CHICO – Pleasant Valley and Chico High girls’ golf teams competed in the Eastern Athletic League Championship on Wednesday at Wilcox Oaks Golf Club in Red Bluff.
The Vikings and the Panthers were joined by Enterprise, Shasta, Foothill and host Red Bluff as the teams competed in two 9-hole rounds in the last chance for players to qualify for the Northern Section Championship tournament to be held at Table Mountain Golf Course. the 25th of October.
In most weekly meetings, players play nine holes, and on Wednesdays, each player plays 18 holes. Players must throw 52 or less on nine holes at any event during the season to qualify for a section championship tournament. Several players have already qualified for the breakout tournament from PV and Chico. Amy Know, Isabella Morlock, Morgan Pittman, Brooke Pelletier, Allie Williams and Lanie O’Donoghue qualified ahead of Wednesday’s tournament for the music video. Chico’s Jazelle Prince, Amy Burchett and Makayla Lowe Carpenter qualified by Wednesday.
Pittman, O’Donahue, Morlock, Williams and PV’s Na all competed on Wednesday and scored qualifying points in both rounds on Wednesday, despite not needing 52 or less to advance to the section championship tournament. Chico’s Carpenter also scored 52 points on Wednesday. Burchett scored 54 points in Wednesday’s best in the second nine and Prince 56 in the first nine.
As a team of six, Pleasant Valley won Wednesday’s competition with 426 points, followed by Chico’s 600, 602 Foothilla and 685 Shasta. Neither Red Bluff nor Enterprise were able to field a six-man team on Wednesday, rendering them unsuitable for the final team event. at Wednesday’s event.
After 18 holes, PV’s Pittman finished in first place with 77 points, followed by 78 for Na and 79 for fellow Viking Morlock. Lowe for Chico High was Makayla Lowe Carpenter who scored 106. Lilly Tomasetti from Red Bluff scored 97 and Emily Petty from Foothill. fired from 98.
On and Morlock from PV came out strong and lost to the Vikings from the very beginning. Players played the front nine twice, rather than all 18 holes, allowing golf members to play the back nine. After starting on the seventh hole due to a shotgun start, on her third hole of the day on hole 10, Na just missed a nearly 40 foot shot per inch.
She went to the green for several par-3s, and in the par-5 on the fifth hole, both times in two hits she got to the green. As she entered the fifth hole, Na squeezed her wrist in pain and dropped her driver. She said that she injured him after training a couple of days ago, but does not expect it to affect her performance in the section tournament.
On the sixth hole, she prepared for the second round, which would start again from the seventh hole.
“It was a good bird. I did a good second shot, I did a good shot, so I was very happy with that, ”said Na. “I got into the second nine a little better.”
Pleasant Valley Coach Tom Fegley said Na is a freshman PV after transferring from a local charter school. He said she is a very talented player who has played golf for a long time and learned to play as a team in 2021.
“High school golf was a learning experience for her,” Fegley said. “She really loves her game, but she was a great teammate for the rest of the girls and a great role model for the rest. She is a special player with a bright future. ”
Four teams will qualify for the Northern Section tournament. Teams qualify automatically by shooting under 267 across nine holes in any event of the season. Pleasant Valley, with an average of 210 points, took first place in the EAL. Foothill, who finished third in the EAL standings, ended October 7 with 265 points at Riverview Country Club. University Prep, a member of the Northern Athletic League but a member of the Northern Section, won the NAL. Chico High will now be awaiting a vote from the North Section committee to see if it will qualify as the fourth and final team in the section for the Table Mountain event.