LBHS Boys Golf plays to determine who moves on to compete in the CIF playoffs

This week, Laguna Beach High School played in the two-day Wave League boys golf tournament to determine which individual players from the league will move on to play in the CIF playoffs. The tournament started at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course on Monday, April 29. Day two was held at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 30.

Coach Sean Quigley reports, “Everyone played 18 holes each day; the top 12 players and ties on the first day made the cut and moved on to the second day. At the end of the second day, the scores from each day were added together and the top six players qualified for CIF individual playoffs.” 

Laguna’s six players in the tournament included senior Chase Gioffredi, senior Gus Morck, junior Aiden Svenson, senior Kyle Shaw, junior Tai Diggins, and senior Hayden Myers. 

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Gus Morck

Coach Quigley continues, “Unfortunately, several Laguna players were off their game on the first day and at the end of play and only Gus Morck made the cut. Gus shot 81 and the cut came in at 84, so he made it by three strokes. Gus’s round included three birdies and six pars. Aiden Svenson came close shooting 85. Tai Diggins and Chase Gioffredi missed by three strokes with both of them shooting 87. Kyle Shaw shot 94 and Haden Myers shot 97.”

Day two was played at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach – this is the same course where the first round of CIF individual playoffs will be held, so it gave the players a tough test of golf. They played from the back tees with the course measuring 6,909 yards. 

“Gus went out in the first group and ran into some early trouble on the front 9 holes carding a 41, with a double bogie on hole 2,” says Coach Quigley. “However, he then settled down and posted a 38 on the back 9 holes, including 2 birdies and playing even par golf for the last 7 holes. 

Morck’s finishing score came in at 79 for a two-day total of 160. According to Coach Quigley, Gus played solid golf, especially on the longer Skylinks course, and he finished the tournament T7, missing a spot in the playoffs by one place.