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Foothill golf: A key one for WR

Wildcats get some distance in league victory

Posted: October 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: October 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.

West Ranch girls golf certainly put some pressure on its closest competition for a Foothill League title on Tuesday.

The Wildcats won the fourth league match of the season with some distance.

West Ranch shot a 221 on the par-36 Elkins Ranch Golf Course with Hart coming in second place at 241 and Golden Valley third at 242.

The Foothill League champion in girls golf is determined by the five best scores of six matches, so Hart and Golden Valley could very well throw away Tuesday’s effort.

But if they can’t, then this could serve as the key match for the defending Foothill champions during the season as it was their widest margin of victory this year.

“I’ve been telling the girls that they haven’t been close to putting it all together this year, and that this is about winning another league championship,” said West Ranch head coach Jeff Holen. “They took that to heart.”

The Wildcats were led by freshman Josie Lionetti for the second time in league this season.

She shot a 6-over 42.

“She’s shown me you don’t need length. She’s one of the shorter hitters out there, but she keeps it in play,” Holen said of Lionetti’s success this season. “She keeps it in the middle and if she gets in trouble she relies on her short game. She’s mature for her age with the golf game.”

A key for West Ranch, Holen said, was the team’s overall willingness to rely on course management on the longer par-36 course.

That resulted in three 44s on the day — from Sarah Hong, Julie Ward and Jamie Lee.

Proving again that a longer course doesn’t get to her, Hart senior Jamie Corr fired off a medalist performance of 3-over 39.

It’s the third time this season Corr has been medalist.

Hart’s Lauren Yi shot a 44.

Golden Valley was paced for the fourth consecutive league outing by freshman Elisa Pierre,

Pierre shot a 40, with teammate Amanda Hobbs providing her fourth straight second-place finish for the Grizzlies at 44.

Pierre leads all Foothill League individuals by one stroke (two with the high score thrown out) in the race for Most Valuable Player. Corr is second.

Valencia nearly bested Golden Valley and Hart, finishing with a 243.

It would have been the first time the Vikings cracked the top three this year.

Joyce Kim led the team with a 48.

Saugus finished fifth for the fourth consecutive match with a 272.

The Centurions were led by Jennifer Camarillo’s 51.

Canyon shot a team score of 303, led by Ashley Warner’s 50.



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