Cynthia Navis, who helped the Nipomo girls golf team go undefeated in the Los Padres League in her only season with the team, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to compete for Santa Clara.
Navis recently moved from Florida to Nipomo with her family, and the senior quickly became the key cog for a Titans team that went 6-0 in LPL duals and placed 15th at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division team championships.
“We were, on paper, the team to win it this year,” coach Jim DeLaby said. “With her, we cemented it.”
Navis shot a school-record 2-under 34 to win the LPL finals at Marshalia Ranch at Vandenberg Air Force Base. She followed that with a 6-over 78 at the Northern Division individual regional to qualify for the Southern Section individual championship, but had to withdraw because of illness.
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DeLaby said Navis’ scholarship at Santa Clara is half academic and half athletic.
“She shot a lot of great rounds, and I think as she gets more acclimated (to California) she’ll get even lower,” DeLaby said. “I’ve seen her hit some professional shots at Monarch (Dunes).”