The Lady Eagles (13-8) battled to secure another important second place finish in Foothill Conference #7 they hosted at Oak Valley Golf Club, but continue seeking to find the right combination to beat Palomar College (323) with a 336. Mt. San Antonio College carded a 339 while College Of The Desert came in with a 373.
Meanwhile, Sophomore Co-Captain Ya-Ting (Tina) Yang blazed through the 5,899 yard track with a 2 under par 70 (34-36) that will be the sight of PGA Qualifying next week. The deep rough, well-manicured fairways, and tricky greens of Oak Valley GC proved no match for Yang who had 3 birdies, 14 pars, and 1 bogey with the only sub-par round and one of only four scores below 80 on the day. Yang continues to enhance the likelihood of repeating as Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore Co-Captain Melissa Simpson posted an 85 (43-42) to finish tied for 7th place in the 24 women field. Simpson’s round consisted of 1 birdie, 7 pars, 6 bogeys, and 4 double bogeys.
Freshman Valerie Zulueta (Paloma Valley HS) carded an 88 (46-42) in the sun drenched skies, little to no wind, and temperatures that reached close to 90 degrees weather conditions. Zulueta’s round included 4 pars, 12 bogeys, and 2 double bogeys to place 12th.
Freshman Vivian Shoemaker (San Jacinto HS) shot 93 (49-44)7 to finish tied for 16th. Shoemaker’s round consisted of 4 pars, 9 bogeys, double bogeys, 3 double bogeys, and 2 triple bogeys.
Freshman Dominique Lombardi (Beaumont HS) finished with a 111 (60-51) to place 19th. Lombardi’s round included 1 par, 8 bogeys, 2 double bogeys, and 4 triple bogeys.
Freshman Alexis Moss (Beaver HS - Utah) endured the unique experience of not discovering that she was playing the abandoned ball of another golfer until after she had holed out, recorded her score, and began playing the next hole. The situation resulted from another golfer a few holes ahead of Moss who had lost her ball in the area where Moss hit her ball when she was later playing the hole. Additionally, Moss and the other golfer were playing the same golf ball with the same number and with a similar unique marking on the ball. Unfortunately, the only remedy available to Moss was to disqualify herself. Moss, demonstrating the honor of the game of golf and the integrity reflecting her moral compass and that of the entire Lady Eagles Golf Team, self-imposed the penalty of disqualification.
Moss and the rest of her teammates are “chomping at the bit” for another crack at their home course, Oak Valley GC, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in Foothill Conference #8, which is the last team competition prior to the Foothill Conference Finals on Sunday-Monday, October 30-31, at the Morongo Golf Club of Tukwet Canyon.
Mt. San Jacinto College (14-10) for the first time in Foothill Conference play this year took a step backwards as they had their wings clipped finishing 3rd behind Palomar College (319) and Mt. San Antonio College (332), but ahead of College of the Desert (375) with a 351 in Foothill Conference #8 they hosted at Oak Valley Golf Club. In accordance, the Lady Eagles will enter into the Foothill Conference Finals on Sunday-Monday, October 30-31, 2011 looking to get back into the 320’s and ensure finishing in second place in the Foothill Conference, which will put them into the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional as a team for the second year in a row since they started competing as a team in the CCCAA and Foothill Conference.
Sophomore Co-Captain and International Student Ya-Ting (Tina) Yang continued to lead MSJC and was again medalist with a 76 (38-38) over the 5,899 yard track, which will be the sight of PGA Qualifying next week. In addition to the deep rough and well-manicured fairways, the greens were slightly faster compared to Monday as only five golfers shot below 80. Coach Gene Stillman commented, “Tina, who will never offer excuses for her play, showed up to play only 15 minutes before her scheduled tee time, hit a few golf balls on the range and practice green, and then played the 18 holes as she grinded through not feeling well and drinking a lot of water to keep from becoming dehydrated. She is a true competitor, as she had 1 birdie, 12 pars, and 5 bogeys. However, she is much more than just a competitor as she did not need to play for herself because she has a commanding lead in Foothill Conference individual play with enough rounds in to qualify for and repeat as the Most Valuable Player in the Foothill Conference. She appreciates how important she is to her teammates, not just in score, but in presence, and thus she came out to play to help her teammates continue their quest for a second place finish in the Foothill Conference in order to qualify for the CCCAA Southern California Regional.”
Freshman Vivian Shoemaker (San Jacinto HS) carded a 90 (43-47) finishing in 13th place in the 24 women field. Shoemaker’s round consisted of 1 birdie, 4 pars, 8 bogeys, 4 double bogeys, and 1 triple bogey.
Sophomore Co-Captain Melissa Simpson shot 92 (46-46) to finish 14th . Simpson’s round consisted of 4 pars, 10 bogeys, 2 double bogeys, and 2 triple bogeys.
Freshman Valerie Zulueta (Paloma Valley HS) posted a 93 (44-49) in the ideal weather with sun drenched skies, little to no wind, and temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. Zulueta’s round included 3 pars, 10 bogeys, 4 double bogeys, and 1 triple bogey to place 15th.
Freshman Alexis Moss (Beaver HS - Utah) finished with a 101 (48-53) to place 17th. Moss’s round included 1 birdie, 3 pars, 6 bogeys, 3 double bogeys, and 3 triple bogeys.
Freshman Dominique Lombardi (Beaumont HS) posted a 105 (53-52) to place 20th. Lombardi’s round included 2 pars, 8 bogeys, 3 double bogeys, and 2 triple bogeys..
The Lady Eagles will compete in the final two individual matches of Foothill Conference play next week before the Conference Finals the following week. Foothill Conference #9 will be at the site of the CCCAA Southern California Regional, Twin Oaks Golf Course in North San Diego County, on Monday, October 24, 2011, with a shotgun start commencing at 12:00 noon.