ESCALON — The Ripon girls golf team got the better of rival Escalon 152-161 Tuesday at Escalon Golf Course, securing sole possession of first place in the Valley Foothill League North Division.
“The girls played well today,” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said. “Escalon is hard to beat at their home course. They definitely have an advantage, plus they always play hard against us.”
Zoe Bremer spearheaded three sub-40 scores for the Indians (4-0) and finished as low medalist with a 4-over 36. Gabbi Ilardi and Bianca Toledo followed with a 37 and 39, respectively. Mikayla Schut carded a 38 for Escalon (3-1).
Ripon had solid rounds throughout the lineup. Kassidy Isham capped scoring for the top four with a 40, but Tyla Branham trailed her by only a stroke and Myra Toledo also close behind with a 42.
East Union 220, Central Catholic 297
MODESTO — Underclassmen Michelle Euan and Ashley Trinidad led the Lancers (1-0, 3-0 overall) in their Valley Oak League opener at par-37 Dryden Park Golf Course.
Euan topped all scorers with a 39, while Trinidad was the runner-up with a 41. Melinda Amick posted a 44, Brittany Bartington a 45 and Heighlee Mosher a 51.
Manteca 276, Kimball 285
The Buffaloes are off to a 2-0 start in the VOL.
Bella Gonzales earned medalist honors with an 8-over 44, beating Kimball’s Rachel Maxwell by four strokes. MaryAnn Bueno (54), Sophie Serrano (56), Emma Kadillak (60) and Allie McKelvie (62) rounded out Manteca scoring.
Manteca 9, Kimball 0
Back from its first-place finish in the California Classic in Fresno, Manteca (9-1) easily dispatched the visiting Jaguars in the VOL contest.
Sisters Katie and Ellie Kim both won 6-0, 6-0 at the top of the singles ladder. Sahiba Kaur (6-0, 6-1), Kerren Zou (6-2, 6-0), Yanki Ma (6-0, 6-1) and Kalissa Martin (6-2, 6-4) also dominated their matches.
Kaileah Johannson and Melissa Poncini blanked their opponents at No. 1 doubles, while Danielle Diaz and Isabella Huerta achieved the same at No. 2. Amorina Ise and Heather Pang rolled, 6-3, 6-0.