De La Salle golf wins 1st state title since 2006

De La Salle golf wins 1st state title since 2006

De La Salle golf wins 1st state title since 2006
De La Salle went to the top of California’s high school golf mountain when the Spartans of coach Jim Clark won the State Championship by 11 strokes at the San Gabriel Country Club in Southern California last week. It was the Concord school’s first state golf title since 2006. (Photo courtesy De La Salle Athletics)

CONCORD, CA (June 18, 2022) — De La Salle golf  went all the way this spring winning the school’s first CIF State championship since 2006 in dominate fashion.

The school won NCS by 32 strokes, NorCal by 14 strokes and finished 11 shots lower than Torrey Pines in the state tournament at San Gabriel Country Club. Joey Hayden was medalist at NCS and was the top finisher at State, shooting 68 for fourth place overall.

The last time De La Salle was No. 1 in California, the medalist at the state championships was Rickie Fowler, who has over $30 million in PGA tour earnings.

Teammate Joshua Kim was fifth, Jaden Dumdumaya tied for sixth, Jack Jerge was 15th and Colin Keith 20th at State.

At NorCals, Dumdumaya was the lowest Spartan scorer tying for second overall and Kim was eighth.

The balanced talent of the DLS lineup showed with Jerge tied for the second low score at North Coast and Dumdumaya another shot back.

Related story: DLS baseball makes history as first ever NorCal champions

Jay Bedecarré
Jay Bedecarré
Sports and Schools Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer | sports@pioneerpublishers.com | Website

Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.

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