Despite more than a week since its last match, the Lake Havasu boys’ golf team won in dominant fashion on Thursday over Copper Canyon at Falcon Golf Club in Litchfield Park.
Lake Havasu defeated Copper Canyon by 40 strokes and was led by senior Cody Ayers who shot one under par in the nine-hole match.
“This is the kind of performance we all knew he was capable of,” said head coach Mike Washington. “He played controlled and it’s nice to see the work he puts in and to see him execute.”
Ayers converted three birdies on the day, including one on a par 4. He also birdied a pair of holes which are more than 500 yards.
Washington says Ayers’ play and guidance can not only be beneficial for his players but to opponents as well, as they have a first-hand look at what proper preparation and execution can do to one’s game.
The Knights occupied the top three scores in the match with senior Daniel Dion and junior Trent Dreisbach tying for second at seven over.
“I was very happy the way the seniors played,” said Washington. “There were lots of positives that came out of today.”
Sophomore Todd Wilson finished fifth overall by shooting +14 and junior Troy Anderson was tied for sixth at 16 over.
The course was familiar to Lake Havasu, but Washington was still aware of its challenges.
“It’s not the most challenging course, but there is trouble to be found,” said Washington who noted the distance to some holes as an obstacle.
The Knights have a quick turnaround and will compete in the Kingman Invitational today at 8 a.m. The Knights are scheduled to leave town at roughly 5:45 a.m.
“It’s going to be a tough morning, but we’re up for it,” said Washington. “Our preparation is helping us score the way we are.”