LODI — Paced by Alex Gonzales’ second-place score of 89, Ripon High’s girls golf team further established its claim as the top team in the Valley-Foothill League North Division by dominating the mid-season tournament at Micke Grove Golf Links.
Also on Monday, Ripon Christian finished fourth in the VFL South tournament.
“We played well, but there were some shots we needed to clean up here and there,” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said. “The girls are putting well, which is what we work hard on. After my No. 1 (Gonzales) the rest of the team hovered around 100. Our goal is to get them all averaging around the 90s.”
Ripon, 7-0 in league dual matches, won with a 404 score. Sonora (6-1) had the next lowest score with a 420.
Six players from the VFL North turned in sub-100 scores with low medalist Hannah Ellsworth of Bret Harte leading the way with an 88. Backing Gonzales for Ripon were Taylor Enriquez (103), Breanna Huckell (104) and Claire Wever (104) – all top-12 finishers.
Hughson and Orestimba were co-winners in the South competition, as each squad netted a 454 score. Makena Azevedo of third-place Hilmar was the individual medalist with a 92.
Ripon Christian, which finished with a 502, had contributions from Lauren Henderson (117), Caroline Strong (120), Marika Bos (127) and Rachel Struiksma (138).
VALLEY OAK LEAGUE
East Union 222,
Brooke Riley finished 4-under 37 at Manteca Park Golf Course as the unbeaten Lancers continued their roll through the VOL.
Brittany Conjin was second overall with a 45, and three Lancers — Natalie Cowan, Allie Tajii and Chloe Cardenas — contributed 48 apiece.
Arshnoor Kaur spearheaded the Buffaloes (3-6) with a 49. Danika Hunt (52), Alyssa Gutierrez (58), Sierra Martinez (60) and Kylee Eberle (63) followed.
Kimball 253, Sierra 258
TRACY — Kayla Wilson collected first-place points for the individual league standings, but her 7-over 44 wasn’t enough for the Timberwolves (6-3) to overcome host Kimball (6-1) at Tracy Country Club.
Kimball’s Maya Crooms and Patricia Fabila had the next highest scores, as each carded a 46. McKenna Doyle (48), Arlena Gavino (54), Legacy Barnes (55) and Bryanna Gavino (57) also scored for Sierra.