Sierra’s girls golf team opened the Valley Oak League with a statement Tuesday at Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto.
Led by medalist Vanessa Rodriguez, the Timberwolves knocked off four-time Western Athletic Conference champion Central Catholic, 270-276. Central Catholic has moved to the VOL thanks to realignment in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Rodriguez checked in with a 10-over-par 47. Arlene Gavino was part of a three-way tie for second place with a 53. Sedona Estacio and Emily Lehman also scored 53s, which paced the Raiders.
Others scoring for Sierra were McKenna Doyle (54), Legacy Barnes (56) and Krystal Rayevich (60).
Sierra heads to Van Buskirk Golf Course in Stockton where it will be greeted by Weston Ranch before Thursday’s big match with reigning VOL and SJS Division IV champion East Union at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Weston Ranch 380
At Van Buskirk Golf Course, Manteca’s Katie Hankins earned low-medalist honors for a second straight match with her 12-over 48 card.
The Buffaloes (2-0) received scoring contributions from Isabella Garcia-Mendez (54), Dominique Graham (58), Danica Hunt (65) and Logan Jackson (70). Weston Ranch was led by Jessica Fotheringham’s 69.
Ripon 202, Calaveras 249
The Indians (3-0) continued their hot start to the Valley Foothill League North Division season Tuesday at La Contente Golf Course in Valley Springs, where Laura Williams led all players with a 47. Breeana Huckell (51), Erin Wever (52) and Alex Gonzalez (52) made up the rest of the team’s score.
“We are doing well but have room to improve,” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said. “We have some tough teams coming up on our schedule.”
Up next is Bret Harte at Jack Tone Golf Course in Ripon.