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Northern California (NCGA/CIF) Girls Championship

VACAVILLE,CA (November 8, 2005) -- On a windy, testing day and on a tough, par-71, 6,021-yard Green Tree GC, Monte Vista High of Danville proved true to the consistent approach it had utilized all year.

With all six players shooting within 13 strokes of one another, the team was able to defend its 2004 championship by seven strokes. "The strength of our team is depth," said first-year head coach Cheryl Burleigh, a chemistry teacher at the school. "On any day, anyone can go low. The girls work hard to develop consistency - they really help each other out."

Monte Vista was led Jordan Ontiveros, whose 79 was closely followed by teammate Michelle Hatsushi's 81 in the format that takes the best five of six scores. As testament to its depth, no Monte Vista player finished amongst the top seven scores. "It feels great to win," Coach Burleigh said, "and there were some great scores here today." With the win, Monte Vista becomes the second team to repeat as champion, following in the footsteps of Sacramento St. Francis, who won the first five championships.

The top three teams qualified for the state tournament, to be played November 16 at the PGA Southern California GC in Beaumont. Along with Monte Vista, Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills and Santa Catalina of Monterey booked trips to the state tournament. True to consistent form, all three top finishing teams had earlier won respective sectional championships.

The individual title was captured by an unheralded freshman, 14-year-old Joy Kim of Albany High in Berkeley. Kim's even-par 71 was good for a three-shot win. "I putted really well today," the champion said, "I was concentrating really well. I have a lot of confidence now - I was nervous before." Kim's steady approach to her game paid dividends on a day when only her score was equal to par: "I just want to shoot my best. It doesn't really matter to me where I finish."

The top six individuals not on qualifying teams moved on to the state tournament. University of Arkansas-bound Corrina Rees of Pacific Grove was runner-up at 74. Third place was captured by Ariana Patterson of Santa Catalina while the last of the medals was earned by Mia Kabasakalis of College Prep. After a playoff, defending state champion Joanne Lee of Carlmont, Hannah Summerhays of Del Campo and Nicole Ferrero of Lodi secured spots in the state field.

Team Finish (top three qualify for state)

Monte Vista 421 Oak Ridge 428 Santa Catalina 429 Lodi 440 McClatchy 444 St. Ignatius 460 Amador Valley 467 Menlo-Atherton 472 Windsor 476 Pleasant Valley 477 Lowell 507 Foothill 553

Individuals (top 6 not on a qualifying team move on, * - playoff)

Joy Kim (I) Albany 71 Corinna Rees (I) Pacific Grove 74 Ariana Patterson Santa Catalina 76 Mia Kabasakalis (I) College Prep 77 Hannah Summerhays (I) Del Campo 78 * Joanne Lee (I) Carlmont 78 * Nicole Ferrero Lodi 78 * Chelsea Stelzmiller (i) Union Mine 78 Jordan Ontiveros Monte Vista 79 Kate McCreary Windsor 79 Laura Mesa-Zuluaga Oak Ridge 79 Marina Martinez (I) Beyer 79 Taylor Lee (I) Acalanes 79 Chelsea Czinski Oak Ridge 80 Christina Corpus (I) San Leandro 80 Diana Hong (I) Rio Americano 80 Eleana Collins Santa Catalina 80 Candace Chan McClathchy 81 Michelle Hatsushi Monte Vista 81 Rachael Wilens Oak Ridge 82 Joi Pentin Amador Valley 83 Kate Tscharner Lodi 83 Erin Sears Pleasant Valley 84 Jane Lee Monte Vista 84 Jari-Lee Tolentino St. Ignatius 84 Katrina Briones Lowell 84 Meaghan Kari Windsor 84 Rosalie Tolentino St. Ignatius 84 Eugenia Guerra Santa Catalina 85 Keiko Fukuda St. Ignatius 85 Sunny Zhang Monte Vista 85 Chelsea Vilinskas Lodi 86 Lauren Oh Amador Valley 86 Molly Jasco Pleasant Valley 86 Jennifer Brumbaugh (I) Scotts Valley 87 Theresa Tenisi Menlo-Atherton 87 Amanda Rochita Lowell 88 Jordan Micek Menlo-Atherton 88 Maddison Card Foothill 88 Erika Salinas McClatchy 89 Kercia Brakel Lodi 89 Brandi Thomas Oak Ridge 90 Kristen Meyers McClatchy 90 Megan Morgan (I) Enterprise 90 Salla Rapakko Menlo-Atherton 90 Sarah Randall Amador Valley 90 Caroline Murray Monte Vista 91 Courtney Mazzei Santa Catalina 91 Ailee Kinoshita McClatchy 92 Becky Miller Monte Vista 92 Sammie Quon McClatchy 92 Jamie Kirk McClatchy 94 Mele Latu Menlo-Atherton 94 Kaitlyn Morgan Oak Ridge 97 Leslie Morgan Oak Ridge 97 Ryan Tuttle Santa Catalina 97 Adrienne Carlson Pleasant Valley 98 Heather Fegley Pleasant Valley 100 Rachel Reed (I) Aragon 100 Alison Fung (I) Lincoln 101 Arielle Chong Amador Valley 101 Emily Westphal Foothill 101 Megan West St. Ignatius 101 Michelle Lee Lowell 101 Paige Hudson Windsor 101 Julie Park Santa Catalina 103 Jackie Fazzio Windsor 104 Jaclyn Fletcher Lodi 104 Renee Elegia St. Ignatius 106 Kamille Laffins Amador Valley 107 Victoria Student St. Ignatius 107 Whitney Small (I) Shasta 107 Haley Shoemaker Windsor 108 Alex Andersson Pleasant Valley 109 Allie Stroud Menlo-Atherton 113 Heather McCrady Windsor 113 Andrea Gonzales Foothill 114 Ashley Strain (I) Enterprise 115 Lilly Page-Blau Lowell 115 Kelly McKeehan Amador Valley 118 Hannah Main Foothill 119 Jane Reynolds Lowell 119 Christina McDermott (I) Mt. Shasta 121 Lauren Verity Menlo-Atherton 122 Devalin Jackson Lowell 126 Jaime Malone Pleasant Valley 127 Samantha Camuso Foothill 131 Erica Gibbons Lodi 141 Tera Allen Foothill 156

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