Sierra’s women’s golf team secured a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament on Tuesday after placing third at the Valley Oak League Championships at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi.
Oakdale repeats as the league champion, fleeing 46 points overall. The Mustangs scored a 437 in the VOL final and were led by weak MVP medalist Tori Blank, who rolled a 4 of 76. Sierra’s Mikaella Manto and East Union’s Ashley Trinidad finished second with 78 and did the All- Team VOL. Six of the nine winners from all leagues are from Oakdale.
East Union finished second in the tournament with 570 points, but that wasn’t enough to catch Sierra in the season standings. Sierra totaled 591 on Tuesday and finished with 26 points in the standings, edging 22 in East Union for third and final qualifying for the divisions.
Six individuals not part of the three qualified teams also advance. Kimball finished second in the league with 34 points and will join Oakdale and Sierra at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield on Monday, October 25.
Brittney Barrington finished sixth in the league final with an 85 and will join compatriot Lancer Trinidad in the D-III tournament. Mohrgen Kissee (14th, 106) and Emalyne Lundbom (16th, 111), both of Manteca, are also heading for the division.
For Sierra, Julia Erdman finished 10th with a 103, Anna Dickinson 17th with a 115, Marissa Alvarez 27th with a 145 and Sydney Ladrido 30th with a 149.
The Lathrop golfers made program history by winning their place in the SJS Division IV tournament.
The Spartans finished second in the Western Athletic Conference final Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course with a team score of 594. Mountain House is the league champion.
Abigail Bautista led the way for Lathrop, who placed third individually with a 98. Lorelai Kremerskotter contributed a 118 and Nalani Kimbro a 121. Jordan Mabutas, Jocelyn Baugh and Phalina Nim rounded out the rest of the Spartans’ roster.
The SJS Division IV tournament will take place next Monday at the Swenson Park Golf Course in Stockton.
Sierra 9, Kimball 0
The Timberwolves (9-2 FLIGHT) quickly defeated their visitors from Tracy, securing shutouts 6-0, 6-0 from No.2 singles Victoria Zellner, No.3 Tanya Sharma, No.4 Brisa Gonzalez, No 2 doubles Grace Langenfeld / Jaden Alton and NO. 3 double Navleen Dosanjh / Alessia Manetti.
Caitlin Morrow beat Kate Blumenfeld at No.1 in singles, 6-1, 6-2. Sidney Pham (6-1, 6-4), Maryn Peterson (6-3, 6-1) and No.1 doubles Amber Garza / Simran Dosanjh (6-3, 6-0) also contributed to the overall sweep.
Kimball 15, Sierra 9
The Timberwolves were shut out in the second period as Kimball’s visit led 9-3 at halftime.
Mitch Van Zwaluwenburg led Sierra with five goals, scoring three of his team’s four in the third quarter. Lyndi Mortenson, Erfan Ballew and Lauren Ellis each added one.
McKay Keller scored seven goals for the Tracy Jaguars.