MSJC Wraps up Regular Season with Strong Showing

Mt. San Jacinto College opened up Foothill Conference play in 100+ degree temperatures in the desert and ended the regular season as Old Man Winter made an appearance with blustery winds and a morning frost that delayed the opening of the driving range in the final regular season conference match of the year. Nonetheless, the Lady Eagles handled the weather in stride, took advantage of the home course, Oak Valley Golf Club, advantage, and applied the short game and putting emphasis they have been working on to tune-up for next week’s Foothill Conference Finals and the Southern California Regionals the following week.

Kathryn New posted an 80 for medalist honors. She broke her long birdie drought draining a 5 foot putt on the 384 yard par 4 15th hole. In addition to the birdie, her round of 42-38 consisted of 10 pars, 5 bogeys, and 2 double bogeys.

Katelyn Hardy solidified her spot in the top 12 individual players in the Foothill Conference with a 91 to finish 7th in the field of 24 golfers. Hardy made the turn with a 45 and came in on the back nine with a 46, under very difficult weather conditions, positioning herself as one of the top returning Foothill Conference golfers for next Fall, 2010. Hardy’s round included 5 pars, 7 bogeys, and 3 double bogeys.

The Lady Eagles will tee it up on Monday-Tuesday, November 2-3, 2009 in the Foothill Conference Finals at Lake San Marcos Country Club hosted by the Comets of Palomar College. The starting time on Monday is 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The top 12 individual scores coming out of the Conference Finals coupled with an averaging system of the scores during the regular season will move on to the Southern California Regionals the following week.