- Lodi Flames golf at a glance
Coach: Jim Staal (eighth year)
2014 record: 23-1 (San Joaquin Athletic Association champions)
2014 playoffs: Won San Joaquin Athletic Association tournament and Division I South tournament, placed seventh at Masters
Key returners: Brad Reeves (junior), J.R. Kanemura (junior), Chad Hayes (senior), Kier Samson (junior) and Jacob Coons (senior).
Key newcomers: Justin Gums (freshman), Tyler Rowland (freshman), Dean Ky (freshman) and Evan Seibly (senior).
Player to watch: Brad Reeves, captain and San Joaquin Athletic Association player of the year last year, and Justin Gums.
Game to watch: March 31 and April 16 vs. St. Mary’s.
League favorites: “Should be a battle between Lodi and St. Mary’s, with Tracy and Lincoln close behind.” — Jim Staal
Coach’s comments: “We’re very deep. Lodi’s second team of six is strong than most teams’ first six. Our 11th and 12th can shoot low 40s on most days. In our scrimmage, players 7-12 shot 218 (players 1-6 shots 202). Only senior currently in top eight and four of them are freshmen. The best years are still to come.” — Jim Staal
Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 am
The Lodi Flames varsity boys golf team finished fifth out of 12 in the Del Rio Invitational Preview with a score of 434 at Del Rio Country Club in Modesto on Monday.
Brad Reeves led the team with a 75 and missed tying as medalist by one stroke.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 am.