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Torrey Pines’ Choi Wins 2nd Straight CIF Girls Golf Championship

Sandy Choi took the top spot at the 2012 CIF San Diego Section Girls Golf Championship at Coronado Municipal Golf Course on Friday.

Editor's Note: CIF San Diego Section released the following announcement on Nov. 2, 2012.

Torrey Pines High School senior Sandy Choi fired her second straight 71 Thursday to win the 2012 CIF San Diego Section Girls Golf Championship at Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

Choi and her Torrey Pines teammates will advance, along with Rancho Bernardo High, to the CIF Southern California Regional Girls Team Golf Championships November 8 at Rancho Murrietta.

Choi’s championship marked the third straight year that the top individual girls golfer came from Torrey Pines. In 2010 the CIF San Diego Section champion was Minjia Luo, who finished tied for sixth this year with a two-day total of 148.

Just two strokes back of Choi was Aliea Clark of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace at 144, followed by Haley Moore of Escondido’s San Pasqual High at 145, Carlsbad High’s Alana Uriell and Isabella Salant of Pacific Ridge High at 147. Tied with Luo at 148 was Rancho Buena Vista’s Natalie Vivaldi.

Jessica Mangrobang of Mater Dei (149), Michelle Picca  of Mission Vista (150), and Rancho Bernardo’s Hana Bradshaw (151) were next. Finishing tied at 152 were Jamie Binns of Scripps Ranch High and Raquel Ek of Rancho Bernardo.

The top 12 individual finishers, not counting Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo golfers, will advance to the Southern California Girls Individual Regional Championships.  Three girls were tied at 153, in a battle for the last two regional slots: Cara Barker of Coronado High, Paris Griffith of Del Norte High, and Briana Rodriguez of Sweetwater High.

The championships were sponsored by the National University Golf Academy. Dr. David Wurzer, Dean of the National University Golf Academy, took part in the post-tournament awards presentation, commending the competitors, coaches and parents. “Congratulations to all the players,” Wurzer said. “Your play was spectacular. This was a great tournament.”

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