TEMECULA, Calif. - College of the Canyons women's golfer Kristin Grimes turned in a 75 in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Associations Women's Golf State Championship tournament to lead the field, but carded a 79 in the second round to drop to fourth place with a 36-hole total of 10-over-par 154 (75-79), at Temecula Creek Inn Resort on Tuesday afternoon.
Grimes, the 2011 individual state champion and 2012 Southern California Champion, tallied a 75 on Monday afternoon to tie for first place with Kate Cho of Irvine Valley College after the first 18 holes.
Grimes shot a final round of 79 (+7) to fall behind leader Taylor Crandall (148--78-70) from Palomar and Cho (151--75-76). Grimes completed the tournament tied for third with Glendale's Pattraporn Silawanna. Both players posted two-day totals of 154 with Silawanna earning the advantage on a card-off from the back nine (40-41), which dropped Grimes to fourth place.
Despite not winning the state title for the second consecutive year, she was named All-State for her top finish.
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