daulton Davis made first team all-league for Mount Shasta, which placed third in the final 2009 SCL standings behind Weed and Modoc.
Adam Anderson of Weed and Bears Jordan Kiser and Matt Houston earned honorable mention.
Steve Neel of Weed was voted Coach of the Year.
All-league and honorable mention are both determined by points the players accumulate throughout the season.
Jake West led the points race for much of the season, but then fell behind Modoc’s Jeff Solomon by one point after last Wednesday’s league match at the Mt. Shasta Resort.
The MVP award was up for grabs in the final league match the next day at Modoc’s Arrowhead Golf Course.
West beat Solomon by three on the front nine and needed at least a tie on the back nine to finish on top. But he trailed by two with four holes to play, then shot two-under par the rest of the way – including a birdie on the final hole – while Solomon shot one-over.
After having an off-day at Mount Shasta, West shot 70 on Thursday at Arrowhead, his best score yet in an SCL?match.
He said playing in the same foursome with Hagerty added to his comfort level that day.
The Cougars finished the season with a 48-2 record in league, while Modoc was second at 40-10.
Weed lost for the first time at the Mount Shasta Resort last week, losing one nine to Modoc and one nine to Mount Shasta.
But the Cougars bounced back to win both nine at Modoc.
Both Weed and Modoc qualified as teams for the Division II?tournament, while Davis and Kiser of Mount Shasta were both individual qualifiers.
They’re all hoping to advance to the section championships the following week in Chico.