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CIF State High School Boys Championship

May 30, 2018 at San Gabriel CC

The California Interscholastic Federation is divided into four districts, and each provides contestants in the events based on district student population. The State Championship is a one-day event run by the NCGA and SCGA, with teams and individual students competing in 18 holes of stroke play. The top six individuals and top three teams of each region (Northern and Southern) advance to the State Championship, which rotates each year between Northern and Southern sites.

2017 Event Recap

Photos Results

Archbishop Mitty of San Jose brought out the broom at Wednesday’s CIF State Boys’ Championship at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

The Archbishop Mitty squad shot 2-over 357, defeating runner-up Anaheim Discovery Christian by 10 strokes to win its first State title and cap a historic season. Meanwhile, Matt Lloyd, a senior at Archbishop Mitty, fired a sizzling 6-under 65 to win the Individual title by three strokes over five players.

It’s the first time a Northern California team has won the State crown since Stevenson School of Pebble Beach took the title in 2013. Archbishop Mitty had squeezed its way into the championship. At the NCGA/CIF NorCal Championships, they’d hold off Bellarmine College Preparatory by a stroke to claim third place and the final berth into State. This season marked the first time that Archbishop Mitty won its Section title (Central Coast) as well.

“This is an unbelievable moment for us,” said Archbishop Mitty athletic director Josh Walker, who was subbing for head coach John Mosunic, who’s in South Africa on a school trip. “It’s a tremendous achievement by the guys. As a team, it’s been an amazing season.”

Lloyd was brilliant on what was a spectacular day. He’d post seven birdies, including a 30-foot birdie bomb on the 16th, to go against just one hiccup—a bogey on the par-4 12th. On his front-nine, Lloyd, who’s headed to Purdue University in the fall, carded a 31.

It’s one of the best rounds shot on the new Poppy Hills, which re-opened for play in 2014 after a complete renovation.

“It was just good golf. I’ve been working on playing smarter,” said Lloyd following his first competitive round at Poppy Hills. “I felt like I was in a groove and felt comfortable out there.”

Second place in the Individual championship was shared by five players at 68—- Donald Kay of Patrick Henry, Pleasant Valley’s Noah Norton, Cameron Sisk of Vahalla Norseman, Sean Maryuma of Campbell Hall and Lloyd’s teammate, Daniel Kim. Maryuma, who captured the SoCal title and is the son of PGA Tour winner Shigeki Maryuma, had a chance to catch Lloyd with an eagle on the par-5 18th but finished with a bogey.

Other scores (best five-out-six) for Archbishop Mitty were Brian Ma (72), Aashish Achanta (76), Justin Gasparovic (76) and James Rogers (82).

In the Team competition, Anaheim Discovery Christian was second with a score of 367, while defending champion Torrey Pines placed third at 370. It’s the first year that Anaheim Discovery Christian has had a Boys’ golf team. Torrey Pines has won a record three State team titles.

Anaheim Discovery Christian’s Stang Kornkamol, the lone girl in the field, shot an impressive 5-over 76 playing from the same tees.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2017 Individual: Matt Lloyd
Team: Archbishop Mitty
Poppy Hills GC
2016 Individual: Hidetoshi Yoshihara
Team: Torrey Pines HS

San Gabriel CC
2015 Individual: Jacob Solomon, Dublin High
Team: Westlake HS

Poppy Hills GC
2014 Individual: Justin Suh, Evergreen Valley HS
Team: Westlake HS

San Gabriel CC
2013 Individual: Jack Chung, Sunny Hills
Team: Stevenson HS
Quail Lodge GC
2012 Individual: Austin Smotherman, Del Oro HS
Team: Granite Bay HS
San Gabriel CC
2011 Individual: Alexander Schauffele, Scripps Ranch
Team: Torrey Pines HS
Poppy Hills GC
2010 Individual: Patrick Cantlay, Servite HS
Team: Santa Barbara HS, Santa Barbara
Santa Maria CC
2009 Individual: Kevin Dougherty, Vista Murrieta
Team: La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad
Poppy Hills GC
2008 Individual: Jeff Kang, Sunny Hills
Team: Sunny Hills, Fullerton
Santa Maria CC
2007 Individual: Austen Dailey, HB Edison
Team: HB Edison, Huntington Beach
Poppy Hills GC
2006 Individual: Rickie Fowler, Murrieta Valley
Team: De La Salle, Concord
Santa Maria CC
2005 Individual: Daniel Lim, Bellarmine
Team: St. Augustine, San Diego
Poppy Hills GC
2004 Individual: Eddie Olson, Aptos
Team: Torrey Pines High School, La Jolla
Santa Maria CC

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Handicap Index: 16.9
Monday, June 09, 2014

I have the privledge of watching these young men play on a regular basis, and they are a great group of guys.
you guys have worked hard to earn this greatest of awards!!!!
Go Westlake!!!
Gwen Lucoff
Malibu, ca