Women's Golf

Women's golf team secures third in final conference standings

Women's golf team secures third in final conference standings

Irvine Valley's women's golf team moved up a spot from the first day and finished fourth at the Orange Empire Conference Championship on Wednesday at Sun Lakes Country Club in Banning.

The finish meant that Irvine Valley secured third-place overall in the conference standings and will move on to the Southern California Regionals next week.

Mt. San Antonio won the conference title, capturing the 36-hole conference championship tournament with a two-day team total of 689 to earn 16 points and run away with the overall title. 

College of the Desert (693), which led by three strokes after the first day of the conference championship, finished second while Mt. San Jacinto College (698) was able to place third at the conference championship.

Irvine Valley was fourth at 700- just two shots back of Mt. San Jacinto. The Lasers went 10-6 in the tournament and ended the conference season with a record of 71-25, which was good for third overall.

College of the Desert sophomore Fumika Matsumoto won medalist honors with a two-day total of 158 (76-82) on the par-72 course at Sun Lakes. 

Mt. San Antonio's Sarah Juelch was second with a score of 162 (84-78) – posting the only score under 80 on the second day. 

Irvine Valley sophomore Hyerin Kim was third individually at 163 (79-84) while Cuyamaca College's Melanie Stark finished fourth at 164 (83-81).

Irvine Valley sophomore Rebecca Peng shot 170 (86-84) to end up tied for sixth.

Both Kim and Peng were named first team all-conference.

Laser freshman Alexis McLachlan and sophomore Stuti Mandal each earned second team all-conference honors. McLachlan had a fine second day, coming in with IVC's second best score of the round at 85. She carded 185 (100-85) over the two day event. And Mandal came in at 188 (93-95).

Sophomore Liliana Gutierrez finished at 192 (102-90) and freshman Lara Kyaw was at 207 (97-110) for IVC.

Mt. San Antonio, College of the Desert, Irvine Valley and Palomar each qualified to advance to the CCCAA Southern Regional which will be held Nov. 8-9 at the Alisal Ranch Golf Resort in Solvang. 

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