Women's Golf Moves Closer to Conference Title

The Lady Eagles took like ducks to water in the heavy rain and cold temperatures as they closed out the home portion of their schedule at Oak Valley GC winning Foothill Conference Match #8 posting a 342 to extend their first place lead over Mt. San Antonio College and improve their record to 28-4 (33-5 overall).  The Mounties shot a 381, followed by College of the Desert, Palomar College, and Long Beach City College.
 
Freshman and International Student Ya-Ting Yang again led Mt. San Jacinto College and took home medalist honors with a 75 (36-39) over the par 72, 5,899 yard course.  Yang's round consisted of 2 birdies, 10 pars, and 6 bogeys.  Yang also increased her overall season scoring lead by 4 strokes to 15 strokes over Krista Fenniak of College of the Desert.
 
Freshman Connie Chen took second place honors with a 77 (36-41).  Chen was 1 under through 15 holes when the heavy rains hit and she finished out quadruple bogey, par, double bogey to go along with three birdies, 11 pars, and a double bogey.  Chen further solidified her 4th place position in overall season scoring and pulled 3 strokes closer to 3rd place Arika Rodriguez of Mt. San Antonio College.
 
Sophomore and Captain Katelyn Hardy carded a 96 (49-47) to finish in 8th place in the 16 women field.  Hardy's round consisted of 2 pars, 10 bogeys, 4 double bogeys, and 2 triple bogeys.  Hardy maintained her 8th place position in overall season scoring, but dropped to 6 strokes back of 7th place.
 
Freshman Melissa Simpson posted a 94 (45-49) to finish in 5th place.  Simpson's round consisted of 4 pars, 7 bogeys, 4 double bogeys, and 3 triple bogeys.  Simpson moved up into 10th place in overall season scoring and is now just 1 stroke back of 9th place.
 
MSJC finishes the regular season next week with matches hosted by Palomar College at San Luis Rey Downs GC on Monday and Wednesday, October 25 and 27, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The Lady Eagles will be hosting the Foothill Conference Finals the following week on Monday and Tuesday, November 1 and 2, at East Valley GC.