Golfers Second After Day One of Conference Finals
The Lady Eagles (16-11) enter the second and final day of the Foothill Conference Finals in second place after finishing second with a 335 behind Palomar College (307), but ahead of Mt. San Antonio College (339) and College Of The Desert (389), on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Second place is critical to Mt. San Jacinto College as the top two teams from the Foothill Conference will move on to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional at Twin Oaks Golf Course hosted by the Foothill Conference.
Sophomore Co-Captain and International Student Ya-Ting (Tina) Yang had her poorest round and finish of the year with a 79 to place 6th. Taylor Crandall and Natascha Wiebe, both of Palomar College, took medalist honors shooting a 75 over the 5,274 yard Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon track hosted by College Of The Desert. However, Yang enters the final day of the Conference Finals with a 72.44 scoring average to lead the Conference and is 31 strokes ahead of her nearest competitor in her goal to repeat as Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore Co-Captain Melissa Simpson came up big for the Lady Eagles with an 81 as MSJC edged out the Mounties by four strokes for the second place finish. Simpson’s 8th place finish in the 24 women field moved her up to 9th place in the Conference and lowered her scoring average to 84.22.
Freshman Vivian Shoemaker (San Jacinto HS) posted an 87 in the sunny, cloudless weather conditions with the temperature in the 80’s and breezes that increased as the day went on. Shoemaker’s 11th place finish moved her up to 15th place in the Conference and lowered her scoring average to 88.66.
Freshman Alexis Moss (Utah - Beaver HS) carded an 88 to finish in 12th place. Moss’s round moved her up to 19th place in the Conference and lowered her scoring average to 94.
Freshman Valerie Zulueta (Paloma Valley HS) shot 94 to finish in 16th place and is looking to bounce back strong on the final day of Conference Finals as she has done so many times this season playing a significant role in the Lady Eagles second place position in the Conference standings. Zulueta’s round, although slightly increasing her Conference scoring average to 87.11, maintained her 12th place position in the Conference and she is three strokes ahead of her nearest competitor for the final slot to qualify for the CCCAA Southern California Regional as an individual.
Freshman Dominique Lombardi (Beaumont HS) carded a 104 to finish in 19th place. Lombardi lowered her scoring average to 106.11 and moved up to 20th place in the Conference.
The Lady Eagles will compete in the final day of the Foothill Conference Finals on Monday, October 31, 2011, at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. The first group will tee off at 9:36 a.m. Admission is free.