Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 3:38 pm in Uncategorized.
Do not play poker with De La Salle golf coach Leo Lopoz.
Lopoz has said all season that his team wasn’t very good, and that all the Spartans wanted to do was advance to the next round.
And he has said this all year with a straight face.
If the Spartans aren’t a good team, I don’t know who is.
De La Salle fired its best 18-hole round of the season with a five-golfer score of 6-over-par 366 to win the NCS South Qualifier on May 7.
Andrew Haggen and J.P. Gross led the Spartans with 1-under-par 71s, and the rest of the Spartans shot a 78 or lower to best second-place Foothill by five strokes.
I wonder what he and the rest of the Spartans have in store for Monday’s NCS Tournament of Champions.
In Lopoz’s defense, De La Salle did graduate three of its top five golfers and lost a fourth to the David Leadbetter Academy. Brian O’Regan is the lone Spartan that returned from last year’s state title team. De La Salle beat Cathedral Catholic-San Diego by one-stroke to secure its first title.
If Lopoz is this good at believing the Spartans aren’t very good, then imagine what he is like with green felt, some cards and plastic chips in front of him.
I know one thing, I’m not playing poker with him.