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EU girls claim Sierra title
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The East Union High girls golf team took first place in the Sierra Invitational Tournament on Wednesday. From left, Alyssa Telles, Brittany Ugalino, Jenny Ketner, Kailee Nuding, Angelique Cardoza, and Jordan Vinson; back, coaches Brian Goulart, Ron Gutierrez, and Dennis Wells. - photo by Photo Contributed

The East Union High girls golf team enjoyed playing 18 holes.

At Wednesday’s annual Sierra Invitational Tournament, the Lancers showcased some consistency at the Manteca Park Golf Course, with all six players scoring in the 90s.

East Union captured the tournament title, tallying an overall score of 475 to beat out second-place Merced (485).

“I think playing 18 (holes) allowed our girls to settle into a groove,” said East Union coach Brian Goulart. “They all had similar scores.”

Leading the way was Jenny Ketner, who carded a 93.

In doing so, she finished tied for fourth place, individually, thus, earning a spot on the all-tourney team.

Her East Union teammates’ Jordan Vinson (94) and Alyssa Telles (94) finished two strokes back. Kailee Nuding (97), Brittany Ugalino (98) and Angelique Cardoza (98) rounded out the Lancers scoring.

Par for 18 holes at Manteca Park is 72.

Results of the other teams involved in the tournament were not available at press time.

Meanwhile, East Union (8-1) will return to Manteca Park today, resuming Valley Oak League play against Kimball.

The first-place Lancers have rebounded since their earlier loss to Sonora.

“They’re playing really well as of late,” Goulart said.

East Union not only defeated Sonora earlier this week but got some help from Sierra, which edged out Oakdale.

Prior to that, the Lancers, Sonora and Oakdale were in a three-way tie for the top spot in the VOL.