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PREP GOLF

Rocklin girls golf figures to be in the SFL mix this season

Wagg, Peterson start strong
By: Jim Linsdau/Placer Herald Sports Editor
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The Rocklin High girls golf team took another step up in the Sierra Foothill League by defeating Del Oro 236-275 at Sunset Whitney Country Club last Thursday. The win gave the Thunder a 2-0 record in league play after defeating Nevada Union 227-256 Sept. 11 at Alta Sierra Golf Club. “We’re a stronger team this year,” said Rocklin head coach Susan Espana. “Camille (Wagg is) is playing three to four strokes (better than) last year. Devyn Peterson is three to four strokes better, so we’re a better team – we’ll compete.” Wagg shot a 41 over the par 37 front nine at Sunset Whitney for top honors. No. 3 Danielle Lozano carded a 44 and Peterson a 45 to claim the top three spots against the Golden Eagles. At Alta Sierra, Wagg fired a 40 and Lozano a 43. Sarah Cluff shot a 39 at Haggin Oaks in a preseason match with St. Francis. Lozano and Cluff are freshmen. The Thunder were scheduled to take on some strong competition this week. They were to host Roseville at Whitney Oaks Golf Club and then travel to Sierra Pines Golf Course to take on Woodcreek. Next week, perennial powerhouse Granite Bay comes to town followed by Nevada Union. That will finish the first round of SFL play. The league’s first tournament is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Diamond Oaks, Roseville. “Woodcreek is very good this year. Roseville is very good,” Espana said. “Granite Bay is an excellent team. We could give them a good run; we could beat them.” Espana said the competition this season should be exciting to watch. She said there are a lot of good players in the area capable of shooting some very good golf.