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Sierras Wilson edges Mantecas Hankins with 46
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Standing near a greenside bunker, Katie Hankins of Manteca High chips it toward the ninth green at Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin

It was a three-person race for low-medalist honors at Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday, where cross-town opponents Manteca and Sierra met for a pivotal Valley Oak League dual match.

Sierra’s Kayla Wilson prevailed as the individual winner, helping the Timberwolves win 252-287 and maintain their second-place standing in league. Wilson carded a 9-over-par 46, warding off a 47 from Manteca’s Katie Hankins and 48 from teammate McKenna Doyle.

Hankins had chances to finish with the outright lead late. She missed a tap-in par putt on the course’s signature eighth hole, and on the ninth her birdie try off the fringe was denied by the flagstick.

Sierra’s Arlena Gavino and Krystal Rayevich split fourth-place points with 52. Vanessa Rodriguez posted a 54 to complete the score for the 4-1 Timberwolves.

Other scorers for Manteca (2-2) were: Isabella Garcia-Mendez (55), Danika Hunt (58), Dominique Graham (63) and Logan Jackson (64).

Sierra returns to its home track today and greets Lathrop. The Buffaloes head to Old River Golf Course in Tracy to square off with Kimball.

East Union 245,
Central Catholic 280

At Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto, Brooke Riley finished 2-over 38 as East Union claimed the matchup of reigning champions. Central Catholic earned the Western Athletic Conference title the past four years before moving into the VOL.

Rebeca Leonard (49), Allie Tajii (50) and Natlie Cowan (52) all topped Central’s lowest score. Chloe Cardenas contributed a 56. The Lancers take on Weston Ranch today at Van Buskirk Golf Course.