Diego Palladino shot a 74 for San Marcos, but the Royals fell a stroke short and lost to Ventura, 446-447, in a non-league bous golf match at Buenventura Golf Course on Thursday.

“It was obviously very close today and a real bummer to come up one shot short,” coach Jeff Ashton said. ” I think it was a great ‘learning’ day as we enter league play next week.”

San Marcos is 1-1.

Ventura 446, San Marcos 447
SM Scores
Diego Palladino 74
Blake Bornand 85
Andrew Chen 85
Cole Stevens 105
Tyson Briner 98

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