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The Hart four move forward

Indians girls golfers advance in the CIF individual postseason

Posted: November 3, 2009 10:28 p.m.
Updated: November 4, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Another day, another feat.

Four Hart High girls golfers advanced to the second round of the CIF individual postseason after solid performances Tuesday at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional.

Brenna Carlson (71), Kendall Dusenberry (73), Nikki Prichard (75) and Amanda Corr (78) all slipped in under the cut of 81 at the par-72 course.

The four girls advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Individual Finals, which will be played Nov. 12 at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente.

“It’s a lot easier when you go to things like this if you have teammates by you,” Carlson said. “It makes it less nerve-wracking.”

A fifth Hart player, Jamie Corr (84), and Saugus’ Catherine Walgamuth (91) and Nicole DeFrancisco (93), did not advance.

Combining all the Hart scores, it’s the best 18-hole score (381) for a Hart team ever.

And it doesn’t count because it was not a team event.

Yet it’s still another accomplishment in a year of accomplishments for the Indians.

Hart breezed through the Foothill League, establishing course records and individual marks.

One of those accomplishments was sending five girls to the individual postseason — a feat never accomplished before in the Foothill League’s 11-year golf history.

Carlson’s 71 on Tuesday was three shots off the lead.

Danielle Kang of Westlake and Emily Tubert of Burroughs tied for the lead at 68. Kang won in a playoff.

Yet Carlson and a couple of her teammates were in striking distance. 

The Hart team, along with Saugus and Valencia, will compete Thursday in the CIF-SS Northern Team Divisional.

Hart won the divisional last year.

Saugus, which finished second in the Foothill League this year, is hoping the experience gathered from Tuesday’s event will help the team Thursday.

“In a sense it helped us,” said DeFrancisco. “We got some practice this week, but we have to prepare.”

DeFrancisco and Walgamuth are both juniors, so a trip to the individual postseason could bode well for their future.

Hart’s players might have a lot of life left in their postseason.

The top 28 golfers from the CIF-SS Individual Finals will advance to the CIF-WSCGA Tournament, which is the qualifier for the Nov. 19 state championship.


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