CIF/SCGA SoCal Girls Regional Championship
November 8, 2018 at Brookside GC
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.
Irene Kim, Mater Dei High School Take Top Honors at 2018 CIF/SCGA Regional Champ
After tying for ninth last year, Kim returned with a vengeance to the tune of seven birdies, including the clutch tweeter on her final hole of the day. The senior at Kennedy HS birdied all four par-5s on the golf course, showing magnificent ball-striking throughout her round, setting herself apart from the full field of 124 girls.
After Brianna Navarrosa birdied her final two holes of the day to climb even with Kim at 4-under, the medalist dug deep. She ripped a drive down the middle of No. 11’s fairway before sending a fairway medal over the back edge of the green. Chipping down a slippery slope away from the hole, Kim sent her attempt about 15 feet past. Facing an uphill putt to win medalist, Kim calmly poured it in and sealed the honors.
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.
Irene Kim (Individual)
Mater Dei High School (Team)
Angelina Kim (Individual)
Troy High School (Team)
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Beth Lillie (Individual)
Troy High School (Team)
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