Jenny Glasgow might not have been the most surprised person by the final result of the CIF-Southern California Golf Assn. girls’ individual championship, but she had to be close.
Glasgow, a senior from Corona del Mar High, was part of the final group to return to the clubhouse after the shotgun-start tournament. By that time, most assumed Torrance’s Julie Oh had won the title with a two-over-par 74.
But Glasgow posted a 73 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. “It’s the best round I’ve ever played,” Glasgow said. “I just kept my mind open and went for it. It’s my last year and I wanted to do well.”
Glasgow, who will attend California on a partial scholarship, had bogeys on her first two holes and birdies on her final two.
Defending champion Jenny Lee of Sunny Hills shot 75, finishing in a tie for third. Lee, who like Oh, also played in the morning team competition, said she was worn out.
Even so, she had birdies on the 16th and 17th holes before leaving the ball in the bunker on 18 and making a 12-foot putt for bogey.
“I tried but it didn’t work,” Lee said. “I have no energy. I can’t even concentrate.”
In the boys’ competition, no one from Orange County challenged Charley Hoffman of Poway. Hoffman shot five-under 67 to win his second straight title. Hoffman is the first to win a second boys’ individual title. Mike Berg of Santa Barbara San Marcos was second at 68.
Servite junior Jeff McGraw shot two-under 70, finishing in a four-way tie for third with Darren Angel of Granada Hills, Ted Oh of Torrance and Josh Watney of Clovis West.
Sunny Hills junior Terry Noe, playing in the same group as Hoffman, Angel and Oh, kept pace early. Noe was two under until a three-putt double bogey on the par-3 ninth.
He also three-putted the 10th to go one over and the 12th, including a 1 1/2-footer, for a double bogey.
“My putts aren’t very good these days,” said Noe, who finished three-over 75.
Along with Lee’s 75, Jin Park shot 76 and John Park 77 as Sunny Hills finished sixth in the team competition with 383, 14 shots behind Del Mar Torrey Pines.
Valencia, which won the Southern Section team title, finished seventh. Seniors John Lee and James Wooley shot 73s to tie for 14th, but no other Valencia player broke 80.
Other county players in the boys’ competition: Ryan Donovan (Esperanza) and Perry Dickey (Huntington Beach) 74, Scott Jordan (Mater Dei) 76, Greg Pittenger (Santa Margarita) 79, Nicholas Fritz (Santa Margarita) 81. Other county girls: Lisa Costello (Brea Olinda) 78, Julia Allison (Foothill) 81, Yon Yim (Woodbridge) 83, Brandi Harms (Trabuco Hills) 84, Briana Keilar (Mission Viejo) 87, McKenna Glasgow (Corona del Mar) 90, and Jennifer Tunzi (Capistrano Valley) 92.