Bishop Diego junior Grace Hay fired a one under par 69 Oct. 22 to lead Northern Division qualifiers for next week’s CIF-SS Individual Girls’ Golf Championships.

Hay’s score at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks was one better than four golfers who tied for second at 70. Also among the 36 qualifiers for the individual finals was sophomore Liana Brown of Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks, who shot a 73.

Northern Division qualifiers will join those from the Southern Division tournament (scheduled Oct. 24 at Western Hills Golf Club in Chino Hills) for the individual finals, to be played Nov. 1 at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard, where Hay won the Tri-Valley League individual title earlier this month.

Also set at River Ridge is the SCGA Team Qualifying Tournament, comprised of teams that placed among the top three at one of four regional team championship events to be held Oct. 29

The CIF/SCGA championships are scheduled Nov. 8 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, and State Championships will be held Nov. 14 at Victoria Club in Riverside.

Cross country

The Oct. 22 CIF-SS boys’ cross country rankings issued’s Rich Gonzalez show Loyola and J. Serra third in their respective divisions, as the CIF-SS preliminaries and championships loom on the horizon.

Loyola is second in Division 2, and J.Serra third in D-4. Other boys’ teams making divisional top 16s include Servite, St. John Bosco and Damien, remaining Nos. 11, 14 and 15 in D-3; Cathedral (sixth), Chaminade (ninth) and Bishop Amat (12th) in D-4; and St. Bonaventure (ninth) in D-5.

In girls’ cross country, Mater Dei is 12th in D-2, while Santa Margarita has crept to sixth from seventh in D-3. Bishop Amat, J.Serra and Mayfield are now Nos. 5-6-7 (from 5-7-8 last week) in D-4, with Flintridge Sacred Heart tenth and Immaculate Heart 15th, And in D-5, La Reina is now sixth (up from eighth), Sacred Heart tenth and Ramona Convent 13th.

CIF-SS preliminaries take place Nov. 9-10, CIF finals on Nov. 17, and state championships on Nov. 24.

Other sports

Only one slight change was registered in the Oct. 22 girls’ tennis polls: Chaminade is now fifth (up from sixth) in Division 2. Santa Margarita is still 16th in D-1; Marymount, eighth in D-3; Bishop Montgomery, third in D-4; and La Salle, fourth in D-5. Playoff action starts Oct. 30.

In boys’ water polo, as it did last week, the combined Division 1&2 list showed Loyola, Mater Dei and Santa Margarita ranked second, fifth and sixth, with Damien 14th. Servite dropped from first to third in D-3; St. Francis has moved from seventh to fifth in D-6; and Cathedral is down from fifth to seventh in D-7. Playoff action starts Oct. 30.

Mike Nelson is the former editor of The Tidings (predecessor of Angelus News).

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