If the state 5A-I boys golf championship was this weekend, it wouldn’t be too soon for Mountain Pointe coach Tony Ramseyer.
“We’re on a roll,” Ramseyer said after the Pride won the boys 27-hole Tempe City Invitational tournament by 17 strokes over Chandler Perry (422-439) last weekend at the Ken McDonald course.
Desert Vista finished third with a team total of 440, 20 strokes better than fourth-place Tempe Corona del Sol (460).
The Pride’s team total of 292 was one shot off a school record set in 2005 over the same course.
Mountain Pointe’s Chris Felix shot an 18-hole round of 66, six under, on Saturday and finished with a 102, a shot behind medalist Trey Kaahanui from Tempe McClintock.
Pride senior Conrad Isley shot a three-under 69 and carded a 104 followed by sophomore Mike Anderson’s one-under 71 on Saturday and 103 for the tournament.
“We almost had three scores in the 60s (on Saturday) and we’re just starting to play well,” Ramseyer said. “It isn’t just Mike. Conrad and Chris are on a roll to and Austin (Fletcher) has been a steady-Eddie.”
Fletcher shot a 37-76-113 followed by Justin Hyden at 39-80-119.
Desert Vista had two players shoot under par on Saturday. Sophomore Cody McManus led Desert Vista with a 35-71-106 followed by senior Erik Long-Goheen with a 37-70-107. Brad Goodlander fired a 37-75-115.
The Super Regional qualifying rounds will be held next week in Maryvale and this year’s state tournament the second week in November has moved from Aguila in Laveen to the Papago Golf Course on the Phoenix-Tempe border.
Mountain Pointe finished fourth and Desert Vista was sixth last season with most of the same players that will be on the course this season.
The Pride’s best finish was a second in 1995.
“We have a good chance this year if we just stick to what we’re doing,” Ramseyer said. “The boys believe in themselves.”
Other team finishers in the Tempe City Invitational were:
Gilbert Desert Ridge (464), McClintock (474), Tempe Marcos de Niza (476), Casa Grande (488), Mesa Skyline (523), Mesa Westwood (553) and Tempe (603).