After finishing in a seven-way tie for eighth place at the Northern California Boys’ Golf Championships, St. Ignatius’ Nick Noya survived a playoff to claim one of the individual automatic qualifying spots to the State Championships at Poppy Hills Golf Club on June 8.
Noya and teammate Nick Satterfield both fired 1-over-par 71s at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico on Monday, but only Noya was able to make it through the playoff.
As a team, SI finished in sixth place with a 24-over 384. Lowell finished in 12th place with a score of 472. Only the top three teams reached state.
Three San Mateo County individuals came up short in their bid for state. Menlo’s Patrick Grimes and Andrew Buchanan tied for 26th with rounds of 75, while Terra Nova’s Dan Robertson shot a 79 to tie for 50th.