Fresno Christian High’s Michael Cliff finished 15th at the CIF State boys golf championship Wednesday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Cliff, a senior, shot 1-over 72 to finish seven strokes behind winner Matt Lloyd of Archbishop Mitty during the 18-hole, 54-player tournament.
72 Fresno Christian golfer Michael Cliff’s score at the CIF State boys golf championships from the Poppy Hills Golf Curse in Pebble Beach.
Cliff sank three straight birdies to conclude the front nine at 2 under. But he couldn’t connect on another birdie the rest of the way, hitting six pars with three bogeys.
The tournament was comprised of three six-person teams from both the Northern and Southern California Regionals, plus the top nine individuals from each region who weren’t part of a qualifying team.
Cliff was the only golfer from the Central Section to reach the state championship.