(Santa Barbara, CA) In the opening tournament of the 2019 season, Mt. SAC freshman golfer Precious Saelee shot a even par (71), the third lowest round of the two-day Women's South Coast Classic on the Par-71 Buenaventura Golf Course in Ventura Monday August 26.
As a team, the Mounties finished fourth behind the same three teams that led after day one. CCCAA Defending State Champions College of the Canyons won with a sizzling 603 (75.3 Avg.), 39 strokes better than second place College of the Desert (642) and third-place Santa Barbara City College (647).
Saelee finished with a two-day total of 153 (82-71), good for a sixth-place finish overall.
The tournament low medalist was Haruka Koda with a 68 on day two with a 140 (72-68).
Mt. SAC's Katherine Chan tied for 11th with a 164 (84-80), followed by Cristina Liu with a 166 (84-82) for 11th. The other two Mt. SAC golfers were Lisa Romero 181 (92-89) and Kima Blake 218 (110-108).
After the first round, which was played at Olivas Links GC on Sunday August 25, Mt. SAC was in fourth place with a score of 342. Leading the eight-team field was Canyons (306), followed by Santa Barbara City College (333) and College of the Desert (334),
Paige Heuer of Canyons, led the 36-hole South Coast Classic at 1-under 71 after day one.
Saelee, playing her first college tournament, led the Mounties with an 82 which was good for an eighth-place tie among the 41 golfers. Saelee carded 10 pars and a birdie in her first college action.
1. Canyons (603)
2. College of the Desert (642)
3. Santa Barbara CC (647)
4. Mt. SAC (664)
5. Palomar (783)
6. Antelope Valley College (831)
7. Bakersfield College (936)
8. Citrus College (938)
9. Moorpark College - No score
Mt. SAC scores:
1. Saelee 153 (82-71)
2. Chan 164 (84-80)
3. Liu 166 (84-82)
4. Romero 181 (92-89)
5. Blake 218 (110-108)
6. Thompson 105-WD
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