The San Diego Section has a long history of producing world-class golfers, including former Scripps Ranch star Xander Schauffele, who is currently one of the top-ranked golfers in the world.
The top two golfers in the state last season — La Costa Canyon’s Luke Potter and Torrey Pines’ Caden Fiorini — hail from the SD Section. And they were ready to go head-to-head again in 2020.
Here’s a look at the top 25 boys golfers in the San Diego Section in 2020. The list is in alphabetical order.
TOP 25 BOYS GOLFERS FROM SAN DIEGO SECTION
Jonas Appel – sophomore – La Costa Canyon
Appel and teammate Luke Potter comprise the best duo in the state. Appel finished third in the 2019 CIF State Championship, two strokes behind Potter.
Justin Biwer – senior – Torrey Pines
Biwer finished tied for 26th at the 2019 CIF State Championship.
Eric Doyle – junior – Cathedral Catholic
Landon Elliott – sophomore – La Costa Canyon
Elliott finished tied for 19th at the 2019 CIF State Championship.
Shane Ffrench – senior – Classical Academy
Caden Fioroni – senior – Torrey Pines
Fioroni finished second at the 2019 CIF State Championship, one stroke behind LCC’s Luke Potter.
Ryan Hartanto – senior – Torrey Pines
Kevin Jiang – junior – Cathedral Catholic
Liam Koeneke – senior – Torrey Pines
Shea Lague – junior – Steele Canyon
Yuefeng Ma – junior – Cathedral Catholic
Ian Maspat – junior – Classical Academy
Maspat finished tied for 8th (-2) at the 2019 CIF State Championship.
Carlos Mattei – sophomore – Mater Dei Catholic
Ryan Mendez – senior – Torrey Pines
Jackson Moss – senior – Point Loma
Adam Moss – junior – Point Loma
Andre Nacional – senior – El Camino
Dylan Oyama – sophomore – Pacific Ridge
Jacob Paule – sophomore – St. Augustine
Luke Potter – sophomore – La Costa Canyon
As a freshman last season Potter won the individual title at the CIF State Championship, shooting a 7-under 64 at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. He has already committed to Arizona State.
Jackson Rivera – junior – Torrey Pines
Rivera qualified for the CIF State Championship last season, finishing tied for 26th.