La Cañada High senior golfer Jay Lim struggled at the start the Southern California Golf Assn. Regional Qualifier at Brookside Golf Club's Course No. 1 in Pasadena. It wasn't until he let go on the back nine that he started dominating the course, the way he has all season.
"I started off really poorly, my irons were a lot shorter than usual," Lim said. "Toward the back nine, I started not caring as much and starting firing at pins and being more aggressive. I stopped being so conservative and my shot came back and I started making putts."
Not enough putts fell for Lim, as he carded a 71, finishing one under par and ending Tuesday's competition tied for 15 out of 123 golfers. It was an impressive finish, but it just wasn't enough to move on, as only the top-six golfers qualified for the CIF State Championships. The cut 70.