The Lady Eagles, despite the drizzly, cool, and breezy weather, found the friendly confines of their home course, Oak Valley GC, to their liking as they increased their Conference lead winning Foothill Conference Match #7 with a 348 to finish 37 strokes ahead of second place Mt. San Antonio College, which had two players fall ill just before teeing off and have to withdraw. College of the Desert, Palomar College, and Long Beach City College rounded out the field over the par 72, 5,899 yard course that is the site of PGA Qualifying next week. Mt. San Jacinto College moves to 24-4 in Conference and 29-5 overall with only 3 conference matches left before the two day, 36 hole Conference Finals.
Freshman and International Student Ya-Ting Yang and Freshman Connie Chen were the only golfers in the 16 women field to crack 80 as they tied for medalist honors each shooting 78 on the most challenging course played this year. Yang posted a pair of 39's consisting of 1 birdie, 11 pars, 5 bogeys, and a double bogey three putt on 18. Chen fired a 38 on the front nine to go with her back nine 40 consisting of 12 pars and 6 bogeys. Yang increased her overall Conference leading score by 6 strokes to 11 strokes over Krista Fenniak of College of the Desert. Meanwhile, Chen solidified her 4th place position in overall Conference scoring and is within striking distance of 3rd place Arika Rodriguez of Mt. San Antonio College.
Freshman Melissa Simpson carded a 99 (49-50) consisting of 3 pars, 7 bogeys, 4 double bogeys, and 4 triple bogeys. Simpson is in 11th place in overall scoring in the Conference and within 13 strokes of 9th place.
Sophomore and Captain Katelyn Hardy posted a 93 (45-48) consisting of 5 pars, 7 bogeys, 5 double bogeys, and a quadruple bogey. Hardy is in 8th place overall scoring in the Conference and 5 strokes out of 7th place.
MSJC returns to Oak Valley GC for the final time this season on Wednesday, October 18, 2010 to host Foothill Conference Match #8. The Lady Eagles will tee off at 10:00 a.m., are hoping for the rain clouds to go away, and encourage all Mt. San Jacinto College fans to come on out and watch the action as admission is free.