USA TODAY High School Sports Awards: Los Angeles girls golf nominees

USA TODAY High School Sports Awards: Los Angeles girls golf nominees

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USA TODAY High School Sports Awards: Los Angeles girls golf nominees

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The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards are coming to Los Angeles.

On May 19, 2020, the top athletes from around the Los Angeles area will be honored at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

Here are the 12 nominees for Los Angeles Girls Golfer of the Year.

Jennifer Cai

School: Sage Hill School (Newport Coast)
Class: 2020
College: Northwestern
Noteworthy: At the state golf championship tournament, Cai shot a 3-over-par 74 to finish in 10th place.

Caroline Canales

School: Calabasas
Class: 2021
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Canales claimed the CIF state championship by shooting a one-under 70 for a one-stroke victory over Sherilyn Villanueva of Troy.

Emma Han

School: Diamond Bar
Class: 2021
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Han shot an even-par 72 at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills to win the CIF-Southern Section individual championship, as well as the Freelance Tournament earlier in the year.

Angelica Kusnowo

School: Diamond Bar
Class: 2020
College: St. John’s
Noteworthy: Kusnowo capped her career by firing a two-over-par to finish fifth at the CIF state championship. She will take her 4.0 GPA across the country to St. John’s University next fall.

Tiffany Le

School: Walnut
Class: 2021
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Le took home her second Hacienda League championship and posted a 71 to lead the Mustangs in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division title at the Elkins Ranch Golf Club in Fillmore. She also reached the CIF state championship, where she finished tied for seventh.

Irene Park

School: Diamond Bar
Class: 2022
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Her 78 at the CIF state championship tournament provided the depth that Diamond Bar needed to come in third as a team, one shot behind runner-up Troy.

Isabel Sy

School: Troy (Fullerton)
Class: 2020
College: Illinois
Noteworthy: She won Freeway League MVP honors by finishing 6 under par, and helped propel the Warriors to a second-place finish in the state with her 5-over-par 76 at Poppy Hills Golf Club.

Emma Tang

School: Chino Hills
Class: 2022
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Tang’s two-over-par 75 in the SoCal girls regional at Brookside Golf Club was good enough to qualify her for the championship, and she was named team MVP for the Huskies.

Sherilyn Villanueva

School: Troy (Fullerton)
Class: 2020
College: Long Beach State
Noteworthy: Villanueva, a tri-captain, finished second at the state championship match, one stroke behind Caroline Canales of Calabasas.

Kelly Xu

School: Claremont
Class: 2022
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Xu passed a mettle test when she rebounded from bogeying three of his first four holes to finish with a 2-over-par 74 and come in third place at the CIF-Southern Section finals.

 

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