Homegrown sensation Sienna Lyford junior career at Granite Bay HS reads like a champion’s diary:
Sierra Foothill All-League First Team all four years
35.3 scoring average her senior year
Played second a the 2017 CIF Northern California regionals (3-under, 70)
2017 CIF State Championship competitor
Helped Granite Bay High School Girls golf team earn three league titles, three Division 1 North Section titles, three Sac-Joaquin Masters titles, three Northern California Regionals appearances, while making their first CIF State Championship appearance
2016 Sacramento All-City Team
Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Recipient
Add that to a wildly successful four-year career for UC Irvine and her recent defense of her Sacramento County Women’s Golf Championship, it’s easy to see how she was able to battle the wild hot elements (temperatures reached 105 in the final round) and win the 27th Annual California State Fair Golf Championship at Bartley Cavanaugh GC this weekend.
Lyford fired a 68-69 score of 137 to finish -7 and beat second-place finisher and teenager Alaythia Hinds of Rancho Murieta (69-69) by one stroke. Lyford made a clutch birdie on her final hole to secure the victory. Hinds doesn’t graduate high school until 2024 so we’re going to be seeing lots more of the talented young lady on future leaderboards.
Behind Lyford and Hinds was another trio of excellent golf who all finished at -2 (142). Those included Sac State’s Caitlin Maurice, another teenage sensation in Darla May Dela Torre and Sammie Miller of Brentwood.
You can see the whole leaderboard of the Women’s California State Fair Golf Championship by clicking on the leaderboard here:
About the golf course:
The youngest in the City of Sacramento’s family of great golf courses is Bartley Cavanaugh, with a layout created by Perry Dye, a member of the renowned golf design family that has created famous courses throughout the world. Near the banks of the Sacramento River, Perry Dye put to work all the design principles that won him acclaim to create excitement that will test skilled players while the course remains accessible to those still growing in the game.