Long before Jocelyn Chia became a member of the Crescenta Valley High girls' golf team, she participated in numerous American Junior Golf Assn. tournaments across California.
Traveling to different venues from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, Chia worked hard at placing quality shots on fairways, developing a consistent long game and making clutch putts on unpredictable greens. No matter the outcome, Chia used the tournaments to better her game so she could become a top golfer at the high school level.
"I knew that I would have to make adjustments once I got to high school," said Chia, who just completed a stellar freshman campaign that entailed a lengthy postseason run. "I competed in all of those tournaments around the state and I was able to gain a lot of experience by going up against a lot of good players.
"That definitely helped me a lot."
Chia's ability to prepare for the next level went a long way. That proved to be evident during her splendid first season with the Falcons.