Women from Irvine Valley, Saddleback, and Fullerton, all played an 18-hole golf match, which led to a win from IVC of 313 at Trabucco Arroyo last Wednesday.
IVC had 20 wins and no losses this season.
“We’re defending state champions, they should feel good about themselves,” said Ben Burnett, the IVC women’s golf coach.
IVC golfer Sally Kim was the medalist on Wednesday, with an even par score of 72 and her teammate Foya Lazare with a final score of 76.
Saddleback women golfers lowest score were with freshman Jazmin Grajales, with a score of 81 and her teammate, sophomore Hannah Stewart, leading with a score of 80.
“IVC had two girls that scored pretty low and that was the game right there,” said Gary Sabella, the Saddleback coach.
Saddleback has 16 wins and four loses.
“I’m proud of the team this year. We have a fairly new team, only two returners, but for being brand new we had a good season,” Sabella said. “We are going to regionals and you need a good team to get that far.”
Halle Young, IVC (left), Taylor Weber, Saddleback (middle), and Tonni Honnes, IVC (right), spectate as they each await their turn to putt, at the Orange Empire Conference held at Arroyo Trabuco on Wednesday, Oct. 26 ( Melanie Roberts/Lariat)
Jazmin Grajales, Saddleback (left) finishes her shot as Taylor Moore, IVC (right), prepares for her next move at the Orange Empire Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 26 ( Melanie Roberts/Lariat)