Quartz Hill shooting for 2006 postseason berth

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Rebels finished 17-3 and went undefeated in Golden League play to win a third consecutive league title – their fourth in five seasons. Erdman, headed to UC Riverside, won the league individual title and advanced with sophomore Katie Dilger to the Southern Section individual final. Erdman shot 78, Martinez 86 and Dilger 88 to lead Quartz Hill in the Northern Divisional, where it came close to qualifying for the section final for a second consecutive year. Manthey called it a good season, saying not to advance was “kind of bittersweet,” but he drew satisfaction that Martinez – who will play for College of the Canyons next season – and Erdman concluded their high school careers with their best scores as Rebels. “It’s hard to see Chelsea, being a four-year golfer, and Ali, being here three years, leaving,” Manthey said. “They ended with their best rounds ever.” Six and counting is the way Quartz Hill girls’ golf coach Stu Manthey reflects on his Rebels’ sixth consecutive appearance in the Southern Section playoffs. He expects his 2006 team to make another strong bid for postseason play. “We lose two players, but we have a couple of freshmen that I kept working with,” he said after seniors Ali Erdman and Chelsea Martinez completed their high school careers in Quartz Hill’s sixth-place finish in the 20-team Northern Divisional at Oxnard’s River Ridge Golf Club. The top four teams advanced to the Southern Section final – won by Torrance – at Indian Hills Golf Club in Riverside. “We have another sophomore coming up and, hopefully, maybe a girl or two we don’t know about,” he said. “We should be back approximately around the same numbers next year.” Lancaster surges: Lancaster enjoyed its best golf season and should be even better next season, with every starter expected to return. Sophomore Amber Frauhiger and juniors Ellen Harris, Melissa Higgins, Candice Goodwill, Tara Matus and Shannon Izquierdo started for the Eagles in the Northern Divisionals after helping the young team to a second-place finish in league and a 15-3 regular season. Lancaster lost only to Quartz Hill in Golden League play, and the Eagles won their first girls’ golf playoff berth by sweeping five-time playoff qualifier Highland. High Desert highlights: Quartz Hill dominated Daily News postseason recognition for 2005, much as the Rebels handled their schedule during their 17-3 season, winding up with honors for top player (Erdman), top coach (Manthey) and top team. The biggest disappointment was the Rebels’ failure to reach the Southern Section final, coming close for a second consecutive season. The biggest surprise was Lancaster, which qualified for its first postseason appearance with a team that had no senior starters. Look for a strong competition between Quartz Hill and Lancaster for the 2006 Golden League title. Team Jarvey update: Brothers Lawrence and Erik Jarvey tied for 18th in the Southern California Golf Association Four-Ball Championship at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. The Palmdale residents, both Southern Section individual finalists at Highland, shot 72-68_140 in the SCGA event to finish nine strokes behind the winning team of Tucker Brown and Brad Uptgraft. Brown, a Newhall resident, and Valencia’s Uptgraft combined for a second consecutive title by shooting 66-65_131 at the 7,016-yard, par-72 course. The Jarveys qualified for the Four-Ball final by winning a preliminary competition at Crystalaire Country Club in Llano. Lawrence Jarvey and Uptgraft are former College of the Canyons golfers. Erik Jarvey is a freshman at Cal State Northridge, where he was second in scoring for the Matadors during the fall season, averaging 75.3 to Amit Nat’s 75.2. Jarvey shot 68 in his college debut, CSUN’s best of the fall season. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more