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May 20, 2011 > Lin advances to Nor Cal tourney

Lin advances to Nor Cal tourney

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

At the boys North Coast Section DI golf Tournament of Champions event at Contra Costa Country Club on Monday, May 16, the local schools didn't fare well, but one individual golfer advanced.

Representing the Mission Valley Athletic League, Irvington and Mission San Jose high schools both failed to qualify for the Nor Cal tournament. Irvington shot a team total of 415, while Mission shot a 456.

Foothill High School won the tournament with a 384 team total. De La Salle High School also qualified as a team with its second-place 390; and Monte Vista High School nabbed the third and final team qualifier with its third-place 393.

Carlos Briones of Moreau Catholic High School qualified for the NCS DI TOC with his performance at the DII qualifier a week prior. However, his tournament run ended on Monday. Briones shot an 81, missing the cut.

Outside of the three teams that qualified for the next phase in the tournament, four individuals advanced as well. Jonathan Lin of Irvington was one of those four. Lin shot a 74 on the day, earning himself a spot at the Nor Cal Championship. Will Brueckner (72) of Acalanes High School, Cody Blick (73) of San Ramon Valley High School and Aaron Bronis (74) of Livermore High School were the only other individuals to advance.

Lin will look to earn a spot at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championship with a strong performance at the Nor Cal Championship. It will be held on Monday, May 23, at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico.

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