Prep Golf: Isaiah Wilson wins third straight MRL title –

VICTORVILLE — Hesperia’s Isaiah Wilson put on a dominant performance at the final round of Mojave River League Finals on Wednesday to clinch his third straight league title.

Wilson shot a 69 the second day of the tournament for a total of 144. He had a 7-stroke lead for the tournament at Green Tree Golf Course. His teammate Damien Arnada finished with a two-day total of 151 to give the Scorpions the top two finishers.

“They push each other in practice,” Hesperia coach Travis Beery said. “They’ve become good friends. They make my job easy. They want to be good. They put the time in on the range. They work on their short game. On the course, they work on the different shots. I’ve been blessed to work with both of those guys.”

Burroughs’ Devin Bling and Charles Chaco rounded out the top four after shooting 152 and 167 for the tournament. Those top four head to Canyon Crest Country Club on Monday for the CIF-Southern Section Central Regional tournament. The top eight golfers were named All-MRL.

Wilson battled through some adversity on holes nine and 10, a pair of Par-4 holes. He reached par in both cases but he had to battle out of some tough spots to do so.

“He just played solid golf tee to green,” Beery said. “He did everything he needed to do today and did well. He got himself in a couple of trouble spots and he was able to get out of it. He was able to score when he probably shouldn’t have scored.

“Two-putt would have been great (on 10),” Beery said. “He stepped up and banged that in. Ten could have been a big number. He initially thought he hit it out of bounds. He was able to go down and found it and punched it out.”

Wilson is headed to Prairie View A&M University on a golf scholarship after he wraps up this senior campaign. Until then he’ll be looking to go deep into the postseason. He’s reached the second round each of the last two seasons and came up a stroke short of reaching the third round last year.

“I want to say he’s playing his best golf at the right time,” Beery said. “He’s feeling really confident with his swing and his game. He can go as far as he wants to go.”

MRL Finals

Day 2

At Green Tree Golf Course

1. Wilson (H) 75-69—144; 2. Aranda (H) 77-74—151; 3. Bling (B) 79-73—152; 4. Chaco (B) 85-82—167; 5. Karlen (Se) 90-84—174; 6. Dhillon (B) 85-82—167; 7. Nguyen (B) 95-83—178; 8. Wiedeman (Su) 92-88—180.