SAN MARCOS (7-10-2016) -- The 2016 Comet Classic, which will be played Friday, July 22 at Twin Oaks Golf Course to raise money for Palomar's men's and women's golf teams, will be played with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament will be played with a 4/5-person scramble format. Spots are still available.

Entry fee of $95 covers golf, dinner, awards and on-course contests.

RSVP to: mhalda@palomar.edu.


EL CAJON (4-13-2016) – Palomar, which entered Wednesday’s Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match at the, 6,570-yards, par 72 Sycuan Golf Course tied for second place, had a major off-day and it cost the Comets dearly.

The Comets slipped to fifth in the six-team field with scores of 75 (by Mitchell Kwee), 77 (Kelly Cannon), 78 (Connor Sims), 79 (Max Wittmack) 80 (Tyler Cress) and a throw-out score of 83 (Christian Guerzon).

“Not a good day to say the least,” coach Mark Halda said.

College of the Desert, the first-place team, won with a 368 and a 5-0 record against the conference’s other five squads. Mt. San Jacinto (377, 4-1) placed second, followed by El Camino (384, 3-2), Cuyamaca (387, 7-3), the Comets (389, 1-4) and Victor Valley (409, 0-5).

“We completely imploded and paid the price,” Halda said. “Now it’s all about how we respond in practice and in our next match. I would expect our focus to be renewed.”


SAN DIEGO (4-04-2016) -- Palomar golfer Mitchell Kwee has been selected as Men's Athlete of the Week for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference for the week of March 28-April 3.

Kwee, a sophomore from H.P. Baldwin High School in Wailuka, Hawaii who came to Palomar after red-shirting at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, had a big week as the Comets took over second place at this point in the PCAC golf schedule.

Last Monday, Kwee shot four birdies on the back nine holes, carding a 74 to lead the Comets to first place out of six teams in a conference match hosted by Cuyamaca at Cottonwood Golf Club’s Ivanhoe Course. He finished two strokes behind medalist Sam Jackson of first-place College of the Desert as the Roadrunners edged Palomar’s team by 3 strokes.

On Wednesday, Kwee carded a 3-under par 69 at Twin Oaks Golf Club’s 6,355-yard, par 72 course to take medalist honors as the Comets placed first against the other five PCAC teams. The Comets’ 384 score beat COD, the second-place finisher, by 2 strokes. The first place puts Palomar two matches ahead of third-place Mt. San Jacinto.



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2016 Season ...

Palomar golfers miss trip to state by one place

MURRIETA (5-09-2016) – Palomar’s men’s golf season came to an end on Monday at Bear Creek Golf & Country Club on Monday.

The Comets came within one place of qualifying for next week’s CCCAA State Community College Tournament, finishing in fifth place with a 36-hole total of 393-388 – 781 on the par 72, 6,410-yard course.

College of the Canyons (743), Santiago Canyon (360), COD (765) and Orange Coast (773) advanced to state. Palomar, Cypress (789), Ventura (797) and Mt. San Jacinto (804) will stay home.

For the Comets, Kelly Cannon (left) was low scorer with a 76-78 – 154 score. Tyler Cress shot an  81-74 – 155. Mitch Kwee (76-80 – 156), Christian Guerzon (79-78 – 156), Connor Sims I82-79 – 160) and Max Wittmack (83-76 – 162) followed.

Kwee medals with 4-under 68 in round one

YUCAIPA (4-25-2016) -- Palomar's Mitchell Kwee (left) shot a 4-under par 68 for the first 18 holes at Yucaipa Golf Club on Monday to medal in the first round Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament.

The event was scored as the final two 18-hole matches of the conference season. The Comets finished third in both rounds to go 6-4 for the day and finish in third place in the PCAC for the year.

Also in round 1, Connor Sims had a 74 for Palomar, Kelly Cannon 79, Max Wittmack 82, Christian Guerzon 83 and Tyler Cress 85 for the throw-out score.

COD, which won the overall season title, placed first in round 1 with a 362 and a 5-0 record against the conference's other teams.

Mt. San Jacinto was second at 374 (4-1), with the Comets third at 386 (3-2), El Camino fourth at 396 (2-3, Cuyamaca fifth at 404 (1-4)and Victor Valley sixth at 344 (0-5).

In round 2, with a rainstorm headed straight for Yucaipa, Sims shot a 75 for Palomar, Kwee 76, Guerzon 77, Wittmanck 78, Cannon 80 and Cress 83 for the throw-out score.

Mt. San Jacinto (369, 5-0 vs. the other teams) won the second round with COD second at 371 (4-1), Palomar third at 386 (3-2), Cuyamaca fourth at 410 (2-3), Victor Valley fifth on a sixth-man tie-breaker at 411 (1-4) and El Camino sixth at 411 (0-5).

The Comets move on to the Southern California Community College Regional Tournament on May 9 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta.

PC takes third but clinches regional berth

YUCAIPA (4-20-2016) – The Palomar men’s golf team placed third in a six-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference neutral site match on Wednesday at Yucaipa Valley Golf Course. But the Comets clinched a berth in the Southern California Regional Championships, no matter what happens in the upcoming PCAC finals.

Kelly Cannon (left) shot a 2-under 70 on the 6,803 yards, par 72 course. Also for the Comets, Mitchell Kwee (72), Christian Guerzon (74), Tyler Cress (77), Max Whitman (78) and Connor Sims (80 for the throw-out score).

COD won the match with a 353 score, going 5-0 on the day. Mt. San Jacinto was second at 368 (4-1), with Palomar third at 371 (3-2), Cuyamaca fourth with 385 (2-3), El Camino fifth at 391 (1-4), and Victor Valley going 0-5 when the Rams were disqualified for having only four players.

PC golfers, MSJ tied for 2nd with 4 matches left

RANCHO MIRAGE  (4-11-2016) -- Palomar and Mt. San Jacinto are tied for second place in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men’s golf with four matches to play after the Eagles edged the Comets 378-380 for second in Monday’s six-way conference match at Desert Island Country Club.

Mt. San Jac went 4-1 against the other PCAC teams for the day, won the match and Palomar, which was alone in second place entering the match, was 3-2. College of the Desert, which strengthened its hold on first place, had a 354 to win the match and go 5-0 on the day.  

Cuyamaca (384, 2-3), El Camino (404, 1-4) and Victor Valley (419, 0-5) trailed.

Individual scores on the 6,715-yard, par 72 course for Palomar were Connor Sims (left) at 71, Kelly Cannon 74, Christian Guerzon 74, Mitchell Kwee 78, Max Wittmack 83 and Graham Edwards with the throw out score, 90.

“The top two finishers in our conference advance (to the Southern California Community College Regional Tournament,” coach Mark Halda said. “It’s going to be a battle down the stretch. We need to find a way to get all six players competing at a high level every match.”

Cannon shoots 69 but Comets finish in third

LONG BEACH (4-04-2016) -- Palomar got a 3-under par 69 round from Kelly Cannon (left) and an even-par 72 from Connor Sims on Monday, but the Comets slipped to a third-place finish in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference six-way match as two opponents shot under-par team totals.

College of the Desert, the conference leader, won with an 8-under team score of 352. Runner-up Mt. San Jacinto had a 6-under 354 team score. The Comets finished with 366 team score in placing third, followed by Cuyamaca in fourth at 379, El Camino at 404 to take fifth because of a lower round by their sixth man, and Victor Valley with a 404 in sixth.

The Comets still sit in second place in the conference standings, one match ahead of Mt. San Jac. COD was 5-0 on the day, Mt. San Jac 4-1, Palomar 3-2, Cuyamaca 2-3, El Camino 1-4 and Victor Valley 0-5.

Palomar's other scores: Mitchell Kwee 73, Max Wittmack 75, Christian Guerzon 77 and Graham Edwards 79 for the throw-out score.

"Par as a team is 360 (on the 6,343-yard Skylinks Golf Course) and two teams shot a combined 14-under score," Palomar coach Mark Halda said. "In this conference you have to be at your best every match. We played well but couldn't match the great play of (COD and Mt. San Jacinto). Tough conference this year."

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Palomar's Mitchell Kwee (top photo) follows through in the PCAC six-way match hosted by the Comets on Wednesday at Twin Oaks Golf Club. Kwee took medalist honors with a 3-under par 69 as Palomar finished second. Kwee's teammates Kelly Cannon (directly above, left) and Connor Sims (directly above, right) both carded 74 scores. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC's Kwee medals with 69 score at Twin Oaks

SAN MARCOS (3-30-2016) -- Mitchell Kwee shot a 3-under par 69 on Wednesday at Twin Oaks Golf Club's 6,355-yards, par 72 course as the Comets hosted a six-way Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match.

Palomar, with a 371 score, remained alone in second place in the conference standings, three strokes behind PCAC leader College of the Desert, which finished at 368.

Other scorers for coach Mark Halda's Comets were Connor Sims with a 74, Kelly Cannon at 74, Graham Edwards at 77 and Ian MacKenzie with a 79. Christian Guerzon had the throw-out score, an 82.

By winning the match, COD went 5-0 on the day and is 24-1 after the first five PCAC matches. Palomar was 4-1 on the day and is 19-6 to lead third-place Mt. San Jacinto, which had a 383 score on the day for a 3-2 record, by two matches.

Trailing were El Camino (404, 2-3), Cuyamaca (4-6, 1-4) and Victor Valley (417, 0-5).

Kwee's 4 birdies on last nine lift Comets to win

Description: http://www.palomar.edu/athletics/16.kwee.mug.jpgEL CAJON (3-28-2016) -- Mitchell Kwee (left) recorded four birdies on the back nine holes on Monday, leading to a back-nine score of 33 that propelled Palomar to first place in cold, windy conditions at the 6,803-yard, par 72 Cottonwood Golf Club's Ivanhoe course.

With the win, the Comets went 5-0 on the day against the other teams in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference in one of the conference's Neutral Site matches.

Palomar, with a 15-5 conference record, passed Mt. San Jacinto 14-6) and took over undisputed second-place behind leader College of the Destert (19-1) four matches into the conference season.

The Comets' winning score was 384, two stroke ahead of runner-up COD, which leads the conference, as the Roadrunners shot a 386 good for a 4-1 record for the day. Mt. San Jacinto (398, 3-2), Cuyamaca (411, 2-3), El Camino 471 (1-4) and Victor Valley (431 (0-5) trailed in that order.

For the Comets, Kwee shot a 74, Conner Sims 75, Ghristian Guerzon 77, Kelly Cannon 79, Ian MacKenzie 79 and Max Wittmack 82 for the throw-out score.

"Great play, under the conditions," Palomar coach Mark Halda said.

PC third; Cannon,  Guerzon, Kwee shoot 76's

SAN JACINTO (3-23-2016) -- Coming off a second-place finish against the same opponents on Monday, Palomar placed third in a six-way Pacific Coast Athletic Conference  match on Wednesday at Saboba Springs Golf Club.

College of the Desert won the match with a 376 score, going 5-0 on the day, followed in order by host Mt. San Jacinto (381, 4-1), the Comets (390, 3-2), Cuyamaca (402, 2-3), El Camno (429, 1-4) and Victor Valley (403, 0-5).

For Palomar, Kelly Cannon (left), Mitchell Kwee (right) and Christian Guerzon shot 76s on the 6,822-yard, par 72 layout.

Max Wittmack had a 79, Graham Edwards 83 and Tyler Cress 84 for the throw-out score.

Comets take home second place in PCAC match

MURRIETA (3-21-2016) -- Palomar didn't play one of its better men's golf rounds on Monday. But the Comets' round was functional.

The Comets finished second in a six-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match at the par 6,874-yard, par 72 Bear Creek Golf Club course.

College of the Desert finished first with a 391 score, good for a 5-0 record on the day.

Palomar was second at 409 and a 4-1 record. Mt. San Jacinto had a 413 (3-2), Cuyamaca 426 (2-3), El Camino 429 (1-4) and Victor Valley 471 (0-5).

Mitchell Kwee (left) had the low score for the Comets, a 79. Max Wittmack shot an 81, Kelly Cannon 82, Christian Guerzon 82, Tyler Cress 85 and Connor Sims 93 for the throw-out score.

Simms shoots 74; PC sits in middle of the pack

RANCHO MIRAGE (3-1-2016) -- Connor Sims shot a 74 score for Palomar on Monday as the Comets' men's team finished 10-8 for ninth out of 19 teams in the COD State Preview Tournament at the 6,716-yard, par 72 Desert Island Golf and Country Club course.

Kelly Cannon checked in with a 77 for the Comets, Christian Guerzon 78, Tyler Cress 78, Mitchell Kwee 79 and Max Witmark 81 for the throw-out score.

"Five less shots and we go 14-4 instead of 10-8," Palomar coach Mark Halda said.

"All in all it was a good learning experience on the importance of each stroke. We are still throwing away strokes on silly mistakes. We're still improving but have a ways to go."

Reedley outscored runner-up COD for the team title. The Comets finished at 385.

Palomar wins tie breaker to finish third

VICTORVILLE (2-22-2016) – Palomar took third in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match by winning a tie-breaker from Cuyamaca on Monday at Spring Valley Lakes Golf Club

COD placed first with a 361 score, followed by Mt. San Jacinto (370), the Comets (383), Cuyamaca (383), El Camino (418) and Victor Valley (422).

Mitch Kwee and Christian Guerzon shot 75s for Palomar. Tyler Cress carded a 76, Ian MacKenzie 78, Connor Sims 79 and Trevor Parkford 83.

“We started strong as a team but faded on the last six holes,” coach Mark Halda said. “We need to get better at finishing or it will be a long year looking up at two or three teams ahead of us.”

“The conference is tough this year. COD shot 1 over par as a team. Mt. San Jacinto is much improved, 10-over as a team, and Cuyamaca is playing well.”

Palomar finishes in 4th place out of 14 teams

SAN JACINTO (2-17-2016) -- Palomar placed fourth among 14 teams in the Mt. San Jacinto Invitational on Wednesday at Saboba Springs Golf Club.

The Eagles won with a 376 on their 6,788-yards, Par 72 home course outdistancing runner-up COD (380) by four strokes. Orange Coast (381) was third, followed by Saddleback (390) and the Comets (391) to round out the top five teams.

Connor Sims (left) and Christian Guerzon led Palomar with 76 scores. Mitchell Kwee shot a 77, Ian MacKenzie 80 and Tyler Cress 82. Max Wittmack had the throw out score, an 84.

The Comets went 10-4 on the day.

Comets' Cannon cards hole-in-one in '16 opener

CHINO HILLS (2-03-2016) -- Palomar's Kelly Cannon (left), a sophomore out of Escondido High School, shot a hole-in-one on the 207-yard, par-3 ninth hole at Los Serranos Golf Club's South Course on Wednesday morning on day 2 of the season-opening, 36-hole Tee-Off Classic.

The Comets finished third out of 14 teams with a 793 score. They trailed first-place Santa Barbara City College (766) and Orange Coast (789). Cannon, Connor Sims and Christian Guerzon each carded second-day 76 scores on the par-74 South Course. Mitchell Kwee had an 80, Tyler Cress 82 and Trevor Parkford had the throw out score, 86.

On Monday, Cannon, carded a 79 in blusterly weather with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour on the first day of the tournament. Kwee and Sims also shot 79s. Cress had an 80, Ian McKenzie an 86 and Graham Edwards 96 for the throw-out score.

(Cannon was selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Week)

Off-Season ...

Palomar golfer Zack Wagner hits the ball on the second fairway at Twin Oaks Golf Club during his freshman season last April 1. Wagner is bypassing his sophomore season for the Comets to play on the NCAA Division I level for the University of San Diego. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Wagner passes up soph. season to play at USD

SAN MARCOS (12-22-2015) -- Palomar golfer Zack Wagner, who helped the Comets to the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship last spring, will bypass his sophomore season at Palomar to transfer to the NCAA Division I level at the University of San Diego.

"We'll miss him, but we're all about moving our players on to four-year universities whether it's after their freshman or sophomore years," Palomar coach Mark Halda said.

"Zack exhibited all the traits we value and will be be an excellent addition to the D-I level at USD."

Even without Wagner, Palomar is expected to challenge the Southern California and state titles in 2016 with a veteran team and a good recruiting class.

Palomar's 2015 team won the PCAC title with a 46-4 record, won the conference tournament and went on to place fifth in the Southern California Community College tournament.

By winning the conference title, the Comets broke COD's string of 27 consecutive conference championships in the various conferences the Roadrunners have played in. 

Wagner's best round for the 2015 Comets came when he shot a 69 on Feb. 2 in the Pnoominia Invitational Tournament hosted by Victor Valley College at Spring Valley Lakes Country Club in Victorville.

USD will open the 2016 portion of its men's golf schedule on Feb. 8-9 in The Farms Collegiate Invitational at The Farms Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe

The Toreros placed sixth in the West Coast Conference last season and finished seventh in the National Invitational.

2015 Season ...

Bellstrom shoots 153, Guerzon 156 at state

KINGSBURG (5-11-2015) -- Palomar's Nick Bellstrom and Christina Guerzon carded a 153 and 156, respectively, at the CCCAA State Men's Golf Championships on Monday at Kings River Golf and Country Club.

Bellstrom shot rounds of 80 and 73. Guerzon had rounds of 80 and 76.

Both were well off the pace set by Jeremy Sanchez of Chabot College in Hayward, who led the field  at 6 p.m. with an 8-under 65-71 -- 136.

Comets' Gierzon added to state tournament field

SAN MARCOS (5-08-2015) -- A second Palomar player, Christian Guerzon, has been added to the field for  Monday's CCCAA state community college men's golf championships at Kings River Golf and Country Club in Kingsburg.

He'll join Nick Bellstrom at Kingsburg.

The highest-finishing individual non-qualifer for state at the Southern California Community College Championships on Monday at Olivas Links in Ventura, Guerzon was added to the field after a Santiago Canyon player who was ruled academically inelgigible.

Guerzon, a freshman from Rancho Buena Vista High School, was the sixth in the individual field by shooting a 76-70 -- 146.

Five advance to state from teams that didn't qualify for the Southern California tournament.

Bellstrom (72-72--143) makes state; PC just short

VENTURA (5-04-2015) -- Palomar's Nick Bellstrom qualified Monday for the CCCAA state community college men's golf championships next Monday at Kings River Golf and Country Club in Kingsburg.

Bellstrom (left) shot a 72-71 -- 143 during the Southern California Regional Tournament on Monday at Olivas Links' 6,818 yards, Par 72 course to become the only Comet to qualify.

Palomar finished 9 strokes out of a fourth-place finish, which would have advanced the Comets as a team. Palomar finished fifth with a 379-363 -- 742, edging sixth-place Santiago Canyon (364-378 -- 742) on a sixth-man card off.

Last week, the Comets captured the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference team title over runner-up College of the Desert, snapping the Roadrunners' streak of 24 consecutive titles in conferences in which they have been a member over the years.

Southern California champion College of the Canyons (710), Santa Barbara City College (723), COD (725) and Riverside City College (733) advanced to state.

Following Palomar and Santiago Canyon in team scoring were Orange Coast (757) and the host team, Ventura (767).

Among other individuals for the Comets, Christian Guerzon (76-70 -- 146), Zack Wagner (79-72 -- 151), Connor Sims (76-76 -- 152), Brian Helmuth (76-76 -- 152) and Mitchell Kwee (81-74 -- 255) followed Bellstrom.

Kwee (81) had the throw-out score in round 1. Helmuth (76) had the throw-out score in round 2.

"We dug too big a hole with our 379 morning round," coach Mark Halda said. "We battled back with the 363 in the afternoon, 3 over par as a team and our best round of the year. We competed. Just came up 9 strokes short.

"It's been a great year, conference champs and fifth in Suthern Cal. It gives us something to build on for next year. For this year, now we are all about Nick finishing strong."

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TOP PHOTO: Palomar's 2015 PCAC men's golf champions. DIRECTLY ABOVE (LEFT): Conference Tournament individual champion Nick Bellstrom. DIRECTLY ABOVE (RIGHT): Conference Co-Player of the Year Connor Sims -- Courtesy photos

Comets win conference tourney, overall title

RIVERSIDE (4-27-2015) -- Nick Belstrom medaled and Connor Sims was named conference Co-Player of the Year on Monday after Palomar won both the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference tournament and the overall conference championship at Canyon Crest Golf Club. Sims shared the Player of the Year honor with College of the Desert's Mike Shaloum.

The Comets clinched the overall title, which is decided by win-loss records from all season long with the 36-hole conference tournament counting for two matches, by shooting 401 in the wind-swept morning round to finish nine strokes up on second-place COD and go 5-0 against the rest of the conference. They tacked on a 389 in the afternoon round, finishing five strokes ahead of COD and again going 5-0.

Thus, coach Mark Halda's team concluded the conference season with a 46-4 record, with the Roadrunners second at 44-6.

Bellstrom medaled for the tournament with an 82-73 -- 155 score on the 6,570 yards, par 72 course. Halda estimated the winds in the morning round as (having gusts of up to) 50 miles per hour.

Behind Bellstrom's 73 score in the second round, Sims and Zack Wagner shot 77s for the Comets. Mitchell Kwee had a 79, Chrstian Guerzon an 83 and Brian Helmuth the throw-out score of 86. Palomar's scores in the windy morning round were Kwee 78, Sims 79, Wagner and Guerzon each at 81, Bellstrom 82 and Helmuth with the 87 throw-out score.

Team scores for round 1 were: Palomar 401 (5-0 win-loss record), COD 410 (4-1), Mt. San Jacinto 426 (3-2), El Camino 437 (2-3), Victor Valley 440 (1-4) and Cuyamaca 0-5 (disqualified for having only four players). Team scores for round 2: Palomar 389 (5-0), COD 394 (4-1), El Camino 412 (3-2), Victor Valley 433 (2-3, tie broken by sixth man), Mt. San Jacinto (433) and Cuyamaca (no score, again DQ'd).

2016 Schedule and Results




Time / Result

Wed Feb 3

Tee-Off Classic, Day 2

Los Serranos GC, Chino Hills

3rd of 14 teams

Mon Feb 2

Pnoomonia Invitational hosted by Victor Valley College

Spring Valley Lake CC, Victorville

4th of 9 teams

Wed Feb 17

Eagle Golf Classic hosted by Mt. San Jacinto

Saboba Springs GC, San Jacinto

4th of 14 teams

Mon Feb 22

PCAC Match hosted by Victor Valley College

Spring Valley Lake CC, Victorville

3rd of 6 teams

Mon Feb 29

Riverside CC Invitational

Victoria Club, Riverside

6th of 12 teams

Sat-Sun Mar 6-7

Santa Barbara City College Point Conception Open

La Purisima GC, Lompoc


Mon Mar 14

COD State Preview Open

Desert Island GC, Rancho Mirage

9th of 19 teams

Mon Mar 21

PCAC Neutral Tournament

Bear Creek GC, Murrieta

2nd of 6 teams

Wed Mar 23

PCAC Match hosted by Mt. San Jacinto

Saboba Springs GC, San Jacinto

3rd of 6 teams

Mon Mar 28

PCAC Neutral Tournament

Cottonwood GC, El Cajon


Wed Mar 30

PCAC Match hosted by Palomar

Twin Oaks GC

2nd of 6 teams

Mon Apr 4

PCAC Match hosted by El Camino

Skylinks GC, Long Beach

3rd of 6 teams

Mon Apr 11

PCAC Match hosted by COD

Desert Island GC, Rancho Mirage

3rd of 6 teams

Wed Apr 13

PCAC Match hosted by Cuyamaca

Sycuan GC, El Cajon

5th of 6 teams

Wed Apr 20

PCAC Neutral Tournament

Yucapia Valley GC, Yucaipa

3rd of 6 teams

Mon Apr 25

PCAC Championship Tournament

Canyon Crest CC, Riverside


Mon May 9

CCCAA Southern California Regional Championship (OEC host)

Bear Creek GC, Murrieta

5th of 8 teams

2016 Roster



High School / Previous College

Brad Cain


Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA)

Kelly Cannon


Escondido (Escondido, CA)

Tyler Cress


El Camino (Oceanside, CA)

Graham Edwards


Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, CA)

Christian Guerzon


Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA)

Mitchell Kwee


H.P. Baldwin (Wailuku, HI) / University of Hawaii-Hilo

Ian McKenzie


Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA)

Trevor Parkford


Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)

Connor Sims


Kentwood (Covington, WA)

Ben Smith


Classical Academy (Escondido, CA)

Max Wittmack


La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA)

Andrew Zier


Mission Hills (San Marcos, CA)

In Memoriam ...

Longtime Palomar coach Lusky dies at age 77

SAN MARCOS (1-07-2015) -- Onetime Palomar athletic director Bob Lusky, an assistant football coach for the Comets from 1970 through 1989 and head men's golf coach from 1975-2002, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at his home in Escondido after a long battle with heart problems. He was 77.

Lusky coached the Comets' offensive line for seven seasons under head coach Mack Wiebe, for six seasons under Mario Mendez and for six seasons under Tom Craft. He finished his football coaching career in 1989 as a special teams coach for Craft.

His Palomar golf teams won 10 conference championships, had 10 second-place conference finishes and captured two Southern California team titles. Lusky coached the Comets to three top-three team finishes in the state.

Lusky developed two state community college individual champions, Mark Wiebe in 1977 and Scott Oxandaboure in 2001. Wiebe also won the California State Amatuer title in 1977, went on to become a first-team All-American at San Jose State in 1979 and spent 22 years playing on the PGA Tour. He currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Oxandaboure went on to play for USC, placing fourth in the 2004 Pac-10 Championships and helped the Trojans to the team title by 15-strokes over runner-up Stanford. Both Wiebe and Oxandaboure have been inducted into the Palomar Athletic Hall of Fame.

Lusky, born on June 24, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, was the only child of Frank and Dorothy Lusky. The family moved to Chula Vista when he was 11. He was a bat boy for the Pacific Coast League Padres and was an All-Metro League football and baseball player at Chula Vista High School.

Lusky pitched for San Diego State's baseball teams that won conference championships in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1957, 1958 and 1959. He led the '58 team in strikeouts as the Aztecs captured the NAIA World Series title with a victory over Southwest Oklahoma at Alpine, Texas. It remains the only SDSU team to win a national championship in baseball. The team was inducted into the Aztec Hall of Fame in 2011.

Lusky earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from San Diego State and, after one season as the Aztecs' head freshman baseball coach in 1961, Lusky began his teaching and coaching career at Antelope Valley High School, coached football and baseball at Mar Vista High School and coached football and swimming at Hilltop High.

He accepted a teaching position at Palomar in 1974 in the Department of Health and Physical Education (now the Kinesiology Department). Lusky was Palomar's Athletic Director before retiring in 1998. He stayed on as men's golf coach through 2002.

Lusky is survived by his wife Betty, his high school sweetheart, and by sons and spouses Brad (Darla), a former Palomar basketball player, and Bryan (Ceci) and by grandchildren Jillian, Allison, Blake, Hunter, Brock and Katrina.

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