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CIF High School Girls State Championship

Poppy Hills GC Pebble Beach, CA **Live hole by hole scoring will begin at 7:30am Tuesday** Pairings Individual Results | Team Results Yardages CIF Website November 17, 2015 It was a Southern California sweep at Tuesday’s CIF High School Girls’ State Championship at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, as Alyaa Abdulghany took the individual title and Mira Costa won its first team crown. A junior at Corona del Mar High in Newport Beach, Abdulghany posted a women’s course record 2-under 69 to win her first state title by two strokes over co-runner-ups Calista Reyes of Rancho Bernardo and Angela Liu of Lynbrook. The previous low competitive women’s score on the new Poppy Hills (playing at least 5,800 yards)  was a 72, shot by Camille Orito at this year’s NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship. “It was a good day. I’m happy,” said Abdulghany, who reached the semifinals of this year’s inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Ellen Takada before the two fell to eventual champions Mika Liu and Rinko Mitsunaga. Abdulghany was flawless on the front-nine, posting a bogey-free 4-under 32 with four birdies. On the par-5 4th, she sank a 25-foot birdie putt. Each of her other three birdie putts on the opening nine came from within four feet of the cup. Her only stumbling blocks later in the day were a pair of bogeys on par-3 11th and par-4 16th. Her bogey on the 11th was her first three-putt of the day. Abdulghany sealed the win by closing out with pars on the 17th and 18th. “I was trying to stick my approach shots close. I was feeling it with my irons,” Abdulghany said. Reyes made a charge on the back-nine with birdies on the 11th and 13th to get back to even par, but finished with five straight pars. Liu got to 1-under with a birdie on No.15, but bogeyed the 16th and closed out with two pars. Defending champion Sabrina Iqbal of Pioneer High in San Jose had a 78 to finish T-19. Iqbal is the two-time defending Junior Tour of Northern California Girls’ Player of the Year. While everyone was chasing Abdulghany, in the team championship Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach did what its done all season–came through when it counted. The Mustangs, who won the Southern California title, trailed rival Walnut late by two strokes. That changed when Marni Murez got up-and-down from a greenside bunker on 18 for birdie and a 72. Coming in after Murez was senior star Andrea Lee, who posted a 73 to give Mira Costa a tight three-shot win over Walnut. Mira Costa, who also got a...

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NCGA / CIF High School Girls Championship

The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas, CA Pairings | Team Scoring | Individual Scoring November 9, 2015 The Lancers made it a three-peat, while Sabrina Iqbal and Samantha Gong shared medalist honors. St. Francis of Mountain View earned its third straight trip to the California Interscholastic Federation Girls’ Golf State Championship on Monday, posting a 49-over 409 in the rain, wind and cold at par-72 The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas to win the CIF/NorCal Championships. Finishing second in the Team portion was Daugherty Valley of San Ramon, who finished tied at 415 with Carondelet of Concord. Daugherty Valley claimed second place via the 6th players’ score, with Carondelet officially taking third. All three squads advanced to this year’s CIF State Championship, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach. With the victory, the Lancers joined St. Francis of Sacramento  the only schools to capture three titles in a row. St. Francis of Sacramento, who’s won a record eight overall CIF/NorCal titles, won four straight in a span from 1999 to 2002 and another four straight from 2006 to 2009. “The kids did a great job. They hung in there on a tough day,” said Lancers head coach Phil Marrone. “The other schools had me a little worried.” St. Francis was led by a 74 from Bibilani Liu and a 78 by Maya Pugatch. Other Lancers scores were Reisha Savadetti (84), Valerie Wang (87), Jacqueline Sun (90) and Alina Feng (86). Dougherty Valley got a 77 from Tiffany Cha and an 80 from Yoonhee Kim, while Carondelet saw Angela Bagasbas shoot 75 and Yealimi Noh shoot 78. The two-time defending Junior Tour Girls’ Player of the Year and a sophomore at Pioneer of San Jose, Iqbal posted five birdies to go against five bogeys. Gong, who played in the 2013 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and attends st. Iganatius, had three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey. The two were declared co-champions due to darkness. Due to rain, the morning part of the round was delayed nearly two hours. The bad weather also gave 12 individuals a berth into State, rather than the normal nine. Joining Iqbal and Gong as those earning trips to Poppy Hills were Jessica Luo of Lynbrook (73), Lexi Perry of Oak Ridge and Miranda Wang of Amador Valley (77), Hailey White (Monte Vista) and Brooke Riley of East Union (78) and Angela Liu and Megan Yang of Lynbrook, Nicole Schroeder and Danielle Lozano of Rocklin and Courtney Clark of Oak Ridge, who all shot 79.  ...

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CIF Boys State Championship

**Live scoring will begin with the first first group at 7:30 A.M.** Pairings | Poppy Hills Yardage Results: Individual | Team    CIF Website Qualifying Results: Northern California  |   Southern California June 3, 2015 Jacob Solomon of Dublin High took the individual title, while Westlake High of Westlake Village made it an unprecedented two in a row. Solomon, a senior headed to the University of Auburn in the fall, shot a 3-under 68, and Westlake High fired a score of 18-over 373 to win the individual and team titles, respectively, at Wednesday’s CIF Boys State Championship at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course. Solomon, a member of the Junior Tour of Northern California, defeated co-runner-ups Justin Suh of Evergreen Valley (San Jose) and Shrish Dwivedi of Harker School (San Jose) by a stroke.  With the victory, he joins a list of former state champions that includes Rickie Fowler and Patrick Cantlay. “I knew Rickie had won it. It’s pretty special to add my name,” Solomon said. “Winning a California state championship is pretty cool, knowing how great everyone here is.” Even par through his first eight holes, Solomon made his first push by stringing together three straight birdies from holes No.9 through No.11. He’d stumble with a bogey on the 12th and dropped back to even with a double-bogey on the 13th, but closed out his day with a birdie on No.16 and an eagle on the par-5 18th. On 18, he’d stiff a 3-iron from 210 yards out to within 10 feet of the flagstick and knock in the putt. “It was a pretty special round,” Solomon said. “I felt like my ball-striking was great. The last three holes I told myself that I wanted to cap my high school career on a high note. It was fun.” With a win, Suh, the 2014 champion, would’ve become the first individual to win two CIF state titles. He’d get to 3-under through his first 10 holes, but later stumbled with bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes. Headed to USC in the fall, Suh closed with a two-putt birdie on the 18th but was left one shot short. “I knew that no one had won it twice. My coach made that clear. Coming in as defending champ added to the pressure,” Suh said. “My swing just didn’t feel right.” For Suh, neither did the 13th or 14th holes. The winner of this year’s San Franciso City Championship, Suh said that he also struggled with the two holes in a practice round on Tuesday. “They’re just tough holes for me. They don’t fit my eye,” Suh said. “There are not a lot of places to miss it on those...

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NCGA / CIF Boys Championship

Pairings Results |  Team results Yardages CIF State Website May 18, 2015 Bellarmine College Preparatory of San Jose made it a clean sweep. Bellarmine shot 4-under 356 to win the team title, and sophomore Eddy Lai posted a 2-under 70 and won a sudden death playoff, as the Bells made it a double at Monday’s NCGA/CIF Northern California Championship at par-72 Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas. The Bells, who earned their first NorCal title since 2005, defeated runner-up Granite Bay by five strokes. “It’s all about effort,” Bellarmine head coach Louie Agelson said. “The kids practice hard, stay focused and they’re disciplined both on and off the golf course. They had a lot of grit and resiliency.” Both Lai and teammate Jensen Li finished the championship with identical scores of 70. Other Bells scores (best five of six) were Austin Murphy (71), Jake Haselden (72), Boots Del Biaggio (73) and Berk Harvey (74). The Bells earned their NorCal spot by winning the Central Coast Section title. They’ll now move on to the CIF State Championship, slated for June 3 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach. “We’re very happy to move on,” Agelson said. “It’s not easy getting out of here. We were very fortunate. There’s a number of teams here who could’ve won it.” Granite Bay, who came in at 361 and also earned a trip to State, was led by Bryan Baumgarten’s 70 and Riley Sullivan’s 71. Other scores for the Grizzly Bears, who play out of Sac-Joaquin Section, were Jeffrey Inouye-Wong (72), Mason Troike (73), Drake Mendenhall (75) and Ryder Sanders (78). In the chase for the third and final team spot, both Foothill High of Pleasanton and Stevenson School of Pebble Beach finished tied after regulation at 375. In a card-off, Foothill earned third place due to having its sixth player posting a lower score, 81 to 84. The championship was the last event for longtime Stevenson head coach Bill Hankison, who previously announced this would be his last season at the Pirates’ helm. Foothill, who was led by Ryan Knop’s 71 and John Fracisco’s 72, won its record sixth NorCal title in 2014, breaking a tie with Stevenson for all-time team titles. Joining Stevenson among the broken hearted was Palma High of Salinas, which finished at 376, just a stroke shy of the playoff. In the Individual Championship, Lai broke a five-man tie  at 70 that included Li with a win on the first playoff hole (No.1). Lai stiffed a sand wedge from 110 yards out to within 4 feet of the flagstick and knocked in the putt for a birdie. With...

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CIF Girls State Championship

Quail Lodge GC November 20, 2013 Team Results – Individual Results

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NCGA/CIF Nor Cal High School Girls Championship

St. Francis of Mountain View (pictured) came out on top at the 2013 NCGA/CIF Girls High School Championship on Monday. The team consisting of Nancy Xu, Bibilani Liu, Valerie Wang, Jacqulline Sun, Alexis Opsasnick and Caitlin Crosby teamed up for a score of 423, 58-over-par. Read more.

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CIF Boys State Championship

The Stevenson School boys golf team won its first CIF State Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Quail Lodge GC, beating Sunny Hills by two strokes. Read more.

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NCGA/CIF High School Boys Championship

De La Salle High School (pictured) won the 2013 NCGA/CIF High School Boys Championship at Diablo Grande GC on Monday. The Concord-located high school posted a team total of 373, 13-over par to win by nine shots. Read more.

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NCGA/CIF High School Girls Championship

Nancy Xu (pictured) won a playoff Monday for the individual title at the NCGA/CIF High School Girls Nor Cal Championship at Brookside CC. Foothill High School of Pleasanton won the team title. Read more

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CIF Boys State Championship

CIF Boys State Championship San Gabriel CC June 6, 2012 Results SAN GABRIEL – Granite Bay High School played lights out on Wednesday to take the 2012 CIF Boys State Golf Championship. A team total of 374, 19-over par, gave Granite Bay a two-stroke margin of victory over Foothill High School. Granite Bay interestingly enough was the third place finisher in the NCGA/CIF Boys Championship and earned the final spot for the state championship, but now all that matters is they’re state champs.  The Sacramento area school was led by the outstanding play of Jeffrey Inouye-Wong, Brandon Baumgarten and Chuck Pedone, who posted scores of 72, 73 and 74. Additionally, Alex Gibbs and Bryan Wise shot solid scores in the 70s, with a 76 and 79, respectively. It didn’t matter that sixth team member Zack Kwan struggled on the day, shooting a 16-over par 87 as the format takes the best five of six scores. Foothill High School finished with a total of 376, 21-over par, backed by the terrific play of junior Nicolo Galletti, who carded a 2-under 69. The other four scores that counted towards the Pleasanton school’s total were all in the 70s: Rowan Chekuri (74), Tanner Hughes (77), Brett Thawley (77) and Travis Rowney (79). Finishing in third place was R.L. Stevenson School with a score of 380, 25-over par. The Pirates were led by Sebastian Crampton, who less than 48 hours early came up one stroke shy of qualifying for the U.S. Open, with a 2-over 73. The Pebble Beach school showed great depth from their roster as all six players shot in the 70s. Granite Bay’s win was timely as it was the first time a boys’ high school team won a state title since 2006 when De La Salle took first. Additionally it was the first time in recent history that the top three schools all came from the Northern California region. Finishing in fourth place were defending champions Torrey Pines High School at 381. Coming in at fifth and sixth were Santa Margarita and Clovis West, respectively. Del Oro High School’s Austin Smotherman won the CIF individual state title with an 18-hole score of 4-under 67. The Loomis resident had a spectacular round, which included five birdies and a lone bogey. Smotherman, who is committed to play golf collegiately for SMU, took advantage of the front nine par-5s with birdies on No. two and No. four. After a setback on the seventh hole, Smotherman recovered nicely with a birdie on the eighth. He then finished his last 10 holes with eight pars and two birdies coming on Nos. 16 and 17....

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