The La Jolla Country Day boys golf team captured the Division II CIF championship last week at the Coronado municipal Golf Course.
After a strong opening-round score of 377, the Torreys struggled on day two In the windy conditions and tough pin placements. But with a 17-stroke lead over La Jolla High, the team was fortunate to secure earlier tee times for senior Jake Hershfield and sophomore Alex Rapeport, who had calmer conditions to play in.
Freshman Harry Kang, Junior Alberto Sanchez and Senior Anthony Paolucci had later times and played the majority of their rounds in windier conditions. Country Day’s second day total of 396 was much higher than day one , but the majority of teams suffered the same fate. In the end, the team total of 773 for two rounds, earned the team their first ever CIF golf title over second place La Jolla High.
Both La Jolla teams will play today at the Southern California Regional’s at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.