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The Signal's 2012 All-Santa Clarita Golf team

Posted: January 3, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 3, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Jamie Corr is The Signal's 2012 Golfer of the Year.

 

When Jamie Corr came to Hart High in 2009, it was easy to overlook her.

She was among the greatest assemblage of girls golfers on one team in Santa Clarita Valley history and the freshman was the fifth best golfer on the squad.

But on the other hand, there was one thing that couldn’t be overlooked.

She would have been the best golfer on four of the five other teams in the Foothill League.

Then came her sophomore year and Corr caught the Foothill League sleeping and won the Most Valuable Player, which goes to the golfer with the lowest amount of strokes during the league season.

Those accomplishments, and a junior season in which she finished second overall in the league provide a little perspective to Corr’s body of work.

And sure, The All-Santa Clarita Valley Girls Golfer of the Year award is just that, an award for a year’s work.

But it needs to be recognized that what Corr has accomplished in four years puts her in a rarefied air.

And the reason she is in that rarefied air is because she finished.

Jamie Corr once again won the Foothill League Most Valuable Player and made the CIF individual postseason for the fourth straight year.

She also had the greatest season of her prep career.

She was medalist in five of six Foothill League matches — something none of the great Hart foursome she played alongside accomplished — not her sister Amanda, nor Brenna Carlson, nor Nikki Prichard, nor Kendall Dusenberry.

All four are playing NCAA Division I college golf today.

Corr, bound for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall, had never gone beyond the first round of the CIF individual postseason in her previous three years.

But Corr made it to the CIF/WSCGA Regional State Qualifier, the third of four rounds of the state playoffs.

She shot a 2-over 74 at the event.

Those bested two 75s in first and second round of the playoffs.

Few golfers have been as consistent as Corr has been.

She was the absolute model of it during her prep career.

And now it’s over.

It’s hard to believe this, but for the first time she can say this — Jamie Corr is The Signal’s All-SCV Girls Golfer of the Year.

 

ALL-SCV Team

Elisa Pierre • Golden Valley • Freshman

What Pierre accomplished in 2012 is well beyond any Golden Valley golfer has ever accomplished. She finished second overall in Foothill League play — the league MVP runner-up. Just a freshman, Pierre has set herself up to be the leader of a Grizzly golf revolution. Pierre was the piece that put Golden Valley over the top and in the team postseason for the first time. Pierre was twice medalist in 2012 (tying Corr with a 36 in the first league match). She finished six strokes away overall to the Hart senior (188-194). Pierre became the first Grizzly to make it past the first round of the individual postseason with a 2-over 74 and the Northern Individual Regional. Her season ended with an 83 in the Southern Section final.

 

Amanda Hobbs • Golden Valley • Senior

Hobbs leaves the Grizzlies as its most accomplished golfer ever. She twice made the individual postseason (junior and senior years) and saw her program rise from never finishing higher than fourth in any league match and never better than fifth overall as a team to a second-place finish in league No. 1 this season and a third-place overall finish in 2012. She was the heart and soul of a team that made the postseason for the first time in school history. Hobbs finished fifth in league individually with a total score of 211 and carded an 88 in team and 79 in individual postseason.

 

Katie Corr • Hart • Freshman

The third and last of the Corr sisters had an impressive debut with a sixth-place overall finish in league (218). Prior to high school, she was a club soccer player, but an increased commitment to golf has turned her into a future force in the Foothill. She shot an 80 in the individual playoffs and an 85 in team.

 

Sarah Hong • West Ranch • Senior
Hong finished off a strong prep career by helping West Ranch win a second straight Foothill League title. She tied or had the Wildcats’ best score in four of six league matches with her best performance coming in the first league match with a 38. She finished tied for third overall in league with 207 strokes. Hong shot a 7-over 79 at the first round of the individual postseason and an 88 in the first round of the team postseason.


Josie Lionetti • West Ranch • Freshman

West Ranch remains in good hands for the future and a major reason is Lionetti. With bright young talent throughout the league, she is one of the brightest. Lionetti tied her teammate Hong at third overall in league play. She finished three or less shots of the lead in Foothill matches four times. Her best was a 38 at league No. 1, where she was two shots off the lead. She shot an 80 in the individual playoffs and 92 in team postseason.

Honorable Mentions

Ashley Warner • Canyon • Junior
Illeana Dullas • Golden Valley • Junior
Lauren Yi • Hart • Freshman
Shannon Laurin • Saugus • Senior
Andrea Webster • Valencia • Senior
Michelle Kim • West Ranch • Senior

 



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