The Lady Eagles (11-7) fly in just ahead of Mt. San Antonio College (334) with a 333, but continue to be unable to find the right combination to beat Palomar College (316) in Foothill Conference Match #6 at Escondido Country Club hosted by Palomar College. Most importantly, MSJC further solidified its hold of second place in the Foothill Conference ahead of the Mounties and College Of The Desert (367).
Sophomore Co-Captain and International Student Ya-Ting (Tina) Yang, again shot 73 to earn medalist honors and was one of only four golfers to break 80 over the par 70, 5,536 yard course. Yang has yet to shoot over 73 in Conference play this year and each time out is enhancing the likelihood of repeating as the Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore Co-Captain Melissa Simpson made the most of her opportunity of another shot at Escondido Country Club as she posted an 81 (41-40) in sunny, hot temperatures in excess of 95 degrees, and nearly no wind weather conditions. Simpson’s round encompassed 1 birdie, 6 pars, 10 bogeys, and 1 double bogey placing her 6th in the 24 women field.
Freshman Alexis Moss (Beaver HS - Utah) contributed to the low four scores counted for MSJC for the second tournament in a row carding an 89 (47-42) to tie for 13th place. Moss’s round consisted of 3 pars, 12 bogeys, 2 double bogeys, and 1 triple bogey.
Freshman Valerie Zulueta (Paloma Valley HS) shot 90 to finish 16th, as she continues to work through some course management issues and return to shooting sub-80 rounds.
Freshman Vivian Shoemaker (San Jacinto HS) saw her scoring opportunities from Monday diminish as her putter let her down and she finished with a 95 (49-46). Shoemaker uncharacteristically did not have a par the entire round while capturing 12 bogeys and earned an 18th place finish.
Freshman Dominique Lombardi (Beaumont HS) continued her improvement returning to the 90s’ with a 97 (48-49) that could have been much lower had she found some magic in her putter after the first hole, which she birdied. In addition to the birdie, Lombardi’s round included 1 par, 8 bogeys, and 6 double bogeys to finish 19th.
The Lady Eagles will return to their nest at Oak Valley GC, in Beaumont, for the first time this year when they host Foothill Conference #7, on Monday, October 19, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m.