GLF: SBCC starts out at Desert Classic

Sophomore Saralisa Ortega fired a 5-over 77 on Saturday as SBCC teed off in the season-opening Desert Classic women’s golf tourney in Palm Springs. Nicole Reynolds added an 89 for the Vaqueros, who are in ninth place out of 11 schools.

College of the Desert leads after one round with an impressive 8-over 296. Sierra is in second at 314. Three Desert players shot 74 or better, led by medalist Brooke Raney who turned in a 1-under 71 at Indian Canyons Resort.

“We’re have a young team and we’re looking for improvement every round,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “Our goal right now is to play better tomorrow.”

The final round will be played on Sunday morning.

Desert Classic
First round
At par-72 Indian Canyons Resort

Team – 1, Desert 296. 2, Sierra 314. 3, Mt. San Antonio 327. 4, Sacramento City 328. 5, Butte 331. 6, Irvine Valley 333. 7, Palomar 334. 8, Citrus 344. 9, SBCC 348. 10, West Hills 357. 11, Bakersfield 408.

Medalist (par 72) – Brooke Raney, Desert, 71.

SBCC scores – Saralisa Ortega 77, Nicole Reynolds 89, Rebecca Valice 90, Sara Pettersson 92, Laine Johnson 92, Stella Dulay 92, Tiffany Huang 94.

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