GLF: Vigna’s two-under lifts Chargers past Royals

 

Hosting San Marcos at Glen Annie Golf Course brought out the best in Dos Pueblos on Tuesday as the Chargers recorded a season-low round in a 186-218 victory.

Sophomore Bella Vigna and freshman Gabby Minier led the way for Dos Pueblos. Vigna was medalist with a two-under 33 and Minier was two strokes behind at 34. The Dos Pueblos pair played together in the third group with San Marcos’ Lauren Pitchford and Kellen Peddicord.

“We were doing a really good job of building each other up and making sure that a bogey was the worst score either of us got,” Vigna said of playing together with Minier.

Vigna, who holds the Dos Pueblos school record at Glen Annie and is the defending Channel League individual champion, tallied her fourth birdie of the round on the ninth hole.

“She’s rarely in big trouble,” said Chargers head coach Rob Schiff of Vigna. “She always gives herself opportunities, it’s just a matter of does she make her putts or not.”

Bella Vigna - Dos Pueblos

Dos Pueblos’ Bella Vigna was medalist in Tuesday’s Channel League match. (John Dvorak/Presidio Sports)

Her putts were falling on Tuesday, including a 30-plus footer on hole No. 6 and a birdie putt on No. 1.

“I was making a bunch of putts which was nice because I hit six greens and then I had 14 putts and usually it’s a little less greens and a little more putts being made,” Vigna said.

The two teams entered the match undefeated in league play. The Chargers, however, are the ones with 16 straight league championships.

“There was some pressure but just did our best,” said San Marcos’ Remi Ho, who led the Royals with a round of 41.

San Marcos' Remi Ho led the Royals on Tuesday.

San Marcos’ Remi Ho led the Royals on Tuesday.

Mallory Sestak’s 42 was next for the Royals, whose five scorers were all at 47 or under.

While San Marcos suffered its first loss of the season, the Royals also recorded their fifth CIF qualifying score and need just one more to secure a postseason berth.

“They played a good round when you consider just our team score and our goal for the day – it exceeds our expectations,” said Royals head coach Sarah Ashton. “Unfortunately Dos Pueblos is stiffer competition than that. But it’s nice to play a team that knows the rules of golf and knows the course well and gives us a stiff challenge.”

The two teams meet again on October 15th at La Cumbre Country Club.

DOS PUEBLOS 186, SAN MARCOS 218
at Glen Annie
at par 35

Dos Pueblos

Bella Vigna 33
Gabby Minier 35
Mika Henrickson 41
Hannah Cho 41
Jamie Sharpe 40
Megan Caird 37

San Marcos

Sestak 42
Lauren Pitchford 47
Alex Pitchford 44
Remi Ho 41
MacKenzie McBride 44

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