AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week No one could deny Angela Park of Torrance High the first-place trophy this year at the third annual Knabe Cup on Wednesday evening at the La Mirada Golf Course. The senior fired a 4-under-par 67 to lead her team to its second consecutive title at the event. Last year, Park fired a 3-under-par 71 at the Lakewood Country Club to tie for first place, but she finished behind Ashley Johnson and Maddy Fletcher of Mayfair and Brianna Do of Wilson on the card-off. “I just came out to do well. I wasn’t looking to take first or second or third place,” Park said. “(But) coming in first is an honor.” Park, who posted a big win on the junior circuit in Alabama recently, had seven birdies and four bogeys. “She (Park) is solid. She is consistent and an amazing talent,” Torrance coach John Wurzer said. “She just goes out and works hard at her game.” “We have a very strong No. 1 and No. 2,” Wurzer said. “The girls played steady. Our depth is actually better with six than four. We really have a deep team this year. If you look at the (points) from (the Bruins), they have four very solid scores. If we didn’t have the effort from our No. 1 and No. 2 today, we would have been hurting. Their four scores were much better than ours.” It took Park’s score and a 70 by teammate Jane Rah to snatch away first place in the standings from Wilson. Do (71), Kimberly Punyasavatsut (73), Noelle Zavaleta (73) and Patty Chawalitmetha (74) each shot in the low 70s to tally 291 points for second place for the Bruins. Torrance placed first with 288, and Mayfair followed the Bruins with 295. Gahr secured fourth with 299, and Cerritos finished in the top 10 with 313. “We shot very well,” Wilson coach Jim Ferguson said. “Torrance shot just three strokes better. There is no defense in golf. I am very happy with our scores. I think the girls are disappointed because we had a couple of late holes where we made minor mistakes.” Do, who cried after she shot an even-par 71 and finished fifth overall, was all smiles after she received the second-place trophy. “I was doing real great (in the beginning),” she said. “But I just couldn’t make any putts or birdies to get a lower score. That kind of upset me.” Once again, Johnson had a strong showing. The sophomore shot a 1-under-par 70 to tie for second with Rah and Tiffany Lua of Los Altos, but fell to fourth place when organizers went to a card-off. Fletcher (72), Emily Logan (75) and Kristin Osterhout (76) gave the Monsoons a strong showing. Henna Cho (72), Victoria Fallgren (73), Sara Park (73) and Clariss Guce (79) represented Gahr well. “This is the most gifted and talented field that we’ve had,” Ferguson said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!