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Prep golf: Foothill top 2 move on

Corr and Pierre advance in first round of the CIF postseason

Posted: October 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: October 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

Just like the Foothill League season.

In girls golf it was Hart’s Jamie Corr and Golden Valley’s Elisa Pierre — then everybody else.

Now they’re the final two golfers standing in the CIF individual postseason.

The freshman Pierre shot a 2-over 74 and Corr shot a 75 on Thursday at River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard at theCIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional.

They were the only two locals to make the cut of 78 and advance to the Southern Section Final.

The medalist was Thousand Oaks’ Sophia Chen, who shot a 65.

West Ranch’s Sarah Hong and Golden Valley’s Amanda Hobbs just missed the cut with 79s.

A pair of freshmen — Hart’s Katie Corr and West Ranch’s Josie Lionetti shot 80s, while Valencia’s Joyce Kim (85) and Andrea Webster (86) also didn’t advance to next Thursday’s event.

For Jamie Corr, it was a huge sigh of relief.

“I put a lot of pressure on myself,” she said. “It was my goal from the start of the season (to advance past the first round). It was very important to me.”

In three previous trips to the first round of the individual playoffs she saw her individual season end.

The Foothill League Most Valuable Player felt early on like it was going to be four years in a row, but her fortune changed on her back nine.

Through seven holes, she was at 5-over.

Then on her 11th hole, the par-5 No. 13, she made an eagle.

“That was the big turning point,” she said. “Before that, I was like, ‘This is my last time playing for Hart.’”

Corr later birdied her final two shots.

Others weren’t so lucky.

Hong bogeyed her 17th hole. Lionetti double-bogeyed her 18th hole. Hobbs lipped out on her 18th hole.

Her head coach Tony Moskal was heartbroken for her.

“I feel sick for her because I wanted it so bad for her because she came to my program when we weren’t good and decided to quit soccer and say, ‘I’m going to play golf. I’m going to help build a program.’ And she’s done that,” Moskal said of Hobbs, the only golfer in Golden Valley history to make two postseason appearances.

Meanwhile her young teammate Pierre moves on.

The Foothill League’s No. 2 golfer in 2012 has been consistent all season long and in her first high school experience in the postseason, she beat the challenge.

She is the first Golden Valley golfer to advance past the first round of the postseason.

“For a freshman in our program, I’ll call what she did groundbreaking,” Moskal said. “I’ve never had a person in my program make this kind of an impact.”

Pierre and Corr will now golf at Western Hills Golf & Country Club in Chino Hills.

 

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