Menlo School junior Patrick Grimes of Palo Alto capped an outstanding golf season by finishing sixth at the CIF State Championships on Tuesday in Santa Maria.
Grimes, who earlier won the Central Coast Section title, shot an even-par 72 while finishing four strokes behind a trio of golfers who shot 68. Patrick Cantlay of Servite won a playoff on the second hole to claim individual honors on the 6,505-yard Santa Maria Country Club.
Grimes was one of two golfers from Northern California to shoot 72. Grimes was 2-over on the front nine after taking back-to-back bogeys on the par-5 eighth and ninth holes. The ninth was a short 474-yarder.
Grimes did birdie the 118-yard par-3 13th hole and picked up another birdie on the 14th, a 380-yard par 4. That got him back to even par. He parred in for a solid 33.