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Players finish season at league finals

May 01, 2002

Jeff Tully

GRIFFITH PARK -- Burroughs High's Shaughn Crawford and Steve Lim and

Danny Barber of Burbank did their best at the Foothill League finals at

Griffith Park.

However, the players from Santa Clarita proved to be tough opponents

Friday, as none of the locals were able to qualify for CIF Southern

Section individual play.

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Leading the way was league most valuable Brandon Christianson from

Valencia, who earned a spot in the individuals with a 69.8 stroke season

average.

At the prelims at the Harding Course and finals at the Wilson Course

-- both par 72s -- at Griffith Park, the league teams did battle in the

two-day event. Hart's Joey Kroagman shot a two-day total of 141 and

finished second, Valencia's Greg Gauvin was third with a 146, Canyon's

Brent Buckingham was fourth with a 149 and Viking Doug Darcy was fifth

with a 151.

The five players qualify for postseason play.

For the locals, Danny Barber just missed the cut, finishing by

shooting 76s both days for a 152. Crawford shot 81 the first day and 78

the second for a 159 and Lim shot a 77 and 84 for a 161.

In the team competition, Valencia won the title, followed by Hart and

Canyon. The three will represent the Foothill League in CIF Southern

Section regional team competition.

In final league match, the locals finished strongly, as Burroughs was

third and Burbank was fourth.

For the Indians, Crawford led the way with a nine-over-par 81.

Teammate David Hamanaka and Robert Enriquez had 82s, Mike Vahoviak had an

83, Brad Jastrow had an 84 and Jon Hellebrandt had a 90.

For the Bulldogs, Barber had a 76, Steve Lim had a 77, Brian Ko had an

83, Ajay Clark had an 87, Brandon Maskell had a 91 and Shaun Young had a

97.

Kroagman of Hart was low medalist with a 69.

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