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OHS Lady Golfers Stun Sonora Wildcats
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Jenna Heaton of Oakdale watches her drive on Hole No. 2. - photo by IKE DODSON/THE LEADER

A host of Valley Oak League golfers took on the Lockeford Springs Golf Course on Tuesday to play out 18 holes and the league championships, though results were not available at press time.

For Oakdale, it was a chance to continue an impressive barrage of quality scores that led the Lady Mustangs to an impressive showing at the close of conference duals.

Oakdale bested Manteca and Sonora in back-to-back contests and gave unbeaten East Union a competitive match to close conference play with a respectable 4-10 record in fifth place.

Four golfers landed personal best marks to beat Sonora, the No. 2 team in the VOL that fell only to East Union for the rest of conference play.

“We have been impressed with our improvement over the whole season,” Oakdale coach Lee McGhee said. “Starting off the season with very little experience and then being able to come together as a team and have a strong finish to the season shows how hard the girls have all worked.”

Jenna Heaton shot a 49 to nab medalist honor during the win against the Wildcats on Oct. 3. Her effort was punctuated by the low scores by Jazmine Velazquez (51), Dylanie Donahue (53) and Bonnie Findlay (54). Jessica Shatswell carded a 66 for a season best while Valerie Zemlyanskaya shot 65.

The Lady Mustangs had previously bested Manteca for the second time this season in a 274-288 victory. They went on to close the year with an impressive 273-stroke effort during a 221-273 loss to the Lancers. Heaton and Donahue both shot 46 to land VOL points. Findlay added a 55 stroke performance while Zemlyanskaya added a 60 and Velazquez a 66.