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Boggs delivers again for Santa Margarita

STAFF WRITER

The course was strange for the Santa Margarita girls golf team on Thursday, but a very familiar name post the low score for the Eagles once again.

Playing a rare round on the back nine at Western Hills Country Club, Kiara Boggs finished with a 1-over-par 38 on a windy afternoon in Chino Hills to medal for the sixth time this season to lead the Eagles to a 217-243 Trinity League victory against Rosary.

Freshman Kendra Lee, who has been battling an illness for the past week, added a 44 for the Eagles while her sophomore teammate Justin Cook came in with a 43.

“The wind was a big factor, and the girls don’t have a lot of knowledge of the back nine,” Santa Margarita coach Jill Hegna said. “But I was really pleased with Kendra and Justine. I am really pleased that the girls at the back of the lineup came through today.”

 Boggs, though, was as steady as ever for Santa Margarita, medaling in her third consecutive match and for the fourth time in her last five starts, giving her a 37.65 scoring average.

“Kiara has been playing phenomenal. She just came out on fire. She is very excited and very motivated this season,” Hegna said. “And it is very exciting to watch. She played a lot of tournaments during the offseason,” Hegna said, “and that is what is going to develop these kids.”

Overall, though, Hegna said, the Eagles (7-2, 3-0) could be playing much better. They have only broken 200 once this season and watched their 16-match winning streak which dates to the start of last season come to an end when Trabuco Hills beat Santa Margarita by 11 strokes at Dove Canyon Country Club.

And The Eagles’ nine hole scoring average is 210, definitely respectable, but not quite low enough to put them among the contenders for a CIF-SS regional championship.

“But I am not going to complain. We are 3-0 (in league), and I am very happy with that,” Hegna said.  

Sophomore Chayse Gomez led the Royals (5-4, 2-1) with a 2-over par 39.

Gomez and Boggs were the only two players among the 13 that teed of on Thursday to break 40.

In other girls golf

Beckman 211, Woodbridge 219: Yuki Yoshihara posted a 1-under-par 35 at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course to medal in the loss for the Warriors.

Trabuco Hills 196, Tesoro 205: Hailey Borja and Rachel Reynolds each posted an even-par 36 at Tijeras Creek Golf Course to lead the Mustangs in the South Coast League Match.

Dana Hills 193, El Toro 270: Averee Dovsek posted a 1-under-par 35 at El Niguel Country Club while Joan Soewondo carded a 35 to help lead the Dolphins to the South Coast League triumph.


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