The Sage Hill College women’ golfing group huddled in a circle one final time Thursday afternoon, close to the golf green of the primary hollow at Brookside Golfing & Nation Membership.
Senior Ashleigh Park had simply misplaced a playoff hollow on the CIF Southern California Regional championships, slightly lacking out on a possibility to advance to the CIF State match as a person. The Lightning as a group additionally didn’t qualify as a top-three group, tying for fourth position.
Teammates approached Park to offer her a hug. The typically stoic Park was once teary-eyed as she walked again to the clubhouse, reflecting on a season through which the Lightning went 15-0, gained their fourth directly league identify and complicated to the SoCal Regionals for the primary time.
“We had been very in combination this 12 months,” stated Park, sure for the College of Texas. “We had such nice teamwork. We’re all a circle of relatives. All of us love each and every different very a lot, and all of this love helped us get this a long way.”
One participant will nonetheless constitute Sage Hill on Tuesday at Poppy Hills Golfing Membership in Pebble Seaside. It’s the opposite chief for the Lightning.
Northwestern-bound senior Jennifer Cai shot a two-over-par 75 to advance to state for the second one directly 12 months. She was once the 7th of 9 folks to qualify.
“I’m tremendous excited,” stated Cai, who had two birdies and 4 bogeys on Thursday. “It’s going to be truly amusing to simply cross on slightly street shuttle and shuttle to Northern California. I heard it’s an attractive direction … It’s an excessively jam-packed week for me, but it surely’s for sure value it to have such a lot of wonderful studies.”
Cai will play at Poppy Hills on Tuesday sooner than flying to Florida tomorrow for the Rolex Match of Champions, an AJGA nationwide tournament which starts Nov. 23.
“She’s roughly like on excursion presently,” Sage Hill trainer Bruce Loman stated.
Sage Hill as a group shot 44-over-par 409. Park had a three-over-par 76, and freshman Jessica Wang shot 77. Sophomores Mahlia Hampton and Elizabeth Casey had been the fourth and 5th scorers with rounds of 90 and 91, respectively.
Troy (392) gained the match, adopted by way of Chula Vista Mater Dei Catholic (396) and Diamond Bar (400).
Park, who made it to state as a sophomore, just about complicated as a person once more. However she bogeyed her ultimate hollow of law, No. 11, as her five-foot par putt lipped out. That put her in a three-player playoff for the overall spot, which was once gained by way of Tititia Loudtraguingam of Discovery Christian after she birdied the primary playoff hollow of No. 1.
“The previous few rounds, I’ve been taking part in beautiful persistently for CIF, [but] you’ll be able to’t play truly smartly each and every time,” Park stated. “All you’ll be able to do is be as constant as conceivable … I were given a brand new putter about 5 days in the past, so I wasn’t too assured about it getting into at the moment. I didn’t putt in addition to I was hoping nowadays, however I’m nonetheless going to paintings on it, paintings arduous for the long run. Making it to state could be an honor, however general I believe I performed the most efficient this season out of all of my [high school] seasons.”
Two different locals had their person seasons finish Thursday. Newport Harbor senior Wa Yeung Tong shot a six-over-par 79 to complete 25th a few of the 122 folks entered. Edison sophomore Chaemin Kim completed 41st after carding an 80.
Tong, who additionally is going by way of Cathy, had gained the CIF Indivdiual Southern Regional match at Los Serranos in Chino Hills on Oct. 29 with a six-under-par spherical that incorporated 8 birdies. Thursday’s spherical was once a unique tale, as she had 3 birdies, but in addition 5 bogies and two double-bogies.
“I had 5 three-putts,” Tong stated. “I practiced right here 3 times sooner than the match, so I used to be able. It’s simply that my placing wasn’t that excellent. To be fair, it’s slightly unhappy for me. I took time to observe right here. I imply, I did my highest.”
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