California Interscholastic Federation
City Section golf coaches criticize reduction in teams and individuals for championship

With less than a week before the City Section girls’ golf championship takes place, coaches are expressing displeasure over a decision announced Monday by Commissioner John Aguirre to cut the number of individual participants from 44 to 26 and limit only two teams, Granada Hills and North Hollywood, to compete for the team title. There are rules in the City Section Gold Book that require teams and individuals to average a specific score over the course of the regular season to qualify, but they have been used only as guidelines in the past. Now Aguirre is enforcing them, and several coaches believe that is not warranted even though the standard was averaging at least 15-over-par...