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Corr comes oh so close

Trio of local golfers miss cut to state finals

Posted: November 17, 2008 10:04 p.m.
Updated: November 18, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 
Her words tell you exactly how she felt Monday.

"Today was pretty much the worst day of my life," said Hart High golfer Amanda Corr.

Corr, still stinging from missing the cut for the CIF State Golf Final, was hard on herself afterward.

But it revealed her heartbreak.

All three local girls golfers missed the cut Monday in the 2008 CIF-WSCGA Foundation Girls' Regional Golf Championship at Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside.

Hart's Nikki Prichard shot an 82 and Saugus' Tiara Wells shot an 84.

The top score came from Victoria Park of Irvine. She shot a 66 on the par-72 course.

Corr shot a 74.

Had she shot 72, she would have played off for the final spot for today's CIF State Final.

The final takes the top six scores from the WSCGA.

Corr actually played well Monday.

How well?

"I pretty much had the best golfing day of my life," the sophomore said.

Corr made two birdies and four bogeys.

But she missed two putts on the day from one foot out.

On No. 9, she missed a put for par and on No. 12 she missed one for birdie.

"It's unbelievable," Corr said. "You don't need a brain to make those."

Corr was so close to advancing.

She didn't cry until she called her father from the course with the news.

There are two ways she can now take this - she can carry it with her the rest of her golf career or she can use it as motivation for the future.

Corr said she'll do both.

"As long as I live, I will never miss a putt like that again," she said. "I kind of reached this new level today, (though). I (learned) I could compete with the best girls in California. It shows me I'm kind of at that level."

Corr has had an outstanding follow-up to her freshman year in which she won the Foothill League Most Valuable Player.

She was two strokes short of winning the league's MVP this season and has been the Indians' best golfer in the postseason.

Prichard, though, has been right behind her.

The fellow-sophomore was a shot behind Corr with a 77 in the first round of the individual playoffs. Then she matched Corr's 74 in the second round.

Meanwhile, Wells has stepped up her game in the postseason, shooting two 78s and an 80 in the postseason to go with Monday's 84.

The 78s both came in individual playoffs, but the 84 was too far off the mark to keep her season going.

"I'm disappointed but I'm really happy I got there," Wells said. "I couldn't get anything to fall today. I couldn't get any breaks."

The senior now hopes her scores from 18-hole tournament competition catches the attention of college recruiters.
Corr is still a ways off from college.

But just to show how committed she is to her game and despite the frustration she felt Monday, she said she'll be back.

Corr said she'll be on the course today after school.

cosborne@the-signal.com


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