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Granite Bay is beaten by Rocklin in SFL golf tournament

Thunder's Wagg outshoots Grizzlies' Lee for second time
By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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The tide is turning this fall in Sierra Foothill League girls golf.

Granite Bay High School senior Paige Lee hadn’t been beaten in a league dual meet or tournament until last week, when Camille Wagg of Rocklin was the medalist in their dual.

It happened again Monday when Wagg shot a 3-under-par 70 for the medalist honor in SFL tournament No. 1 at Diamond Oaks. The junior led Rocklin to the team title with a 405 total.

“Rocklin is playing incredible golf,” Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud said.

Led by Lee’s even-par 73, the Grizzlies placed second at 441. Lee has won three consecutive SFL individual titles. To at least share a fourth, she’ll need to be the medalist when Granite Bay plays host to Rocklin and then win the second SFL tournament.

“She has some work to do,” Sitterud said of Lee.

Wagg and Lee are 1-2 in the SFL in points with Roseville junior Virgie Velazquez third. Velazquez tied Lee with a 73 on Monday.

Tigers coach Corey Fukuman said Velazquez has improved her course management and short game, has had only one nine-hole round over 40 and has been under 80 in all of her 18-hole tournaments. She shot a 34 at Serrano in her first competitive round of the season.

“She’s always been able to hit the ball,” Fukuman said. “Her scoring shots are starting to improve. She’s been rock solid all year.”

SIERRA FOOTHILL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

At Diamond Oaks, par 73

Team results: 1. Rocklin 405, 2. Granite Bay 441, 3. Roseville 460, 4. Del Oro 515, 5. Woodcreek 524, 6. Nevada Union 534.

Team-by-team results

Rocklin (405): Camille Wagg 70, Danielle Lozano 79, Nicole Schroeder 83, Sarah Cluff 84, Devyn Peterson 89, Megan Thorstenson 90.

Granite Bay (441): Paige Lee 73, Deedra Dollesin 80, Chiyoh Arai 88, Caroline Brown 98, Samantha Kwan 102, ChiSay Arai 108.

Roseville (460): Virgie Velazquez 73, Natalie Farahani 87, Madison Hambelton 95, Courtney Lemos 99, Olivia Warnock 106, Claudia Traina 113.

Del Oro (515): Alisha Tadlock 97, Taylor Jabusch 99, Jodi Finkelstein 101, Robyn Gillum 104, Justine Tadlock 114, Courney Hritz 116.

Woodcreek (524): Brianna Areia 82, Elyn Dushane 92, Courtney Bello 105, Marissa Cho 118, Kylie Okicich 127.

Nevada Union (534): Megan Arnett 90, Syndi Smith 100, Michaela Korn 105, Carly Keogh 105, Elaine Cope 134.