Arcata’s Madyson Nelson missed out on a trip to the North Coast Section Division-I tournament by just one stroke after an outstanding round at Monday’s Division-II championships in Oakland.
The 2023 H-DNL champion shot a season-best 89 at the Metropolitan Golf Links to pace a contingent of 10 league golfers who qualified for the NCS tournament.
The junior standout, who won four of seven H-DNL rounds this season, was the only local golfer to shoot under 100.
The league champion Arcata Tigers qualified as a team and shot a 438.
Lily Cunningham had the second best round of the day for the Tigers with a 112, followed by Ash Osceola (113) and Toni Diaz (124).
A pair of Del Norte girls also made the trip.
Charley Tygart, who tied for the low score in a couple of rounds of league play this year, shot a 111, while teammate Sophia Jager was just one stroke back.
Alyssa Lim of James Logan won the tournament with a round of 66, which was five strokes better than anyone else.