Chargers earn shot at CIF title

Dos Pueblos’ Nicole Bullemer nearly achieved medalist status on Monday at the CIF team divisional playoffs, as her five-over 77 was just one shot off the lead at River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard. More importantly, Bullemer’s terrific score helped the Chargers secure second place behind Hart and a berth in the CIF finals on Thursday.

DP scored a 426 as a team, 16 strokes behind Hart. Diamond Bar (434) and Westlake (437) also qualified for Thursday’s match at Cypress Ridge GC in Arroyo Grande as the top four teams out of 16 advanced from Monday’s Northern Division playoff.

Righetti, the one school to defeat Dos Pueblos this season, barely missed the cut with a 441.

Santa Barbara, in the divisional playoff for the first time in its program’s history after a 13-3 season, finished in 12th place with a team score of 490. Lexi Ortega was the Dons’ low scorer for the first time, taking home a 93. Freshman Olivia Fanaro was next with a 94.

“It’s great for the girls to see what it’s like at the next level,” said coach Ryan Throop, who won’t be losing any players to graduation.

Thursday’s finals begin at 9:30 a.m. with a berth to the state finals on the line.

“It’s a pretty prestigious level to get to,” said DP coach Rob Schiff, who’s thinks the Chargers will need 400 to possibly win CIF and advance.   “They are all excellent teams at this level.”

Dos Pueblos freshman Vanesa Villa came through with an 82 with sophomore Emily Fox right behind with an 84. Sami Hill and Anna Samson scored in the low-90s.


(at River Ridge GC, Oxnard, Par 72)

Medalist: Amanda Coor, Hart, 76

1) Hart, 410

2) Dos Pueblos, 426 (Bullemer 77, Villa 82, Fox 84, Hill 91, Samson 92)

3) Diamond Bar, 434

4) Westlake, 437

5) Righetti, 441

12) Santa Barbara, 490 (Ortega 93, Fanaro 94, Wagner 99, True 100, Kirkwood 101)