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CIF golf playoffs: Corr is last one standing

Posted: November 2, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 2, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Hart golfer Jamie Corr is just going to have to keep setting goals.

The senior and Foothill League Most Valuable Player is the last golfer standing from the Santa Clarita Valley in the CIF girls golf postseason.

On Thursday, Corr shot a 3-over 75 at the CIF-Southern Section Girls Golf Individual Final at Western Hills Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills.

The cut to advance to next Thursday’s CIF/WSCGA Regional State Qualifier at the Golf Club at Rancho California in Murrieta, the third of four rounds of the state playoffs, was 80.

Golden Valley’s Elisa Pierre just missed it at 83.

The top 33 golfers out of 95 advanced, with Diamond Bar High’s Bethany Wu’s 69 being the medalist score.

Corr finished 10th overall at the event.

“I think knowing I got 10th out of what, 90 girls, is good,” Corr said. “But my expectations are low to make it to state. I’m trying to set my expectations low, so I’m not discouraged.”

Corr’s goal this season was to get past the first round of the postseason, and now she’s gotten past two.

The way she has played all season — consistent and with low scores — makes her moving forward not out of the realm of possibility.

She said she doesn’t have a number in her head as to what it will take to advance to the state tournament, which is Nov. 13 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.

But only the top nine scores will advance to state.

Corr has played the Murrieta course twice and said she feels comfortable on it.

While one season continued Thursday, another ended.

Pierre, who finished second overall in the Foothill League, just couldn’t get comfortable on the Chino Hills course.

Whereas Corr was able to birdie two holes, Pierre couldn’t get under par anywhere and had a string of seven consecutive bogeys at one point.

“It was the mental game for sure. I totally was not in there mentally,” the freshman said. “Sometimes I’d hit a bad shot and get too worried. I focused too much on the result, not the process of what I was doing. That got to me. I started thinking, ‘What’s the cut going to be? Am I in this?’ My swing wasn’t there. I tried fixing it. But nothing would really work.”

Regardless, Pierre had the greatest season of any Golden Valley golfer — boy or girl — ever.

“I can’t wait for next year for sure,” she said.


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