WOODBRIDGE – Tyler Griggs wasn’t too pleased about his performance at Monday’s NSGA / CIF Boys High School Championships.
The East Union High sophomore fired a 7-over-par 78 at the Woodbridge Golf and Country Club, missing a chance to advance to the state event.
“It just wasn’t my day,” he said.
Griggs was familiar with the par-71 course, having played it a few times. The conditions, he added, were fairly good during the day.
“The course is in good shape. The rough was pretty high (or thick). I wasn’t too thrilled about how I played for the first few holes,” he said.
East Union coach Dennis Wells had projected that Griggs would need to shoot even par or better to qualify for state. The top nine individuals and two three teams advanced.
Daniel Kim of Arch Bishop Mitty and Bryce Kvich of Del Campo were the top individual performers. Both carded 69s on the 18-hole course totalling 6,438 yards.
“It was a really good field,” said the UCLA-bound Griggs.
One of the holes that gave him problems was the par-5, 511-yard No. 9.
“He doubled bogeyed it,” Wells recalled.
He applauded Griggs for having a great overall season.
“He played great all season long,” Wells said.
He added: “Tyler will learn from this experience.”
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