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Oakdale Lady Golfers Card Second Place At Invitational

In action Monday, Aug. 21 the Oakdale High School girls golf team competed in the Yellowjacket Invitational. The annual event was held at Turlock Country Club and is hosted by Hilmar High School. A total of 17 teams took the course and played 18 holes. Oakdale placed second overall, finishing behind the defending champions Turlock High School.

Oakdale was represented by a handful of golfers: Hannah Herschbach, Xcaret Duque, Regan Shatswell, Aubrey Thompson and Madison Bohannon. As a team Oakdale shot 356, 13 strokes behind Turlock. Other teams that participated were; Argonaut (368), Union Mine (408), Hughson (427), Gregori (430), Hilmar (446), Escalon (446), Beyer (459), Buhach Colony (462), Riverbank (465), Pitman (466), Tracy (480), Merced (497), West (523), Amador (NS) and Livingston (NS).

Xcaret Duque and Regan Shatswell each shot 85 on the day to lead Oakdale. Hannah Herschbach put in a 92 on the day, Aubrey Thompson shot 94 and Madison Bohannon came in at 110. Herschbach and Duque are three-year returners to the team while both Shatswell and Thompson are in their second season. Bohannon is a rookie junior. There are a total of 11 players on the roster. Analise Velazquez, Sam Oliveira, Jenna O’Neill, Jillian Rose, Bryanna Perez-Ramirez and Paige Wilson round out the remaining members of the team.

“We like our girls to get out and play a full 18 holes early in the season. Our league championships and the CIF playoffs are 18-hole formats so we like to get as much opportunity to play 18 as we can since it’s one of our goals to qualify for the playoffs,” said Mustangs coach Jeremy Fields.

Oakdale is coached by both Fields and Shealyn Hanrahan, an Oakdale High School alum from the class of 2020.

The team returns to the greens on Monday, Aug. 28 for the Merced Invitational at Merced Country Club. Tee time is scheduled for 9 a.m.