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Granite Bay golfer Lee is Division II medalist again

Grizzlies, Oakmont qualify for Section Masters Tournament
By: Robbie Enos/Press Tribune Correspondent
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Golf season continues for two Roseville high school girls teams and additional individuals. Granite Bay finished second and Oakmont third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament on Monday at Timber Creek Golf Course in Roseville. The Grizzlies shot a 472 team score, one stroke behind champion Christian Brothers. Oakmont shot a 483. Granite Bay sophomore Paige Lee fired a 73, five strokes better than the next-best score, and was the Division II medalist for the second year in a row. “We played really well (Monday) morning,” Lee said. “We did a great job, and I hope everybody had fun.” The sun was shining all afternoon, creating a consistent course after weekend rain. The competitors played by lift, clean and place rules. “The course was very nice. It wasn’t wet at all,” Lee said. “Practically no plugging in, so it was really nice.” Tied for second individually was Maddie Gedeon of Oakmont with a 78. Gedeon was named the Capital Valley Conference MVP last week. “The course was actually very dry and not as wet as I thought it would be,” Gedeon said. “The course didn’t affect my play at all. I was pretty happy, except I had a couple of holes that really destroyed my round, but I’m OK. I had some ups and downs.” Also qualifying for the Masters was Dana Vasko of Woodcreek. She shot an 81 to place fourth overall. “I was happy to represent Woodcreek,” Vasko said. “I tried to give my best run at it. I’m happy. I’m very excited to move on to the next round. It’s my senior year, and it’s just really exciting. I have lots of practicing ahead of me, and I can’t wait.” Two other golfers from Granite Bay shot under 100 – Deedra Dollesin and Chiyoh Arai with a 93 and 99. Ashley Sweeting shot 102, Rachel Pae 105 and Elizabeth Porter 112. Oakmont had three golfers who played steady games. Blake Peterson shot an 83 and Nicki Holm an 84. Ciera Leidheisl finished with a 109 and Olivia Francis scored 129. Del Oro golfer Bailey Ferguson shot an 85 and qualified for Masters. Roseville golfers Virgie Velasquez and Michaela Gobron shot 89 and 90 and didn’t qualify for Masters. Also failing to qualify were Cherie Nixon of Del Oro and Camille Wagg of Rocklin. Each shot an 89.