High School Roundup: Edison girls’ golf places fourth at CIF Southern California Championships

Senior captain Erin Johnson helped the Edison High girls' golf team take fourth place on Tuesday in Pasadena.
Senior captain Erin Johnson, shown putting in October 2019, helped the Edison High girls’ golf team take fourth place at the CIF/SCGA SoCal Girls’ High School Championships on Tuesday in Pasadena.
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Spurred on by freshman Chloe Lam’s second-place individual finish, the Edison High School girls’ golf team placed fourth at the season-ending CIF/SCGA SoCal Girls’ High School Championships Tuesday at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.

Lam finished with a two-under-par 69, posting a round that included three birdies and just one bogey. She was second only to Emiko Sverduk of Long Beach Wilson (-3) among the field of 112 golfers.

“It felt really good,” said Lam, who was third individually at the CIF Southern Section Southern Regional on June 2, in a phone interview. “Especially with my team supporting me today, it felt amazing. Being a freshman, my teammates have really brought me in as family.”

Lam’s round would have been good enough to qualify for the CIF State Championships, but they were canceled this year due to the coronavirus.

Edison as a team also had much to be proud of with the fourth-place finish. Senior captain Erin Johnson placed 45th individually with an eight-over-par round of 79, while Jeanie Tahvildari (51st, +9), Hallie Brisco (66th, +12) and Milanza Dao (82nd, +17) also scored for the Chargers.

“Honestly, it was a great day,” said Johnson, who finished off her third year as Chargers team captain. “We were up this morning and we were definitely excited. It was the first time as a team that we’ve come this far, and we went out there with a great attitude and it paid off.”

Troy won the girls’ team competition.

Locally, Fountain Valley’s Madison Le placed 10th individually with a two-over-par round of 73 that included five birdies. Fountain Valley’s Milan Nguyen finished 49th with a round of 80, and Huntington Beach’s Chloe Griffith placed 59th with a round of 81.


Huntington Beach High’s Shawn Williams shot an 11-over-par round of 83 on Tuesday at the CIF/SCGA SoCal Boys’ High School Championships, held at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.

Williams placed 103rd out of 123 individual competitors. He was the only local boy to advance to the tournament.


Costa Mesa 60, Palisades 45: Gio Quero had 20 points and six rebounds as the Mustangs earned the road win Tuesday in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division 5-AA playoffs.

Nathan Shipper scored 15 points for No. 5-seeded Costa Mesa (16-9), which earned its first state playoffs win in program history by beating No. 4-seeded Palisades. Aiden Spallone added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Christian Dasca chipped in three points, seven assists and three steals.

Costa Mesa plays at top-seeded Fresno Roosevelt (15-4) in a Division 5-AA semifinal game Thursday.


Sage Hill 71, San Diego Westview 65: Emily Elliott had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Lightning in the first round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division 2-A playoffs on Tuesday night.

Emily Eadie added 20 points, nine rebounds and two steals for Sage Hill. Isabel Gomez compiled 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks, and Kat Righeimer added 11 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Sage Hill (19-6) remains at home on Thursday against Westlake Village Westlake (19-3), which upset top-seeded Santa Maria St. Joseph 70-42 in its regional playoff opener.

Newport Harbor 59, La Quinta 33: Chase Dionio paced the host Sailors with 16 points to go with three steals in the first round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division 3-AA playoffs.

Willa Rath added 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals for Newport Harbor. Cydney Jover had nine points and three steals, Daelyn Renee added six points and four rebounds, Emma Fults scored five points, and Emma Coatsworth chipped in with four points and three rebounds.

Newport Harbor (19-2) will go on the road to face No. 2-seeded San Diego Rancho Bernardo (20-8) in a regional semifinal game on Thursday.

San Diego Academy of Our Lady of Peace 58, Pacifica Christian Orange County 31: Mallory Downing had 10 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Pilots past the visiting Tritons on Tuesday in the first round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division 4-A playoffs.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace will be at home again in the second round on Thursday against Paso Robles.


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