The end of Lucas Myers’ high school golf career passed without too much sadness.

“It was today or next week, so I’m okay,” said Myers, a senior from Palm Desert High School, after finishing tied for 41st in the CIF-Southern California Golf Association high school championship. Thursday at Brookside Golf Club. in Pasadena. “There are so many good players here and you just have to keep in mind that there are a lot of guys who are D-1, and only nine guys can go (to the CIF State Tournament).”

The tournament featured qualifiers from the South, San Diego, Los Angeles and Central sections of CIF.

Myers shot a 2 of 74 on Thursday as players and teams played to qualify for next week’s CIF State Tournament at San Gabriel Country Club. Only the top nine individuals not on an advancing team advanced to the state tournament, with a score of 70 or better needed on the day to advance.

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From the second hole in a shotgun start, Myers said he had a rocky start with bogeys on his second and third holes of the day.

“I played better after that. I played the back nine at 1-under,” said Myers, whose round included two birdies and four bogeys. One of those birdies was on the par-4 court of the 18th hole thanks to a certain creativity.

“It was a tricky little hole with a tree right in front of the green,” Myers said. “I hit a driver, then I punched him through the tree,” Myers said. It was pretty cool.

Myers was the only local player to reach the CIF-SCGA event until the CIF-Southern Section qualifier on Monday. The Palm Desert team appeared to be the favorites to reach the tag team event, but that team had to relinquish their CIF-SS Division 1 title for a self-reported rule violation, ending the season. crew.

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