Hart’s Mac Arthur wins SCGA title

Hart’s Johnny Mac Arthur won the individual title in the CIF-SCGA Southern Regional High School championships today. Santa Barbara won the team title. Here’s the press release from the SCGA:

SANTA BARBARA HIGH SCHOOL, JOHNNY MAC ARTHUR OF HART CAPTURE CIF-SCGA SOUTHERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TITLES

MURRIETA, May 29, 2008 — Santa Barbara High School put on a powerful display at The SCGA Golf Course, shooting 5 under par as a team to win the team title in the annual CIF-SCGA Southern Regional High School championship by six shots today. Johnny Mac Arthur of Hart High School in Newhall birdied the second playoff hole to win the individual title over Santa Barbara’s Andrew Perez.

With the best five of six scores counting for the team total, Santa Barbara posted 355 to defeat Clovis West of Fresno and Sunny Hills of Fullerton by six shots. Each posted 361; Clovis West took second place on the basis of its sixth individual score.

The top three teams and the top six individuals not part of those teams advance to the CIF-CGA State High School Championship June 3 at Santa Maria CC. An equal number of teams and individuals from Northern California have already advanced.

In addition to Perez, Santa Barbara was led by Jack Perry, who shot a 2-under-par 70, Ray Gerow and Shane Lebow, who each shot 72 and Mason Fields, who posted a 74. The win was Santa Barbara’s first CIF-SCGA title.

Arthur had six birdies and a single bogey en route to his round of 67 and added his name to the championship trophy whose winners include Tiger Woods in 1991. Perez had four birdies, an eagle 3 on the par-5 eighth hole and also had one bogey. Alex Kim of Sunny Hills finished third with 68, while Rak Cho of Brea Olinda finished fourth after shooting a 69.

Arthur and Cho were two of the six individuals who qualified. The other four each shot 70 and parred the second playoff to advance to the state championship.

RESULTS:

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF ASSOCIATION

CIF-SCGA Southern Regional High School Championship

at The SCGA Golf Course; Murrieta, Calif.
6,738 yards; par, 72

Final 18-hole results:

TEAM (best 5 of, 6 scores each round count for team total):

355 — Santa Barbara High School (Andrew Perez, 67; Jack Perry, 70; Mason Field, 74; Ray Gerow, 72; Shane Lebow, 72; John Baur, 78).

361 — Clovis West (Trevor Guthrie, 70; Ryan Williams, 76; Mike Weaver, 72; Pace Johnson, 71; Matt Swindle, 77; Mike Walter, 72.

361 — Sunny Hills High School (Alex Kim, 68; Mike Im, 72; Jeff Kang, 75; Kevin Lim, 71; Kristen Park, 80; Inah Park, 75).

366 — La Costa Canyon
369 — Torrey Pines
379 — Harvard–Westlake
381 — Buchanan
388 — Brea Olinda
398 –Granada Hills
406 — El Camino Real

INDIVIDUAL:

67 — Andrew Perez, Santa Barbara High School; Johnny Mac Arthur*, Hart. (Arthur wins individual title with birdie on the second playoff hole).

68 — Alex Kim, Sunny Hills High School.

69 — Rak Cho*, Brea Olinda High School.

70 — Jack Perry, Santa Barbara High School; Trevor Guthrie, Clovis West; Pete Fernandez*, Stockdale; Bobby Barajas*, Righetti; Ben Lein*, Los Altos; Steve Lim, Fairmont Prep; Michael Kim*, Torrey Pines; Allen Kwon , Torrey Pines. (Four players with asterisks advanced to state championship with pars on the second playoff hole).

71 — Steven Kearney , La Costa Canyon; Chad Kiesz, Buchanan; Pace Johnson, Clovis West; Kevin Lim, Sunny Hills High School; Oscar Casillas , Mater Dei Catholic; Allan Jun , El Camino; Manay Shaw, Centennial; Dillon Hakes , Coronado.

72 — Mike Weaver, Clovis West; Mike Im, Sunny Hills High School; Blake Brown, Liberty; Glen Scher, Harvard Westlake High School; James Erkenbeck, Torrey Pines; Shane Lebow, Santa Barbara High School; Mike Walter, Clovis West; Jeff Wibawa, Harvard Westlake High School; Ray Gerow, Santa Barbara High School; Alex Forss, Great Oak; Andrew Hoops, Redlands East Vly; Michael Madden , Rancho Bernardo; Robert Nicanor, Westview; Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield.

73 — Chris Kim, Granada Hills; James Back, Lakewood; Patrick Cantlay, Servite; Patrick Ernst , La Costa Canyon; Daniel Slovis, El Camino Real; Trevor Simsby , La Costa Canyon; Kevin Gorman , Bonita Vista; Marco Gomez, Rancho Buena Vista; Boris Stanchev, Wilson/LB; Dereck Ernst, Clovis East.

74 — Jordan Cuthbert, Rio Mesa; Ben Itterman , La Costa Canyon; Mason Field, Santa Barbara High School; Kelly Cannon , Escondido; Conner Huser, Bakersfield; Steve Kang, Beckman; Jonathan Noori, Viewpoint; Chris Ramirez, Cleveland; Tim Toste, Kerman; Ryan Tetrault, Villa Park; Reid Hutchinson, San Dieguito Academy; Robbie Mamo, Granite Hills; Byron Meth , Patrick Henry.

75 — Inah Park, Sunny Hills High School; Bryan Bergna, Poly/R; Joe Donato, North Hollywood; Jeff Kang, Sunny Hills High School; Stephen Cisarik, La Costa Canyon; Max Homa, Valencia; Bernard Leon, Franklin; Paul Lim, Torrance; Nick Quintanilla, Alhambra.

76 — Eli Cole, Harvard Westlake High School; Jon-Eric Cook, Paso Robles; Bryce Wilkerson, Brea Olinda High School; Ryan Williams, Clovis West; Austin Kaiser, Atascadero; Ronnald Monaco, Ontario Christian; Robin Jang, Van Nuys; Cole Neal, Lemoore.

77 — Matt Swindle, Clovis West; Cooper Louie, Buchanan; Shane Thomas, Buchanan; Jason Errecart, Kerman; Tain Lee, St. Margaret; Jeff Holen, West Ranch; Jared Hentila, Greak Oak; Joe Rosenthal, Malibu.

78 — Alex Takahashi, Buchanan; John Baur, Santa Barbara High School; Phil Henderson, Buchanan; Bobby Lange, Harvard Westlake High School; William Appleby , Torrey Pines; Julian Ramirez, Brea Olinda High School; Ryan McQueen , La Costa Canyon.

79 — Michael Nishida, Granada Hills; Gabe Durkin, Cleveland; Ryan Barry , Torrey Pines; Kevin DeHuff, Santa Margarita; Max Schmidt, Liberty.

80 — Mike Hoskins, Brea Olinda High School; Kristen Park, Sunny Hills High School; David Sztrom , Torrey Pines; Ryan Knapp, Estancia; Stephen Harmer, Garces; Justin Nakagiri, Venice.

81 — Justin Kim, Harvard Westlake High School; Joe Boonoppornkul, North Hollywood; Vincent Seapara, El Camino Real; Dohnte Allison, Granada Hills; Doug Head, Great Oak.

82 — Andy Kim, Granada Hills; Brennan Amirkhizi, Taft; James Waters , Francis Parker.

83 — Thomas Lodwig, El Camino Real; Brady Ma, Granada Hills; Ryan Ramirez, Granada Hills.

84 — Raul Vargas, El Camino Real; Will Thurman , Francis Parker.

85 — Joe Ovalle, Brea Olinda High School; Gio Washington, El Camino Real; Jared Legrand, El Camino Real; Jace Merlo, Buchanan.

88 — Khorri Ellis, North Hollywood; Ernie Zaferis, Harvard Westlake High School; Chris Lee, Palisades.

89 — Tyler Pendray, Brea Olinda High School.

91 — Matt Hunt, Stockdale.

92 — Gary Valdez, San Pedro

WD — Jeffrey Lester, Hamilton.

NOTE: Top 3 teams and top 6 individuals not on those teams* advance to CIF-CGA California State High Championship June 3 at Santa Maria CC.

Individual and team scorecards) are at: http://scga4.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/scga8/event/scga843/contest/1/leaderboard.htm.

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