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Solid round not enough for Ripon against Escalon
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Kassidy Isham of Ripon blasts her ball out of a greenside bunker at Jack Tone Golf Course on Thursday. - photo by GARY JENSEN/

RIPON — Ripon’s girls golf team put together another solid round, but first-place Escalon prevailed 156-168 in a Valley Foothill League North Division match held at Jack Tone Golf Course on Thursday.

“We played well against a tough team,” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said. “We are a young team and gaining experience. We are getting better, but it is a process.”

Ripon (2-3) is coming off its first two wins of the season and a respectable showing in the VFL North Mid-Season Tournament. The Indians went undefeated in league last year but have since reloaded with younger players.

Myra Toledo finished with a 40 to lead Ripon on Thursday. Kassidy Isham added a 41, Bianca Toledo a 43 and Emily Harris a 44.

Escalon’s Madison Kindberg was low medalist with a 1-over-par 33. Fellow Cougar Mary Adams took second with a 38.

VFL South

Ripon Ch. 228,

Mtn. House 259


Ripon Ch. 228,

Orestimba DQ 

DIABLO GRANDE — The Knights took down two birds with one stone at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club on Thursday. Orestimba was disqualified for not fielding enough players.

Madi de Graaf turned in a 47 to lead the way. Saylor De Abreu (58), Perris Larson (57) and Marika Bos (66) were other scorers for Ripon Christian, which improved to 5-2.


Valley Oak League

Manteca 259,

Lathrop 365

Manteca’s Taylor Reed finished 11-over 48 at Manteca Park Golf Course for medalist honors.

She was backed by 52s from Meaghan Garlets, Kylee Eberle and Alyssa Gutierrez. Michaela Pangburn capped scoring with a 55.

Lathrop was paced by Chloe Malicoat’s 60. Other Spartans scorers were Amanda Zamora (72), Kaitlynn Edrington (75) and Olivia Saflor-Asis (75).