Eagle golfers open season with a pair of victories

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Del Oro High’s golf team has started the season with a pair of wins. The Golden Eagles opened with a 188-228 win over Del Campo and then followed that up with a 200-216 win over Placer. In the win over Del Campo, Eric Ash led the way with a one-under-par 35 on his card. He was followed by Austin Smotherman who tallied a 36 and Justin Raskin’s 38. Also playing at Turkey Creek against Placer, Smotherman fired an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors. Eric Ash and Robert Sahlit each shot 40, Justin Raskin added a 41, and Canyon Rowe added a 43 for the Eagles. Ryan Holden led the Hillmen with a 38. Rob Schauble and Nathan Bonner both shot 43. Austin Childress and Peter Kean added 46s as Placer lost its season opener. ~ Staff report