GLENDALE — When Michael Timpson missed qualifying by one stroke for the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regional last season, he realized he could no longer take anything for granted.
The disappointment of not qualifying for the tournament stayed with the Crescenta Valley High boys’ golfer for some time. However, it led to him spending more time working on all facets of his game so he wouldn’t miss his final opportunity to qualify this season.
Timpson went out and proved himself, winning his first Pacific League individual championship and earning a spot in the Northern Individual Regional on Monday. Timpson, a reigning All-Area member, will be the lone local representative among the field of 70-plus golfers when he tees off at 8 a.m. today at River Ridge Golf Club’s Vineyard Course in Oxnard.