With a comfortable 14-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 2021 Moore League boys golf individual championship, Wilson’s Matthew Schafer was competing against his own expectations.
After shooting a 70 in the final round of the tournament Thursday, Schafer won the championship with a 16-stroke lead over his Wilson teammate Ky Stopp.
“I played pretty solid,” Schafer said. “I was obviously hoping to break my brother’s record, I was just trying to shoot as low as possible. After the first few days I figured I had it in the bag so I was just trying to go low and hopefully get close to his record.”
Although he didn’t reach his brother Tyler’s record of 16-under, Schafer’s win made him and his brother the first set brothers to win the title since Will and George Madrid.
“He was really consistent all week,” coach Jeff Evans said of Schafer’s play. “That’s what you expect from a senior like that.”
Schafer had one of his best shots of the day on the 15th hole when he chipped in an eagle from 35 yards.
“I was trying to land it on the green and hopefully roll up and make birdie,” Schafer said.
With Schafer’s win, Wilson has had 11 out of the last 12 Moore League champions.
Joining Schafer as an automatic qualifier for CIF are his teammates Stopp, Jet Adame and Millikan’s Ethan Nash, Spencer Salcedo and Josh Balogh will represent the Moore League.