MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA (June 1, 2006) -- Cerritos High School senior Rory Hie fired a 6-under-par 66 and defeated Torrey Pines senior Jamie Lovemark in a playoff to capture the individual title while players from Cathedral Catholic High School of San Diego broke a tie with Torrey Pines High School and combined for a 3-over-par 363 to win the CIF-SCGA Southern Regional Championship today at The SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta.
Despite windy conditions, Hie, who signed to play with the University of Southern California's golf team, collected seven birdies and only one bogey on the 6,702-yard par-72 course, while future USC teammate and Torrey Pines senior Jamie Lovemark came away with eight birdies and two bogies. Hie was victorious on the par-4 ninth in the one-hole playoff, which he scored a four to Lovemark's five.
Murrieta Valley junior Rickie Fowler, who was the 2004 CIF-SCGA individual champion and the 2005 California Junior Amateur Champion, shot a 69 to tie for third place, along with Torrey Pines sophomore James Erkenbeck and Carlsbad sophomore Evan Emerick. Stockdale High School senior Bryan Hogan, Paso Robles junior Kevin Sepulveda (who fired a double eagle with his 3-wood on the par-4 fourth hole) and La Quinta senior Tom Whitney all tied sixth with 70 and won a four-person playoff to advance to the state championship. Three others tied for sixth as well, advancing to the championship by way of being members of winning teams.
After using the sixth players' scores to determine the winner, Cathedral Catholic collected a 439 to Torrey Pines' 444 to take the team championship. Damien High School of La Verne rounded out third with a 368.
The top six individuals not on a team and the top three teams advance to the CGA-CIF State Championship June 6 at Santa Maria CC.
* indicates Qualifier.
66 -- *Rory Hie, Cerritos; Jamie Lovemark, Torrey Pines.
69 -- *Evan Emerick, Carlsbad; James Erkenbeck, Torrey Pines; *Rickie Fowler, Murrietta Valley.
70 -- Josh Dupont, Cathedral Catholic; *Bryan Hogan, Stockdale; Brendan King, Damien; Daniel Miernicki, Cathedral Catholic; Ronnald Monaco, Ontario Christian; *Kevin Sepulveda, Paso Robles; *Tom Whitney, La Quinta.
71 -- Bo DeHuff, Santa Margarita; Grant Doverspike, Stockdale; Alex Grieb, Rancho Bernardo; Ross Hutchason, Appley Valley; Ricky Montanez, Victor Valley.
72 -- Ron Alford, La Quinta; Chase Clayton, Garces; Doug Fortner, Foothill; Levi Garcia, Paso Robles; Lawrence Hsu, Damien; Zack Kenny, Ventura; Ben Murray, La Quinta; Daniel Park, LACES; Stephan Stallworth, Murrietta Valley.
73 -- Michael Casca, Oaks Christian; Nick Delio, Saugus; Daniel Miller, Righetti; Dain Santarelli, Rancho Buena Vista; Jay Surface, Damien.
74 -- Arturo Ayala, Cathedral Catholic; Sam Brandon, Garces; Cory Canfield, Carlsbad; Rhett Colbrese, Cathedral Catholic; Andrew Cortez, Murrietta Valley; Michael Drake, M.L. King; Connor Driscoll, La Costa Canyon; Stephan Edman, Temescal Canyon; Noah Frochtzwajg, Taft; Matt Hoffenberg, Royal; Andrew Patipaksiri, Cypress.
75 -- Connor Alan-Lee, La Jolla Country Day; Dale Clark, Saint Augustine; Derek Ernst, Clovis East; Clark Granum, Torrey Pines; Tanner Hudson, Buchanan; Patrick Mercer, Cathedral Catholic; Brandon Park, Murrieta valley; Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield; James Shim, Central; Spencer Thurn, Torrey Pines.
76 -- Spencer Adkins, Tulare Union; Josh Anderson, Murrietta Valley; Chris Cunningham, Cathedral Catholic; Stephen Hale, Garces; Chad Kiesz, Buchanan; Kyle Kirkpatrick, Kennedy; Jarod Knight, Mira Costa; Shane Mason, Saint Augustine; Kyle Proctor, Damien; John Yeun, Brea Olinda.
77 -- Spencer Anderson, Brentwood; Brandin Cohen, Mira Costa; Evan Derian, Mira Costa; Stephen Harmer, Garces; Blake Humphrey, San Dieguito Academy; Tommy Lee, Gahr; Putter Navisthrira, Palm Desert; David Sarro, Damien; Scott Yeakel, Wilson; Sean Yoon, Temecula Valley.
78 -- Charlie Harris, Sunnyside; Tom Lo, LACES; Garrett Morgan, Torrey Pines; Travis Osland, Murrieta valley; Joseph Stewart, La Quinta; James Warburton, Murrietta Valley.
79 -- Joe Barcus, Buchanan; Brendan Barkate, Garces; Josh Barnes, Centennial; Bernard Leon, Franklin; Thomas Lodwig, ECR; Mustafa Nessari, Reseda; Daniel Root, Garces; Jake Sarnoff, Mira Costa; Mat Shin, Kennedy; Josh Ziska, Oaks Christian.
80 -- Reilly Breaux, Damien; Brent Lim, Buchanan; Michael Ray, Clovis East; Chris Rendler, Mira Costa; Alex Resurreccion, Poly/Long Beach; John Weiss, Mira Costa.
81 -- Joe Boonopornkul, North Hollywood; Sterling Brewster, Torrey Pines; Kevin Henry, La Quinta; Paul Henson, Venice; E.J. Kahn, Brentwood; Scott Travers, El Toro.
82 -- Alan Manning, Liberty; Kyle Stacey, Granite Hills.
83 -- Corey Bishel, Golden West.
84 -- William Aniello, ECR; Mitchell Fedorka, Upland; Will Levinberg, Cleveland; Fortune Sorbito, Delano.
85 -- Jordan Harauntuneian, Buchanan; Jace Merlo, Buchanan; Justin Nakagiri, Venice.
86 -- Rhett Kilgore, Bullard; Trent Nishiyama, Venice.
87 -- Tim Cho, Marshall; Matt Goldstein, Venice.
88 -- Andrew Legarretta, La Quinta.
89 -- Dustin Schweitzer, Cleveland.
90 -- Kevin Bernardo, Kennedy.
95 -- Eric Sanchez, Taft.
97 -- Brian Matsubara, Venice.
104 -- Jonathan Furuta, Venice.
105 -- Scott Simpson, Kennedy.
107 -- Jeff Chan, Kennedy.
DQ -- WarrenPryer, Kennedy.
WD -- Tyler Morris, La Costa.
363 -- *Cathedral Catholic (Daniel Miernicki-Josh Dupont-Chris Cunningham-Arturo Ayala-Rhett Colbrese-Patrick Mercer); *Torrey Pines (Jamie Lovemark-Clark Granum-James Erkenbeck-Sterling Brewster-Spencer Thurn-Garrett Morgan).
368 -- *Damien (Lawrence Hsu-Kyle Proctor-Brendan King-Jay Surface-David Sarro-Reilly Breaux).
369 -- Murrieta Valley (Rickie Fowler-Josh Anderson-James Warburton-Andrew Cortez-Stephan Stallworth-Travis Osland).
373 -- La Quinta (Tom Whitney-Ben Murray-Kevin Henry-Ron Alford-Joseph Stewart-Andrew Legarretta).
378 -- Garces (Stephen Hale-Brendan Barkate-Daniel Root-Sam Brandon-Stephen Harmer-Chase Clayton).
389 -- Mira Costa (Evan Derian-Brandin Cohen-Jake Sarnoff-Chris Rendler-Jarod Knight-John Weiss).
395 -- Buchanan (Tanner Hudson-Jordan Harauntuneian-Chad Kiesz-Jace Merlo-Brent Lim-Joe Barcus).
436 -- Venice (Jonathan Furuta-Brian Matsubara-Matt Goldstein-Paul Henson-Justin Nakagiri-Trent Nishiyama).
457 -- Kennedy (Kevin Bernardo-Jeff Chan-Kyle Kirkpatrick-Warren Prier-Mat Shin-Scott Simpson).