Vaqs take fourth place

GLENDALE — Temperatures rose above 100 degrees across most of Southern California on Monday.

That included Solvang, where the Glendale Community college women's golf team participated in a five-team Western State Conference match at the River Course at Alisal.

The weather conditions weren't conducive for the Vaqueros, who finished fourth in the event after carding a 342.

"The weather was very, very hot and not what we are used to," said Glendale college first-year Coach Greg Osbourne, who saw sophomore Tammy Panich tie for second with a five-over-par 77. "A lot of the scores might have been high because of the hot day.

"Unfortunately, we came in fourth. They played as hard as they could."

College of the Canyons won with a 323, followed by Bakersfield (331) and Santa Barbara (340).

Malea Miller of Bakersfield fired a 76 to earn medalist honors. Panich and Hannah Lee of Canyons tied for second. Panich finished with one birdie and 11 pars.

"She's coming along well," said Osbourne, whose team finished third in a conference match Sept. 20 at Oakmont Country Club. "She's still recovering from her appendectomy [she sustained before the season].

"We were very competitive and that gives us momentum going toward the rest of the season and interest in the program for the future."

Louise Wright had an 82 for Glendale, which got a 90 from Diana Hernandez and a 93 from Imelda Treto.

"Louise did well, but the other two scores shouldn't have been that high," said Osbourne, who took over the program from Kirt Kohlmeier following last season. "I just wish we could have had them lower their scores."

The Vaqueros will next compete in the 15-team Morro Bay Invitational, which will be held Sunday and Monday at Morro Bay Golf Course.

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