Royal Golf, making history!

Senior Gwen Bates shot 169 over the 36-hole, two-day event, tying for 11th in the league individual standings.  The performance gave Gwen, a four-year varsity player, her first all-league citation.


Sophomore Lauren LaBow finished 9th after shooting a strong 78 on day two, earning her second straight all-league award.  Lauren will be the first alternate for the CIF individual championships on Monday Oct. 26, when the Trinity League features eight golfers.


Freshman Chayse Gomez continued her fine season by shooting the second-lowest round of the day (71) to finish in 4th place.  Chayse earns first team all-league for her efforts, and a spot in CIF individuals.


The star Royal was junior Caroline Cantlay, who started the day tied for first and ended that way too, tied for the championship after 36 holes.  Since there are no ties in golf, Caroline and Santa Margarita sophomore Rylie Edwards headed back out to the course for a sudden death playoff. 


On the par-4 1st hole, both players shot a 4.  On the second, each player made an epic curling putt, Edwards from the edge of the green, and Caroline matching her with a 30-footer to continue the match with almost 50 spectators cheering along. Finally on the long 3rd hole, both golfers had second shots just off the green that led to long putt attempts.  Caroline barely missed her long putt, while the Eagle sophomore holed her shorter putt to claim the championship.


The top eight Trinity golfers -- including Cantlay and Gomez-- will be back at Dad Miller on Monday, while the entire Rosary squad will compete on Monday, Nov. 2, in the CIF team competition at Los Serranos in Chino Hills.



Caroline Cantlay

Lauren LaBow

Gwen Bates

Chayse Gomez

 Photos courtesy of Mike Barnes at Reinbold Gallery