The road to redemption is a long and unfamiliar one for Brooke Riley.
“It’s going to be a tough road to hoe for a lot of the girls coming from the North,” East Union co-head coach Dennis Wells said.
Riley is returning to the CIF State Girls Golf Championships today at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. It’s a course she has never stepped on before touring it on foot Monday.
“I heard from other girls that (Red Hill) is extremely tough and that they had a tough time on it,” Riley told the Bulletin hours after scoring a 1-under-71 to finish in a third-place tie in the NorCal Regional at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas on Nov. 10.
Riley seeks redemption after becoming the first-ever East Union female to qualify for the state tournament as a sophomore. She finished 10-over-par 81 for 33rd place at Carmel’s Quall Lodge Golf Course last year.
Riley tees off at 9:09 a.m. and is partnered with Pioneer freshman Sabrina Iqbal and UCLA-signee Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley. Iqbal was co-medalist with a 70 at the NorCal tourney. Vu was one of the four-way leaders in the Southern California Regional with a 68 and won the playoff for first place at Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino.