Congratulations to our Girls Golf Team for placing in the top 3 in the Southern California Golf Champions and advancing to the State Finals next week! This is an incredible feat. We are extremely proud of you!
Kailie Vongsaga 12
Emma Han 10
Angelica Kusnowo 11
Esther Lee 11
Michelle Chang 10
Alicia Kuo 10
The California Interscholastic Federation is divided into four districts, and each provides contestants in the events based on district student population. The Southern Regional is a one-day event, with teams and individual students competing in 18 holes of stroke play. At the conclusion of the round, the top three teams and top nine individuals (not already on a qualifying team) advance to the state championship, which is conducted in Southern California every other year.
On the team side of the competition, Mater Dei (Chula Vista) ran away from the field and won by 14 strokes over defending Regional Champion, Troy HS. The Crusaders were led by runner-up Navarrosa’s 69 and Estibaly Garcia’s 1-over 74. With all five of Mater Dei’s scores under 80, consistency was the key to their title.
The third team advancing to the State Championship is Diamond Bar who edged out fourth place Walnut to take the third and final qualifying team spot. In addition to the qualifying teams, nine individuals not on qualifying teams also advanced to Victoria Club, with the final five spots being awarded after a 4-hole playoff. The State Championship takes place at Victoria Club on Nov. 14.