MURRIETA — Two sophomores' quest to reach the CIF State Tournament will have to wait until next year.
Corona del Mar High's Mike Moorhead and Estancia's Jake Knapp saw their season end after the CIF SCGA Tournament at the SCGA Course in Murrieta Thursday.
Moorhead, making his second straight appearance in the CIF SCGA Tournament, was 37th after he shot one-under-par 71. He was one of 37 to shoot under on the course.
Knapp, the Orange Coast League champion, was 87th, finishing at four-over 76.
Moorhead, the Pacific Coast League champion, had six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey.
"It was a little rough out there," Moorhead said. "I knew the course a little bettter. I started off a bit rusty, got a few bogeys. But I caught fire and got some birdies."
Jake Katz of Westlake birdied the third playoff hole to win the CIF/SCGA championship Thursday in Murrieta and advance to the state championships June 8 at Santa Maria Country Club.
Katz shot a 7-under 65 to tie with Mark Jensma of Aliso Niguel and Andrew Levitt of Santa Margarita before winning in a playoff.
Torrey Pines edged Servite by a single stroke for the team title. Those two teams, along with Santa Barbara, advance to the state championships.
— From staff reports