University 211, Sage Hill 239
IRVINE — Sophomore Stephanie Cho shot a four-over-par 40 to lead the Lightning in their season opener Wednesday at Strawberry Farms Golf Course.
Freshman Michelle Chen shot a 44 and senior Angela Choi carded a 48. Chen, playing in her first high school match, eagled the par-five No. 6 hole.
Sage Hill's score was 11 strokes lower than the team average last year.
The Lightning scored 220 Thursday to beat the Santa Margarita JV Gold team at Strawberry Farms.
Cho was medalist with a one-over 37. Chen shot a 41 and Choi had a 42.
Chen birdied No. 8 and Cho birdied No. 9.
Sage Hill will play against Laguna Beach Wednesday at Aliso Creek Golf Course.