After winning the North Sequoia League title for the 13th consecutive year, the Yosemite High School girls golf team won the Central Section D-II North Area Tournament Oct. 24, but came up two strokes short Monday in its bid for a Central Section D-II Championship at River Island Country Club in Porterville.
Madi Daniels from Bakersfield Christian won the individual title with a 69.
This is the second time in two years that the Badgers have finished second to Lemoore. The Badgers had a great year, but unfortunately peaked one tournament too early.
Trailing behind Yosemite at the tournament were Sanger, Redwood High of Visalia, and Bakersfield Christian.
Claire Oetinger, the team’s senior standout, qualified again for the Southern State section tournament by shooting an 82 and finishing 13 out of 73 girls competing Monday. She entered the tournament with the best qualifying individual score out of the five teams.
Placing 13 qualified her for the CIF Southern California Tournament in Riverside next Thursday (Nov. 9). The top players will advance to the state tournament
Other team members and their scores were Trinity Curtis (93), Sara Davey (107), Sara Meeks (105), Meagan Rich (103), and Taylor Oetinger (115).
Team wins North Area
At the North Area Tournament, Claire Oetinger had the lowest score of the day, shooting an even par 72. She beat Central High’s Celina Dimauro by four strokes.
Oetinger, the NSL’s MVP for the third straight year this season, had the best score amongst 36 D-I and D-II players.
Other Yosemite team members and their scores were Trinity Curtis (90), Sarah Meeks (94), Sarah Davey (101), Taylor Oetinger (105), and Meagan Rich (115). Along with Oetinger, Curtis and Meeks were named to the NSL All League team.