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Torrey Pines' Cho wins state golf title

November, 16, 2011
Sarah Cho of Torrey Pines won the CIF state girls golf championship in a two-hole playoff over Cha Cha Wilhoite of Palm Desert at the Poppy Hills Golf Course at Pebble Beach on Tuesday.

Cho and Wilhoite were the only two golfers to shoot under par in the tournament. Both were 1-under, 71, after 18 holes.

Anne Cheng of Torrance finished in a tie for third with Shawnee Martinez of Enochs with ever-par 72s.

Sophia Chen from Thousand Oaks shot 7-over 79 and was tied for 27th place. Oxnard's Drew Thomas was 12-over and tied for 42nd in the 54-player field.

Torrey Pines won the team portion of the state final by two strokes over Torrance. Three players from Torrance finished in the top 10. Samantha Martin tied for sixth with a 3-over 75. Diana Kim tied for eighth with a 4-over 76.

Thomas, Chen qualify for state golf

November, 11, 2011
Drew Thomas from Oxnard and Sophia Chen from Thousand Oaks qualified for the CIF state girls golf tournament at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach.

Chen was one of two golfers to win a two-hole playoff at the CIF/WSCGA Southern California Regional at The Golf Club in Murrieta. She birdied the second playoff hole, sinking a 15-foot putt on a par-3 hole, and eliminated Erin Choi of Torrance.

Six golfers, including Chen, tied for ninth place with 4-over 76s. The top-nine golfers advanced to the CIF state tournament.

Sandy Choi from Torrey Pines was the only golfer to shoot under par. She won the WSCGA regional with a 2-under 70. Megan Kim of Mira Costa was second at even par 72.

Thomas was the surprise qualifier of the tournament. She lost in a playoff and missed the cut at the Southern Section regional at the Talega Golf Course in San Clemente. But she was allowed to enter the WSCGA regional when one of the golfers declined to compete.

Thomas shot a 3-over 75 in the WSCGA tournament.

Tiffany Yau of Van Nuys, the City Section champion, lost in the six-player playoff. She shot a 4-over 76, but was eliminated from advancing on the first playoff hole.

The CIF state final at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach is Tuesday.