Amelia Daoheung, Esmeralda Lopez, Sylvia Villegas, Katherine Nou and Fernanda Mercado helped lead Central Valley High School’s varsity girls golf program to a fifth-place finish at the Central California Conference End-Of-Year Tournament on Oct. 15 at Merced Golf & Country Club.
The Hawks posted a team score of 664.
Merced (548) took first.
El Capitan (577), Atwater (616), Golden Valley (647) and Patterson (716) finished second, third, fourth and sixth, respectively.
Buhach Colony failed to post a team score due to a lack of numbers.
“I feel happy with where we placed. We tried our best. We don’t stress about us doing good or bad. We just go out there to have fun.”Amelia Daoheung
“I feel happy with where we placed,” said Daoheung, a sophomore standout. “We tried our best. We don’t stress about us doing good or bad. We just go out there to have fun.”
Daoheung had the fifth-best individual score at the CCC Championships.
She shot a 105, including a 47 on the front nine.
“I was scared going into the tournament,” Amelia said. “I thought I wasn’t going to do well. It was a really tough course to play on. I struggled a lot the first two times I played there.”
Lopez, Villegas, Nou and Mercado finished with rounds of 128, 138, 145 and 148, respectively, at the CCC Tournament.
Daoheung qualified for Divisionals for the second year in a row.
“This new league was way tougher than the old one,” said Amelia, whose team competed in the Western Athletic Conference in the past. “It had so many good players. It was really intimidating. Somehow, I made it back to Divisionals. To be honest, I didn’t think I would.”