By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Maria Carrillo, led by Michael Danielsky’s 73, captured the North Bay League Tournament at Rooster Run in Petaluma on Monday.
The SCL also had its season-ending tourney with El Molino taking home blue ribbons at Windsor Golf Club.
Windy conditions made scoring difficult at Rooster Run and only three players shot under 80 on the par-72 course.
Rory Fette of Montgomery came in at 77 and Cardinal Newman’s Brandon Bone wound up with a 79.
Carrillo’s shot total was 419 and that was four strokes better than runner-up Montgomery.
Both schools will advance to the NCS tournament. The Pumas will play in the Division 1 qualifier Monday at Lone Tree in Antioch while the Vikings, the regular season champs, receive an automatic invitation to the Tournament of Champions on May 11 at Monarch Bay in San Leandro.
Danielsky’s round consisted of 15 pars, two birdies and a bogey.
“My irons were really good from 150 to 160 yards out,” the senior said. “The wind was a factor all day. When I had iron shots into the wind, I went up two clubs.”
With a 73, Danielsky wrapped up the season-long scoring title among NBL golfers.
“It’s an honor he deserves,” Carrillo coach Zach Christ said. “He put in the effort. He’s the first one to show up for practice and the last one to leave. He really dedicated himself to improving.”
Other Carrillo scores were: Jake Eastman (83), Mason Wheeler (86), Simon Choe (87) and Cameron Fernandez (90).
Meanwhile at Windsor, El Molino finished with 423 strokes, five better than runner-up Analy.
However, it will be the Tigers receiving the league’s automatic NCS berth to the Tournament of Champions. El Molino is expected to compete in the Division 1 qualifier.
Under the formula to determine the league champion, Analy finished with 12 points while El Molino had 11. The Tigers won the regular season title with a 10-0 record and picked up two points for finishing second on Monday.
Analy’s Nick Pearson shot a 4-over-par 76 to take medalist honors. The junior shot 36 on the back nine with two birdies.
“My short game and positioning off the tee improved on the back nine,” Pearson said. “Overall, I was pleased with how I played and I’m happy to be moving on with my team.”
El Molino’s Keaton Kithcart and Healdsburg’s Jona Holty finished one stroke behind Pearson.
Kithcart’s El Molino teammates were: Cutter Dittman (83), Trevor Schaap (83), Lake Romelli (86) and Gabe Velasquez (94).