As a sophomore two years ago, James Song played for Torrey Pines High when senior teammate Kaiwen Liu set the San Diego Section record in winning the boys golf championship. Then Song pondered doing the same before graduating.
“Definitely, I considered it, but I knew I had to work at it,” Song said. “My game at that time, I wasn’t anywhere close to it. I just had to keep working, and hopefully, one day everything would go right for me. That’s what happened.”
Indeed, Song fired consecutive rounds of 63 for an 18-under-par 126 to break Liu’s old mark (130) by four shots while claiming the title by seven strokes at Admiral Baker North on Wednesday, May 16.