Local Digest: Stanislaus District girls golf dynasties don't disappoint

October 15, 2013 

The dynasties in Stanislaus District girls golf did not disappoint in their respective league tournaments this week.

It started with Central Catholic, which annexed its seventh straight league title Tuesday by sweeping past all Western Athletic Conference schools at Diablo Grande's Ranch course. The Raiders shot 395, 15 strokes better than runner-up Ceres, and they'll join third-place Livingston and six individual qualifiers at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 Tournament next Monday again at the DG Ranch.

Courtney Kim led CC's all-senior lineup with a 94, followed by teammate Lexi Abbate with a 96. The medalist was Caitlin Pfaff of Ceres, who shot a 91.

The Raiders completed a 12-0 WAC season on Monday and stretched their winning streak to 105 matches.

• MMC — Enochs sophomore Alyse Padilla claimed medalist honors with an 82 at Creekside and led the Eagles to their fourth Modesto Metro Conference title in the last five years.

Enochs shot a 471 and will advance to the section Division 1 South Tournament next Monday at Turlock Country Club along with dual-meet season runner-up Beyer. Gregori, which placed second at the tournament, will send five to the divisionals as individual qualifiers. Also qualifying was Isabella Butz of Downey.

• CCC —Turlock ended a competitive season-long matchup with Merced by edging the Bears by six strokes in a tight Central California Conference Tournament at Stevinson Ranch. Turlock picked up its 10th straight CCC title, leading Merced and third-place Pitman to the divisionals.

Heather Parker of Buhach Colony posted an 86, the day's lowest score, followed by Merced's Netanya Hernandez (88), Taylor Beckwith of Pitman (88) and Sarah Garcia of Turlock (89). The six individual qualifiers for next week will not be announced until today.

• VOL — East Union sophomore Brooke Riley continued her strong season by carding five birdies en route to a 1-over-par 71 at Micke Grove, anchoring the Lancers' march to their eighth straight Valley Oak League championship.

East Union shot 435 and will join runner-up Sierra, third-place Sonora and six individual qualifiers next week at Diablo Grande.

• VFL-NORTH — Ripon claimed the Valley Foothill League-North title by topping Escalon by 25 strokes, though the Cougars clinched their fourth overall league title since 2009. Both teams will return to the Division 5 tournament at Micke Grove next Monday. Sienna Starck of Ripon placed third individually with a 71, three better than Escalon's Piper Rockwell.

Jaymie Heryford of Bret Harte, the medalist with an 89, leads six individual qualifiers.

• VFL-SOUTH — Hilmar, the VFL-South champion, rallied behind the 93 by sophomore medalist Makena Azevedo to complete its title season at Micke Grove. The Yellowjackets and Hughson extend their seasons along with individuals Alex Wagner of Modesto Christian, Kaitlyn Groshong of Ripon Christian and Aja Loo of Orestimba.


• MJC MEN FALL — Modesto Junior College, ranked No. 2 in Northern California, dropped a 3-1 non-league game to Taft at MJC West. The Pirates (9-2-2) avoided a shutout late in the match when Alex Moscaira scored off an assist by Christian Angulo.

• MJC WOMEN WIN — The Pirates inched closer to a playoff berth with a 2-0 Big 8 Conference win at San Joaquin Delta. Danielle Nava put Modesto (7-3-4, 3-3-1) in front off an assist by Marissa Rouse. In the final minutes, Keshia Watson scored the clinching goal off a steal. Goalkeeper Ashley Almeida had six saves.

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