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Northern California CIF H.S. Championship

El Cerrito, California (May 22, 2006) -- Concord De La Salle captured the NCGA/CIF High School Championship for the second time, four years after its last title (2002). De La Salle's 377 score in the format that takes the low five of six scores was led by 2004 NCGA Junior Amateur champion Roberto Galleti's 73. The championship was played at the 6,468-yard, par-71 Mira Vista GCC in El Cerrito.

"We've had depth the last few years," said coach and assistant athletic director Leo Lopoz. "And that has allowed us to stay alive in tournaments as a team. Our four, five and six guys have always understood their role. They post a score that puts us in a good position to win." That depth was on display at Mira Vista as all five scores were in the 70s - the only team to do so. Having three seniors, Galleti, Ryan Thomas and Reid Pampe, also helped with team leadership.

De La Salle now heads for the state championship, played at the same venue where the team took runner-up in 2004, Santa Maria CC in Southern California. The state championship will be held June 6.

Perennial contenders Junipero Serra of San Mateo and Monte Vista of Danville finished second and third, two and three strokes back, respectively. Both Junipero Serra and Danville qualified for the state team championship.

The top six individuals not members of the top three teams also advanced to the state championship. Medalist honors went to defending NCGA/CIF champion, senior Joe Bramlett of St. Francis-Mountain View. The 2005 CGA State Amateur runner-up shot a two-under 69 that left him in a tie with sophomore Taylor Travis of American H.S. of Fremont. Bramlett made short work of the playoff, burying a seven-foot putt for eagle on the first playoff hole (Mira Vista's 10th) to claim the title.

"I didn't hit it very well today. The long game is kind of a mystery right now," the champion said. "But my short game was solid. It was encouraging to be able to score well." The 2006 Alameda Commuters runner-up and West Catholic Athletic League champion had four birdies on the day (holes 4, 5, 9 and 10) against two bogeys. Bramlett also qualified for match play in the U.S. Junior in 2005 to go along with the individual NCGA/CIF title he claimed at Valley Hi CC.

Also qualifying for the state tournament was Travis, a qualifier for the 2005 US Public Links championship, Ryan Hallisey of Granite Bay and Daniel Kitayama of Chico (after a playoff for third place), Anthony Machi of Foothill, and Eric Pitcaithley of Foothill in a playoff with two others for the final qualifying spot.

Final results follow. Team results are listed first, followed by individual player results:

Team Results
School
Total
De La Salle
377
Junipero Serra
379
Monte Vista
380
Pacific Grove
387
Granite Bay
393
Colfax
394
Foothill
394
Rocklin
398
Chico
399
Robert Louis Stevenson
403
Pleasant Valley
432
Lowell
463
Oakland Tech
514
 
Individual Results    
Player School Score
Joe Bramlett (I) St. Francis 69
Taylor Travis (I) American 69
Ryan Hallisey Granite Bay 71
Daniel Kitayama Chico 71
Anthony Machi Foothill 72
Roberto Galletti De La Salle 73
Geoff Gonzalez Monte Vista 73
Dennis Carson Junipero Serra 73
Eric Pitcaithley Foothill 74
Ryan Thomas De La Salle 74
Skyler Mills Rocklin 74
Michael Kraft Pacific Grove 74
Brett MacLeod (I) Carlmont 74
Alex Duvivier Junipero Serra 74
Tim Marskey Pleasant Valley 75
Andrey Mindirgasov Pacific Grove 75
Spencer Baskins (I) Central Valley 75
Sean McNamara (I) Los Gatos 75
Reid Pampe De La Salle 75
Jake Bieber Monte Vista 75
Jeff Hamm Monte Vista 75
Peter Ieland Robert Louis Stevenson 76
Gregor Maine De La Salle 76
Jordan Cox Junipero Serra 76
Peter Gibbs Granite Bay 76
Bryan Moquin Junipero Serra 76
Will Schramm Monte Vista 76
Ben Ledbetter (I) Placer 77
Logan Goulding (I) West 77
Brian Kurnoff Robert Louis Stevenson 77
Austin Love (I) Foothill 77
Colby Smith Colfax 77
Patrick Bauer Colfax 77
Tucker Harper Pacific Grove 78
Kyle Chatelain Rocklin 78
Adam Ichikawa (I) Mountain View 78
Eric McIntosh Granite Bay 78
Steven Kern Colfax 78
Colin Boyer Pacific Grove 79
Eric DeJesus De La Salle 79
Brian Robinson Foothill 79
Chad Vivolo Robert Louis Stevenson 80
Jake Johnson (I) Oak Ridge 80
Josh Baskins (I) University Prep 80
Bradley Freeman Colfax 80
Andrew Tilton Junipero Serra 80
Bryan Trimble Rocklin 81
Brandon Hill Pleasant Valley 81
Connor O'Neill Pacific Grove 81
Nick Brown Rocklin 81
Matt Horan Junipero Serra 81
Daniel Holmberg Chico 81
Drew Wagner Monte Vista 81
Zach Chinn Robert Louis Stevenson 82
Luke Barnum Chico 82
Cody Thompson Chico 82
Jordan Hartman Colfax 82
Tim Honeycutt (I) Union Mine 83
Brian O'Regan De La Salle 83
Corinna Rees Pacific Grove 83
Jack Allen Granite Bay 83
Marty Welch Chico 83
Trevor Blair Colfax 83
Justin Gabbert Foothill 83
Dustin Hurst (I) Fortuna 84
Paul Anderson Pleasant Valley 84
Tyler Davidson Rocklin 84
Enada Jang Lowell 84
Ryan Collins (I) Acalanes 85
Phillip Johnson Rocklin 85
Jonny Baxter (I) Amador Valley 85
Matt Porter Granite Bay 85
Tyler Galbraith Foothill 86
Billy McGowan Granite Bay 86
Chris Oki Monte Vista 86
Mat Miller Foothill 86
Chase Warner Robert Louis Stevenson 88
Shane Murphy Lowell 89
Anurat Rojanapairat Lowell 90
Henry Weverka (I) Washington 91
Carlos Munoz (I) Skyline 92
Schuyler Tong Lowell 92
Jimmy Carey Robert Louis Stevenson 94
Josh Sessions Oakland Tech 94
Joe Hulen Chico 94
Ahil Ponarul Pleasant Valley 96
Chad Kimmelshue Pleasant Valley 96
Evan Larson (I) Gridley 97
Johnlery Cruz Pleasant Valley 99
David Shelton Oakland Tech 99
Ben Eto Oakland Tech 101
Brian Bayless Oakland Tech 105
Eric Tsoi Lowell 108
Justin Sessions Oakland Tech 115
Gabriel Vieira Oakland Tech 132
Justin Sung Lowell 140

 

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