Ben Allen couldn't catch a break early on while competing Monday in the CIF Southern Section Individual Championship at La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc.
The San Marino High boys' senior golfer found himself in immediate trouble, as he began his 18-hole round with a double-bogey. He later had a triple-bogey, putting him in a bigger jam.
Allen eventually recovered, but his stellar season came up just short as he carded a seven-over-par 79.
"It's tough right now," said Allen, who finished one stroke shy of qualifying for the Southern California Golf Assn. Qualifying Tournament on May 30 at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 in Pasadena. "It's a very narrow course and it was pretty windy at times.