PREP PREVIEW: Girls golf
First playoff match: Oct. 24
Championships finals: Oct. 27
Individual tournament: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
State championships: Nov. 10-16
Defending champs: Carlsbad (Division I); Bishop’s (Division II)
2021 individual champion: Meghan Royal (Carlsbad)
What to look for
Carlsbad placed four golfers in the top 13 at last year’s section individual tournament. Three return — Andee Avery, Jasmine Kahler and Tiffany Lin.
A run for state?
Carlsbad finished fifth last year at the state championships. Despite losing Royal, Lancers head coach Brook Brand thinks this year’s team might be even better.
“I feel like we have just as good a chance this year at state,” said Brand. “I think we’re a little deeper.”
Lots of returning talent
Of the 20 golfers who earned All-CIF honors last season, 12 return, which should make for a competitive individual tournament come November.
Watch out for Yuan
Lucy Yuan of Bishop’s will try to win her second San Diego Section title. A junior, Yuan won the individual tournament in the spring of 2021 then came back last fall to place third.
Players to watch: Lucy Yuan, Bishop’s, Jr.; Andee Avery, Carlsbad, Sr.; Jasmine Kahler, Carlsbad, Sr.; Summer Schafer, Rancho Bernardo, So.; Charlotte Cantonis, La Jolla, So.; Rodaylin Mina, Maranatha Christian, Sr.; Sehee Sim, Torrey Pines, So.; Ashley Ding, La Jolla Country Day, So.; Kiana Glossner, Scripps Ranch, Sr.; Tiffany Lin, Carlsbad, Sr.; Sofia Gomez-Inowe, Mater Dei Catholic, Jr.; Mimi Pierce, Carlsbad, Sr.; Gabi Fanucchi, Carlsbad, So.; Natalia Fanucchi, Sage Creek, Sr.
Preseason Top 10
2. Torrey Pines
3. Rancho Bernardo
5. Mater Dei Catholic
7. Sage Creek
8. Canyon Crest Academy
9. Cathedral Catholic
10. El Camino
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