Mt. San Jacinto College captured the Foothill Conference Championship in just the second year of the Program as they won the second day of the Conference finals shooting a 346. Mt. S
an Antonio College finished in second place with a 355 followed by Palomar College, College Of The Desert, and Long Beach City College. The Lady Eagles, having won 10 of the 11 Conference matches this season, improved their record to 40-4 (45-5 overall).
Freshman and International Student Ya-Ting Yang shot a 79 (39-40) over the East Valley Golf Club course to finish in third place. Her round consisted of 1 birdie, 10 pars, 6 bogeys, and 1 double bogey. Yang secured low average, 76.9, for the Foothill Conference.
Freshman Connie Chen posted an 81 (39-42) in the gusty wind conditions under mostly sunny skies with the temperature in the 70's to place fifth in the Conference Finals. Her round consisted of 3 birdies, 5 pars, 8 bogeys, and 2 double bogeys. Chen finished fourth in season average at 79.7 behind Conference Finals medalist Arica Rodriguez, of Mt. San Antonio, who fired a 77 on day 2.
Sophomore and Captain Katelyn Hardy carded an 89 in her last Foothill Conference competition to finish in a 6th place tie in the 16 women field. Hardy advanced into seventh place in season average at 89.3.
Freshman Melissa Simpson posted a 97 placing her in a 9th place tie. Simpson finished the season with a 93.2 average for 9th place in the Conference too.
The Lady Eagles return to the CCCAA 36 hole Southern California Regional for the second year in their two year existence, which will be held on Sunday-Monday, November 7-8, 2010, at Alisal River GC in Solvang. MSJC, unlike last year when Kathryn New (now playing golf for and working towards her degree at Cal State Fullerton) and Hardy went to the Regional as individuals, will be going to the Regional as a team as well as Yang, Chen, Hardy, and Simpson all also going to the Regional as individuals.
Mt. San Jacinto College, to have a chance to advance to the CCCAA State Tournament, will have to approach their level of play earlier in the year when they shot a 316 at the Cactus Open. This will require Yang to shoot in the low to mid 70's, Chen to shoot in the mid to high 70's, and Hardy and Simpson to shoot in the low to mid 80's, which they have all done during the course of the season.
Ya-Ting Yang (pictured above) shot a 79 Tuesday to help MSJC capture the Foothill Conference women's golf championship at East Valley Country Club.