Last week was a whirlwind for the Coronado Islanders girls golf team. A week chalked with the San Diego City Tournament Championship for both teams and individuals and a crucial round of CIF play-ins. 

For some, this much golf in a week may have them fatigued and looking for a break. But not for these Lady Islanders. They would battle to yet another successful week of play on all levels. 

The first event on the agenda for the ladies in green and white would be the team tournament. As opposed to the regular season, where the girls would play a nine-hole round, in the city tournament team final all girls participating would play an 18-hole round. 

Leading the way for Coronado in scoring would be junior Bella Villarin with a round of 82, which of the entire field that consisted of over 24 girls, would give her the third best overall score in the tournament. An outstanding accomplishment for Villarin, whose play this season has been next level and is no doubt a major reason for the Islander’s success in 2022. 

Following just behind Villarin would be fellow junior and constant top scorer Jasmine Lo, who would card a very solid round of 84. Checking in with the third best round on the day for Coronado would be Ines Izuzquiza with a round of 90. 

The final three scores for the team tournament for the islanders would come courtesy of Elleaire Lyons with a round of 93 and Mariella Avanni with a round of 99. 

Of the five teams playing on the day, the Islanders would shoot for a combined score of 446, which would prove to be good for a second-place finish in the City Conference Team Championship Tournament. 

However, the Islander’s overall success would not end in the team portion of the City Conference Championship, as several Islanders would also find success in the individual portion. 

Islander golfers Bella Villarin and Jasmine Lo would both reach the final four of the City Conference Individual Championship. Villarin would make it to the Championship finale, where she would fall,  and Lo would finish in fourth. In the tournament, the Islanders were the only school in the field to have two girls in the top four, a truly remarkable feat. 

Following the conclusion of the Individual Championship, the names of the girls who had made either first or second-team all-league would be released, and the Islanders would be well represented.

Earning all first-team league honors would be Villarin and Ines Izuzquiza, while Jasmine Lo would take home second-team all-league honors. 

And to top off the whole week and a half, the Islanders would also host and compete in the play-in round of the CIF DII Championships, where they would blow their competition out of the water as they bested Academy of Our Lady of Peace and Palo Verde High School by the score of 212(Coronado)-254(OLP)-275 (Palo Verde). 

The girls golf team is simply rolling; from top to bottom, this team has outplayed and outperformed just about every team that has been in their way. The only question that now remains is? Can this team bring home a CIF title this season? I may be somewhat biased, but there is no doubt this team has what it takes to hoist a CIF Championship. 

VOL. 112, NO. 44 - Nov. 2, 2022

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