Marana boy’s golf part of local youth movementby Andy Morales on Sep. 16, 2013, under Sports
The Marana boy’s golf team posted a 158 at Quarry Pines last Wednesday and, in doing so, became the first Marana squad to ever post a state-qualifying mark. With at least 10 freshmen on Robert Moreno’s roster, the Tiger’s can expect quite few more.
Marana hosted Desert View on Monday and youth ruled the day again as freshman Kyle Mundy posted a 37 to lead the charge. Mundy is a Colorado transplant who moved to the Tucson area about a year ago after a brief stay in the Phoenix area.
“I feel pretty good about our team,” Mundy said. “We are young and have a lot of potential.” Mundy feels Quarry Pines is the perfect course for his game due to its narrow fairways.
Also scoring for Marana were Steven Middleton (41), Dylan Telford (41), Patrick Bersack (46), Sean Moreno (47) and Stephen Kazmierczak (48).
Linda Reinke brought two golfers with her from Desert View. Marcus Gomez put in a 58 and Julian Partida a 44.
Partida is only a sophomore and his game is continually improving to the point where he, like the boys on the Marana squad, should be a familiar name by the end of his junior year. Partida likes the game because of the competition but he has been unable to convince his friends to play due to the lure of football.
His younger sister, Marissa, has been a strong presence on the junior circuit. Only a third grader, she looks to be a force come high school time.
Desert View visits Sunnyside on Wednesday (Torres Blancas) and Marana will visit Pueblo (El Rio).