Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Inland Empire: Palm Desert girls' golf finishes third in state
By Dan Arritt
The Palm Desert girls’ golf team finished third Tuesday afternoon at the state championships, shooting a combined 49-over par 419 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
Last season’s runner-up, Torrey Pines, finished first with a 396 and three-time defending champion Torrance was second at 407.
Kimmy Hill led the Aztecs with a three-over 77, which tied for seventh in the field of 48. It was Palm Desert’s first appearance at the state finals.
Grace Na of Alameda in Northern California won the individual title with a 74 on the 5,998-yard tree-lined layout.
Redlands East Valley advanced to championship match in Southern Section Division 1A, knocking off visiting Corona del Mar in Tuesday’s semifinal, 25-21, 25-21, 26-28, 25-21.
It was the third straight year the Wildcats ended Corona del Mar’s season.
Krista Vansant had 39 kills and 15 digs to lead second-seeded REV, which will meet top-seeded Los Angeles Marymount in the championship match either Friday or Saturday at Cypress College.
In Division 2AA, fourth-seeded Chino Hills had never qualified for the postseason in school history, but the Huskies continued their remarkable run with a four-game win over Westlake Village Oaks Christian in the semifinals.
Nicole Leonard had 15 kills to lead Chino Hills and Tori Haebe contributed 22 digs.
The Huskies will meet fellow Sierra League member Glendora St. Lucy’s in this weekend’s championship match, also at Cypress College.
In Division 3A, Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World upset top-seeded Brentwood to advance to the championship match at Cypress College.
The fourth-seeded Fighting Scots dropped the first game, 15-25, but rallied to win three of the next four, 26-24, 25-20, 13-25, 19-17.
Rim of the World will play third-seeded North Hollywood Campbell Hall in the championship match.
An all-Inland Empire showdown will take place in Division 4A as top-seeded Hemet and second-seeded Upland Christian Academy advanced to the championship match.
Top-seeded Temecula Linfield Christian moved on to the Division 5 semifinals with a 13-5 victory Tuesday against Whittier Christian. Linfield Christian will host wild-card Cerritos Valley Christian on Thursday.
Also in Division 5, second-seeded Riverside Arlington advanced with an 11-7 victory against Hemet. The Lions will travel to third-seeded San Bernardino Aquinas for Thursday’s semifinal.