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Hart breaking own records

Undeafeated Indians, Amanda Corr break scoring records

Posted: October 14, 2008 8:44 p.m.
Updated: December 16, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 

Hart's girls golf team's records are meant to be broken.

Excuse the spin on an old cliché, but the Indians' record breaking is becoming cliché.

Hart did it on two levels Tuesday at Vista Valencia Golf Course in claiming at least a share of its second straight Foothill League title.

Not only did the team break a course record at Vista, a record the Indians set just two weeks ago, but sophomore Amanda Corr shot a league and course record 4-under 29 Tuesday.

"I was ecstatic we beat our record the first three matches and I was really hopeful for the team to carry that over to the fourth match," Corr said. "We beat our record again. It's the coolest thing ever."

Hart's Sara Jones shot a 30 in 2001 for the previous individual record.

The Indians (20-0) shot a team score of 176, five strokes better than its score Sept. 23 in Foothill League Match No. 1. It was the fourth straight course record they've set.

As for the second straight league title, it could be the second of many more, as the core of the team is still young with three sophomores and a freshman leading the way.

Hart head coach Renee Onori would stop short of calling this a future dynasty, though.

"I think we're seeing a very competitive golf team and I'm very fortunate to be the coach of that team," she said.

Saugus was three strokes better than West Ranch 207-210 to claim second place in the match. For all intents and purposes, it gives the Centurions second place in league, as Hart is likely to claim first in the final league match Oct. 28, and it gives the Wildcats the third and final spot for CIF Team Playoffs, which begin Nov. 10.

It was undoubtedly Corr's day, though. The reigning league Most Valuable Player said she was shaking on hole No. 6 because she could feel she was doing so well.

It psyched her out as she bogeyed the hole. She also bogeyed No. 3.
"That was stupid. I could have been 5-under, 6-under," she joked. "But I'm still happy with 4-under."
Corr eagled her second hole and made birdies on Nos. 4, 5, 7 and 8.

She said some motivation has recently come from her drive to win a second MVP, as competitors from her own Hart team have staked their own claim to the prize.

"I try not to think about it, but if I got it last year, I have to get it this year," she said. "I don't want to fall back."

League MVP will be determined Oct. 28 at Elkins Ranch.

Corr's closest competitors Tuesday were fellow Indian Kendall Dusenberry and Saugus' Tiara Wells, who each shot 34s.

Hart backed its pair up with 35s from Nikki Prichard and Brenna Carlson.

Wells' 35 and teammate Sophie Valentine's 38 played big in Saugus' second-place finish.

The two scores in the 30s gave the Centurions (15-5) the edge over a more bunched together group of scores from the Wildcats (13-7).

West Ranch was led by Sarah Kang's 38.

Nonetheless, the Wildcats will make their first-ever girls golf postseason appearance in the programs' three seasons in the Foothill League. The program has played only two with seniors.

Saugus edged West Ranch out of a playoff spot last season.

"After what happened last year, we wanted to finish above Saugus, but for us, it's our first year in the CIF playoffs," said West Ranch head coach Jeff Holen.

For the fourth straight match, Valencia (8-12) finished in fourth place. Camille Hind led the team with a 46 as the Vikings shot a 240.

Canyon (3-17) just edged Golden Valley (1-19) by a single stroke 311-312.

Jenna Loucks' 53 led the Cowboys and Brittany Suarez' 39 led the Grizzlies.

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