Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo wins both parts of PAC 7 girls golf tourney

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 3, 2013 

The San Luis Obispo girls golf team won both the front and back nine at the PAC 7 mid-season tournament at Rancho Maria on Thursday.

The Tigers’ Neha Sikand was the front nine medalist with a 5-over 40, and St. Joseph’s Desiree Gillaspy was the back nine medalist with a 1-over 38.

San Luis Obispo won the front nine with a CIF-qualifying score of 221, followed by Righetti (228), Arroyo Grande (254), St. Joseph (264), Pioneer Valley (273), Paso Robles (276) and Atascadero (285). 

On the back nine, San Luis Obispo shot a 245, followed by Righetti (251), Arroyo Grande (277), St. Joseph (278), Paso Robles (288), Pioneer Valley (296) and Atascadero (306).

Sikand shot a 46 on the back nine and finished tied for third. Teammate Nora Zakaria finished in second on the back nine with a 45 and was also tied for second with a 42 on the front nine.

Kinsey McBryde shot a 46 on the front nine and a 56 on the back nine for Arroyo Grande. Tessa Oates shot a 48 then a 52.

Michaela Howard led Paso Robles with a 47 on both the front and back nine.

McKenzi Etchison led Atascadero with a 48 on the front nine then a 46.

Los Padres League Tournament

Erin Shusterich medaled for Nipomo, posting a 44 at league’s mid-season tournament at Cypress Ridge Golf Course, as the Titans tied Cabrillo for the team title at 256. 

Morro Bay fielded an incomplete team, led by Lily Keogh (55). 


Atascadero 3, St. Joseph 1

Kendall Featherstone led the Greyhounds to 25-17, 25-17, 25-27, 25-21 PAC 7 victory with 17 kills and 18 digs. 

Chandler Haskell had nine digs, Maren Cracknell added seven kills and nine digs, and Sabrina Degnnan had 16 digs for the Greyhounds (10-4, 2-2).

Templeton 3, Cabrillo 0

Mari Stewart led with an all-around effort with 12 kills, seven digs, and four aces, as the Eagles swept 25-11, 25-18, 25-21.

Autumn Russell and Julie Cates each had eight kills, and Elsa Strysko had seven for Templeton (11-4, 5-0 LPL). Josie Kelly had 20 assists, and Marissa Torres had 11 digs.

Nipomo 3, Santa Maria 0

The Titans swept Santa Maria at home in a LPL match 25-11, 25-18, 25-9. 

Taylor Nevitt led the way for Nipomo (5-7, 2-2) with 14 kills and four digs, and Mercedes Rodriguez had 14 digs.

Coast Union 3, Maricopa 0

Xue DiMaggio led the Broncos with six kills in their 25-8, 25-12, 25-18 victory over Cabrillo. 

Cristina Plasencia had five kills and 22 digs for Coast Union (3-6, 2-2 Coast Valley League). Setter Sage Radecki led the Bronco offense with 19 assists and six aces. 


San Luis Obispo 13, Righetti 5

The Tigers doubles teams swept in a PAC 7 battle, winning all nine sets. 

The team of Lauren Hutkin and Caroline Burke won 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 for San Luis Obispo (9-4, 5-1). The doubles team of Maia Hoffman and Noelle Lewis won 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 and the team of Annaliese Lippold and Sami Good swept 6-2, 7-5, 6-0.

Atascadero 11, Pioneer Valley 7

Maddie Leong swept 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 for the Greyhounds as they beat Pioneer Valley.

The Atascadero (2-6, 1-5 PAC 7) doubles team of Lulu Mack and Sierra Walcott swept 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. 

“Four of the girls who started today picked up a racket for the first time in July,” coach Amanda Lombard said. “I am seeing improvement every match and excited for our next round of league.”

Greyhounds Natalie Manier and Victoria Thek won two out of three sets in doubles.

Santa Maria 12, Coast Union 6

Bronco singles player Renee Johnson won her first set of the season as Coast Union fell to the Saints. 

Coast Union’s (2-6) doubles team of Yvette Casas and Karina Ochoa also won a set for the first time this season. 

Michelle Campos and Annika Marthaler won one of their doubles sets.

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