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CIF/SCGA SoCal Boys Regional Championship

May 23, 2019 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.

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2018 Event Recap

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If Tyler Guo is able to maintain his current level of confidence, the Crean Lutheran High School junior might just be the favorite in next week's California state championship.

With a chip-in birdie on his final hole Thursday, Guo completed a bogey-free round, shot 7-under 65 and captured the CIF/SCGA Boys' Regional Golf Championship during a brisk day at Brookside CC in Pasedena.

Ending the day at hole No. 7, following a shotgun start in the field of 124 players, Guo found trouble off the tee and ended up short of the green after his second shot on the par-4 layout. From about 50 yards out, however, on his third shot, Guo watched his birdie chip roll in and threw his club in the air in celebration.

"After looking at the lie I was like, 'This is not good.' But one of my friends I was playing with just said, 'You got this,' and I said, 'Yeah, why not,'" Guo recalled. "I told myself, 'I'm 6-under right now; what do I have to fear? I can do this.' So I just picked a landing spot...and I trusted myself, stayed focused and didn't think about the outcome. And I did it. It landed perfectly, but I was not expecting it to go in."

The round-capping birdie was Guo's seventh of the day. He won the single-day tournament by four strokes and is one of nine individuals to qualify for the CIF state championship on May 30 at San Gabriel.

"I was very carefree on the golf course and I'm really glad I did that. I'm just very proud of myself," Guo said. "I'm very happy to represent my school. And even though we weren't able to (qualify) as a team, I was still able to make everybody so proud."

Ontario Christian's William Mouw finished runner-up at 3-under. Haram Shin (Marshall) and Thomas Stephenson (Carlsbad) were two of 12 golfers to finish 1-over and earned the eighth and ninth spots, respectively, following a playoff at Brookside. The competitive field made for an exciting finish on all fronts.

"The zero-bogey part is the most interesting," Guo admitted of his round. "Seven birdies is not that impressive, considering how good the players are here, but the ability to fix the mistake as soon as you figure it out is the best part of my game right now. That's why I'm really confident. Two weeks ago, I had an 8-under with no bogeys, and I think I gained a lot of confidence from that round."

In the team championship portion of the tournament, Torrey Pines High School emerged victorious after tying for first with Palm Desert. The Falcons were named the winners, though, after a scorecard tiebreaker. Torrey Pines won the title based on the sixth score tossed out, which was a 77 compared to the Aztecs' 79. Both teams shot 9-over.

Torrey Pines, which finished team runner-up a year ago, seven shots behind Palm Desert, flipped the script in 2018 and claimed one of three qualifying spots in next week's CIF state championship.

James Song -- one of two players remaining from last year's squad -- led Torrey Pines with a 70. No Falcons player recorded worse than a 76. The third team to qualify was Oaks Christian (a roster that includes Tristan Gretzky -- son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky), which shot +13 and edged out Servite by two strokes to advance.

Qualifying Teams

Torrey Pines Falcons
James Song
Ray Xiong
Jackson Rivera
Andi Xu
Luca Martinez
Caden Fioroni

Palm Desert Aztecs
Charlie Reiter
John Kim

Raymond Navis

Chris Wardrup

Chase Cadwallader

Derrick Liu

Oaks Christian Lions
Cole White
Jake Marek

Francis Catalano

Jett Thorson

Tristan Gretzky

Blake McGovern

Qualifying Individuals

Tyler Guo
William Mouw
Kento Yamawaka
Tyler Schafer
Darien Zhao
Andrew Hoekstra
Alex Pak
Haram Shin
Thomas Stephenson

Past Winners

CIF-SCGA Southern Regional Championship

Year Winner Site
2018 Individual: Tyler Guo, Crean LutheranTeam: Torrey Pines HS, San Diego
Brookside GC
2017 Individual: Sean Maruyama, Campbell Hall
Team: Palm Desert HS, Palm Desert

Brookside GC
2016 Individual: Charlie Reiter, Palm Desert HS
Team: Westlake, Westlake Village

Brookside GC
2015 Individual: Norman Xiong, Temescal Canyon
Team: Torrey Pines, San Diego

Brookside GC
2014 Individual: Sage Casaga
Team: Westlake, Westlake Village

Brookside GC
2013 Individual: Jack Chung, Sunny Hills HS
Team: Sunny Hills, Fullerton
Brookside GC
2012 Individual: Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis East HS
Team: Torrey Pines, San Diego
Brookside GC
2011 Individual: Ben Doyle, La Jolla HS
Team: Torrey Pines, San Diego
Brookside GC
2010 Individual: Jake Katz, Westlake
Team: Torrey Pines, San Diego
The Golf Club at Rancho Calif.
2009 Individual: Kevin Dougherty, Vista Murrieta
Team: La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad
The SCGA GC
2008 Individual: Johnny Mac Arthur, Hart
Team: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The SCGA GC

2007 Individual: Rickie Fowler, Murrieta Valley
Team: Clovis West, Fresno
The SCGA GC
2006 Individual: Rory Hie, Cerritos
Team: Cathedral Catholic, San Diego
The SCGA GC
2005 Individual: Brett Kanda, Flintridge Prep
Team: St. Augustine, San Diego
The SCGA GC
2004 Individual: Rickie Fowler, Murrieta
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
The SCGA GC
2003 Individual: Daniel Im, La Mirada
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
The SCGA GC
2002 Individual: Brian van Heel, Westlake
Team: Palm Desert, Palm Desert
The SCGA Members' Club
2001 Individual: Brandon Hillpot, Colton
Team: San Marcos, Santa Barbara
The SCGA Members' Club
2000 Individual: Steve Conway, Santa Margarita
Team: Santa Margarita, RS Margarita
The SCGA Members' Club
1999 Individual: Ron Won, University
Team: San Marcos, Santa Barbara
The SCGA Members' Club
1998 Individual: Brett Bockman, Palm Desert
Team: Palm Desert, Palm Desert
The SCGA Members' Club
1997 Individual: David Oh, Whitney
Team: Santa Margarita, RS Margarita
The SCGA Members' Club
1996 Individual: James Donahoe, Hemet
Team: Westlake, Westlake Village
The SCGA Members' Club
1995 Individual: Charley Hoffman, Poway
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Bernardo Heights CC
1994 Individual: Charley Hoffman, Poway
Team: Palm Desert, Palm Desert
Redlands CC
1993 Individual: Mike Samoles, Henry
Team: Santa Margarita, RS Margarita
Stockdale CC
1992 Individual: Chris Riley, Henry
Team: Trabuco Hills, RS Margarita
San Diego CC
1991 Individual: Tiger Woods, Western
Team: Palm Springs, Palm Springs
Marbella CC
1990 Individual: Austin Maki, Estancia
Team: West, Bakersfield
El Caballero CC
1989 Individual: Joe Acosta, Redwood
Team: West, Bakersfield
Bakersfield CC
1988 Individual: Manny Zerman, University
Team: Carlsbad, Carlsbad
La Jolla CC
1987 Individual: Phil Mickelson, University
Team: Westlake, Westlake Village
North Ranch CC
1986 Individual: Mike Swingle, Grossmont
Team: Esperanza, Anaheim
Lakeside GC
1985 Individual: O.D. Vincent, Palm Springs
Team: Palm Springs, Palm Springs
Stockdale CC
1984 Individual: Ray Babcock, Santana
Team: Palm Springs, Palm Springs
San Diego CC
1983 Individual: Kevin Leach, Palos Verdes
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Glendora CC
1982 Individual: Larry Salk, Palisades
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
El Caballero CC
1981 Individual: Bryan Gorman, Hilltop
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Bakersfield CC
1980 Individual: Craig Hall, Mt. Carmel
Team: Mt. Carmel, Poway
Rancho Santa Fe GC
1979 Individual: Mark Moore, Elsinore
Team: Clovis, Fresno
Victoria Club
1978 Individual: Mike Campagni, La Serna
Team: Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks
Brentwood CC
1977 Individual: David Games, Bellflower
Team: Highland, Bakersfield
Stockdale CC
1976 Individual: John Cook, Miraleste
Team: Torrey Pines, La Jolla
San Diego CC
1975 Individual: Lennie Clements, Poway
Team: San Marcos, Santa Barbara
La Cumbre CC
1974 Individual: Rich Friedman, Monte Vista, Whittier
Team: Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo
Los Angeles CC
1973 Individual: Tony Campregher, Marina HB
Team: Rio Mesa, Oxnard
Bakersfield CC
1972 Individual: Mark Johnson, Barstow
Team: Palisades, Los Angeles
Lomas Santa Fe CC
1971 Individual: Craig Stadler, La Jolla
Team: Palisades, Los Angeles
Virginia CC


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