Chase Wheatley moved from Illinois two years ago and has zoomed toward the top of the Corona del Mar High boys' golf team lineup in a season of winning, a lot of winning. The Sea Kings come off their first undefeated season (22-0), with seniors Mike Moorhead, John Davenport and Brian Mull helping the team go 40-0 in Pacific Coast League matches during their four years.
"Things happen naturally," Wheatley, a junior, said of this season's run. "It's been pretty simple: just go out, play and not think too much. Everyone has had rough rounds here and there, but overall we're starting to get better. I am fortunate enough to be playing well.
"We knew if we played to the best of our ability we would win every match. We have a pretty deep team."
As evidence, six CdM players reached the final day of league finals earlier this week at San Juan Hills Golf Club.