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Spartans win first IVL meet

September 12, 2001|By ERIC GALVAN, Sports Writer

HOLTVILLE — Coming off a second-place finish in the Broken Spoke Invitational, the Central Union High girls golf team looked to take its game up a notch in the first Imperial Valley League meet of the season.

With a freshman and a sophomore leading the way, Central shot a combined 251 to win the IVL meet at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort here Tuesday.

Leading the Spartans were freshman Sharron Carson, who shot a 57 and sophomore Clarissa Maldonado, who shot a 58 on the par-35 course.

"I was nervous at first because I haven't played on this course before," said Carson, who just joined the team Thursday. "I was talking to my dad and he just basically told me to have fun out here and that's exactly what I did."


Said Maldonado: "I really haven't been playing that good lately. I mean, I shot a 72 on this course on Saturday, so I was surprised with how I did today. But I think that I probably could've done better than I did."

Match medalist was Lauren Ray of Palo Verde, who shot a 51.

Central's Stephanie Schuler turned in a 67 followed by Claudia Maldonado's 69.

Palo Verde was unable to field a foursome, so it was taken out of team consideration, which was the same case with Holtville.

Taking second place was Brawley with a 255. Leading the Wildcats was Erica Smith with a 58, followed by a 62 from Alissa Koon and a 63 from Valerie Cornejo. Amanda Curiel rounded out the Brawley scoring with a 72.

Courtney Mouser shot a 67 to lead Southwest to third place with a team score of 288. Vanessa Maeda and Cori Hunter both carded 73s with Christina Strahm shooting a 75.

Holtville's Christina Croak turned in a 69.

Said Central coach Nancy Hildreth: "Our girls have been working very hard for this, at practice and even on their own time. They've been putting in a lot of work.

"After last week I thought our girls would be able to come in and do a little better today. They all worked for it and I know everyone on this team is pleased that we got first."

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