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Grizzlies widen SFL lead with 26-stroke win; Lee fires 70

By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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The first Sierra Foothill League girls golf tournament of the fall fell in line with the first round of dual matches:

Paige Lee shot another round under par on the way to another Granite Bay victory, and Nevada Union and Rocklin were a distant second and third Monday at Diamond Oaks.

The only real change was that Woodcreek finished fourth and Roseville fifth after the Tigers went 3-3 and the Timberwolves 1-5 in the first round of dual meets.

Granite Bay, led by Lee’s 2-under-par 70, totaled a 417 to beat Nevada Union’s 443. Rocklin was third at 453, Woodcreek fourth at 480, Roseville fifth at 500 and Del Oro sixth at 502.

Complementing Lee were Deedra Dollesin with an 81, Amber Ly at 82 and Chiyo Arai and Rachel Pae at 92. Elizabeth Porter shot a 94.

“Paige does what she does. She’s always solid,” Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud said. “It was nice to see the other girls improve also. The key is having the other girls play well. Paige is helping them play well. She sets a good example for them.”

Sitterud said Lee hasn’t shot over par all season. She birdied the first five holes en route to a 6-under 31 last week at Sierra View against Roseville.

Camille Wagg of Rocklin shot a 75 and Virgie Velazquez of Roseville a 77. Roseville’s Natalie Farahani shot a 96 in just her third 18-hole round. The Tigers are looking for players to step up in the wake of Michaela Gobron’s knee injury, sustained during powder puff football practice, according to coach Corey Fukuman.

Brianna Areia’s 85 led Woodcreek, and 94s by Lexi Robinson and Amanda Kittle helped the Timberwolves finish fourth.

SFL GIRLS GOLF STANDINGS

Granite Bay (6-0), 12 points; Nevada Union (4-2), 9; Rocklin (4-2), 8; Roseville (3-3), 5; Woodcreek (1-5), 4; Del Oro (0-6), 1.