U-Prep boys capture first Masters title in school history, Stephens medalist with 67

U-Prep’s boys golf team poses with the Northern Section Masters championship trophy with coach Joe Maikranz (far right) Tuesday in Corning. Mark Stephens (middle) was the NSCIF medalist. (Contributed photo)

University Prep’s boys golf team can call it a clean sweep.

The Panthers followed a perfect Northern Athletic League run and the Northern Section Division II title with a Northern Section Masters championship Tuesday at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning, their first Masters team title in program history.

Leading the way like he has all year is Mark Stephens, who shot a 5-under 67 to become the Northern Section medalist.

U-Prep’s team of Brennan Mullen (79), Tanner Stephens (81), Trevor Jones (83), Marcus Prettyman (90) and Todd Mehr (94) helped the Panthers shoot a 400. Pleasant Valley was second with a 429, Chico shot a 447 and Durham shot 543. U-Prep and PV head to CIF Northern California championships as a team while Chico’s Brayden Russo (1-under 71), Foothill’s Caleb Martin (76), Red Bluff’s Kurtis Rodriguez (79) and Portola’s Owen Bowling (84) each qualified for NorCals as individuals.

U-Prep’s Mark Stephens poses with the trophy as the Northern Section’s top golfer. (Contributed photo)

PV was led by Chase Fleshman, who shot a 3-over 75, the third-best score on the day. Other Shasta County golfers who competed included West Valley’s Connor Edwards (87), Logan Scholberg (90), Shasta’s Ty Farrell (94) and West Valley’s Legend Rubio (106).

The CIF NorCal championships are Monday at El Macero Country Club near Davis.


U-Prep 400
Pleasant Valley 429
Chico 447
Durham 543

Top 10 Leaderboard
1. Mark Stephens, U-Prep…67
*2. Brayden Russo, Chico…71
3. Chase Fleshman, PV…95
*4. Caleb Martin, Foothill…76
*5. Kurtis Rodriguez, Red Bluff…79
6. Brennan Mullen, U-Prep…79
7. Tanner Stephens, U-Prep…81
8. Landon Williams, PV…82
9. Trevor Jones, U-Prep…83
*10. Owen Bowling, Portola…84
*NorCal Individual Qualifier