GOLF NOTEBOOK: HIGH DESERT IN PLAYOFFS 5 DEEP.Byline: Dave Shelburne Staff Writer
Alpha League champion Mike Sinclair of Paraclete and Golden League champion Erik Jarvey of Highland lead a contingent of five High Desert high school golfers into the first round of Southern Section individual postseason play Monday.
Travis Ulberg of Highland, C.J. Ancheta of Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley and Nate Ancheta of Quartz Hill also have qualified for Monday's Northern Regional at River Ridge River Ridge is the name of more than one location.
The section championship, which will be held at Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs, will advance 28 golfers to the June 2 CIF/SCGA (Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, ) championship, the final qualifier for the June 8 state championship at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach. High school golfers from the Southern, San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. , Central and Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. sections of the California Interscholastic Federation The California Interscholastic Federation (abbreviated CIF) is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. It mirrors similar governing bodies in other states; however, it differs from others in that it covers most high schools in the state of compete in the CIF/SCGA championship, with the top six individual players moving on to state.
The four-step postseason process likely will start in wind, which is a constant late-morning and afternoon presence at River Ridge and could be an asset to High Desert entries, who play regularly in windy conditions.
The Golden League played most of its league matches in wind this season, concluding in wind and rain last week at Tierra Del Sol in California City, where Jarvey, Ulberg, C.J. Ancheta and Nate Ancheta secured postseason berths by finishing with the top four league averages, in that order.
Paraclete's Sinclair, who averaged near par most of the season, earned his postseason berth by winning the 36-hole Alpha League tournament at Elkins Ranch GC in Fillmore.
He opened with a 1-over-par 72, then finished with an 80 in the rain for a 152 that held off runner-up Niraj Lal of league champion Campbell Hall Campbell Hall can refer to:
Third-place Alex Smith
--Senior strength: Jarvey will be one of several top seniors competing at River Ridge. Brett Kanda of Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge, Ben Fox of Oakwood of North Hollywood, Danny Hoffenberg of Royal of Simi Valley, Nick Geyer of Viewpoint of Calabasas and Joe Greiner of Hart of Newhall also are trying to extend their final season of high school golf.
Prep League MVP (Multimedia Video Processor) A high-speed DSP chip from Texas Instruments, introduced in 1994. Officially introduced as the TMS320C80, it combines RISC technology with the functionality of four DSPs on one chip. Kanda and Fox are both 6 under par for the season, Fox getting that low in his only 2005 high school match. His school has no golf team but the two-time section finalist earned a berth at River Ridge by winning the section's individual-qualifier tournament for a third consecutive year by shooting 65 at Rio Hondo GC in Downey.
Geyer, a State Open qualifier last year, finished second to Kanda in Prep League this season, then shot 68 to win a State Amateur qualifying tournament Tuesday at Victorville's Spring Valley Lake Country Club. Hoffenberg set a school record with a 71.2 average this season, going into his final league match 1 over par for the season. Greiner has five 2005 rounds in the 60s, the most recent a 2-under-par 69 that shared medalist honors in Tuesday's first-stage Southern Section team qualifier at Sterling Hills GC in Camarillo.
Greiner plans to play for three-time state community college champion College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. next season. Jarvey (Loyola Marymount), Fox (Arizona), Kanda (UNLV UNLV University of Nevada, Las Vegas ), Hoffenberg (Fresno State) and Geyer (New Mexico) have accepted golf-scholarship offers from NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I programs.
--Northern Divisional: Highland's Jarvey shared third place behind co- medalists Greiner and Burroughs of Burbank junior Jeff Looby in Tuesday's team playoff opener at Sterling Hills GC, shooting 1-over-par 72 to lead all High Desert scorers.
Quartz Hill led the Golden League showing at the divisional, finishing 11th at 423 in an event that advanced winner Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (379) and second-place Hart (383) to Thursday's section team final.
Kevin Hayman and Michael Sanders both shot 83 to lead Quartz Hill, followed by Ancheta (85), Brian Barcelona and Travis Sinclair (86 each) and Terrance Hughes (90).
Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609
Paraclete High's Mike Sinclair earned a spot in the postseason by winning the Alpha League championship in Fillmore.
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