Before this season, Rea’s only experience with Hacienda Country Club in La Habra Heights wasn’t a pleasant one. Rea shot 87--16-over par--in the Southern Section individual championships last May. But Thursday, Rea’s par 35 for nine holes led Marina to a 205-211 victory over Servite and kept the Vikings alone in first place in the Sunset League. Rea bogeyed his final hole and finished with two birdies and two bogeys. “I thought that was pretty good,” Marina Coach Joe Crider said. “That’s really a tough course and our kids never get to play it. Brian had played it last spring in the CIF individuals, so he knew a bit about it.” Rea, who was the Sunset League individual runner-up last season and finished third as a sophomore, also shot par 35 Tuesday as Marina edged Huntington Beach, 185-190, at Meadowlark Golf Course.
Other top performers:
John Boyd and Carlos Bolanos, who helped the Santa Ana volleyball team to its first victories over Edison and Fountain Valley since joining the Sunset League five years ago. Boyd had 32 kills and Bolanos had 29 in the five-game victory over Edison.
Jeff Jennings, whose two-out, two-strike, seventh-inning grand slam gave Capistrano Valley Christian an 8-5 victory over Calvary Chapel. Jennings also pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory.
Erik Mattern, whose home runs helped Mater Dei open the South Coast League baseball season with two victories. He had a bases-empty homer in the fifth in the Monarchs’ 2-1 victory over Mission Viejo. He had a three-run homer in the sixth in a 4-0 win over Capistrano Valley.
John Simmons, who helped El Toro to its first victory over Mission Viejo in boys’ swimming by winning the 100-yard backstroke (54.41 seconds), the 200 freestyle (1:45.91) and swimming legs on two winning relay teams.