YHS golf team wins another title

The Yosemite High Schools girls golf team won their fifth straight league tournament of the season Monday, clinching Coach Rusty Oetinger’s 11th consecutive North Sequoia League Championship.

Yosemite won the match with 116 points, followed by Chowchilla (97), Kerman (67), Liberty (62), Washington Union (29), and Sierra. Sierra only fielded three girls and did not qualify for a team score.

Yosemite was led by sophomore Claire Oetinger, who clinched the league MVP title.

Claire Oetinger was helped with a strong showing by freshman Trinity Curtis who played her best round of the year and finished second. The rest of the team played solid rounds on a very difficult Eagle Springs golf course.

The win has guaranteed the lady Badgers a spot in the North Area Championship. This is the next step in defending their 2014 CIF Central Section Championship.

“I am proud of this very young team ... Every player has improved all season long, and they are getting better and better,” coach Rusty Oetinger said after the match. Oetinger was named the Central Section co-coach of the year by the Fresno Bee.