EEHS: Vasquez Looking To Become One of E-E Golf Greats

EEHS:Vasquez Looking To Become One of E-E Golf Greats
Posted on 10/08/2016
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    Over the years, Edcouch-Elsa Head Boys Golf Coach Bobby Hernandez has been fortunate to coach some tremendous players.

“Last year we had Justin Martinez who was a great golfer and the team before that which was solid all-around,” said Hernandez. “We had Tony Garcia, Mike Reyes Ezequiel Nino and Justin who was a part of that team and in my eyes, they were the best team I have ever coached.”

“Even before that, I had a golfer named Tony Gonzalez who spearheaded the group and was another great golfer that came through this program.”

Entering the 2016 season, Hernandez has another top prospect that could very well be the best of them all when all is said and done.

“We have Canaan Vasquez who will be the number one golfer for the team this year and to be quite honest with you, he could be better than the other ones we talked about,” said Hernandez. “His work ethic is above and beyond what I have ever coached either as a boy or a girl on the team and he loves playing the game of golf.”

“Canaan started playing golf when he was a freshman and has really evolved over the years. In fact, last year he and Justin were battling for that number one and number two spot each and every week.”

Vasquez will definitely be one of the top golfers in the area as the senior took second as an individual in District 32-5A last year and was a key part to his team winning a second straight title.

At regionals, Vasquez was the top golfer for the Jackets as he finished 18th overall with a total of 152.

Coming into his final season, Hernandez said that Vasquez has set his goals extremely high for his final season.

“Cannan has put in a ton of work over the summer and wants to go out with a bang this year,” said Hernandez. “He looks very promising and I have to say that he looks better than ever.”

“His man goal this year is to go to state and will stop at nothing to get there.”