BONSALL, Calif. – The College of the Canyons women's golf team competed in the Southern California Championship on Tuesday afternoon and finished in fifth place with a 688. Despite the team not making it to the state tournament next week, sophomore Kristin Grimes carded a tournament-best 150 to win the Southern California Individual Championship.
Grimes, the defending individual state title winner, turned in a 71 after the first round of play on Monday afternoon at the San Luis Rey Downs Resort and Country Club, making her the only golfer to turn in a under-par score in the tournament.
After leading by four strokes going into the second round, Grimes carded a 79 on the second round of 18 holes on Tuesday, but still beat second-place finisher Kate Cho of Irvine Valley, by two strokes.
As a team, the Cougars did not make the cut off for the state championship tournament but saw strong performances from Catherin Walgamuth who tallied a174 (85-89) and Nicole DeFrancisco who had a 177 (86-91).
Grimes will now travel to the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course to defend her title on Nov. 12-13.
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