Fia Torrey
San Marcos golfer Fia Torrey shoots into a dense fog at Sandpiper in a match with Buena. (Submitted photo)

San Marcos improved to 11-1 on the season with a 254-284 win over Buena in a designated non-league match Thursday at Sandpiper.

Riley O’Brien took medalist honors for the fifth time this season for the Royals, posting a 47 with two pars “despite not being able to see the final three pins due to fog,” coach Sarah Ashton said.

“We had a great win today under tough conditions,” Ashton said. “It started out sunny and cool but ended with dense fog that made it nearly impossible to see even 40 yards.”

Stella Ashamalla followed with a 49, “due in part to good tee shots,” Ashton said.

“Campbell Thayer had a solid 51 and recovered well when she got in trouble.”

San Marcos plays Buena again on Tuesday, this time for a Channel League match at Olivas Links.

“It felt like a stronger team effort today compared to Tuesday” in a win over Oxnard. “It felt like the girls came in more focused and determined today.”


San Marcos

Riley O’Brien 47

Stella Ashamalla 49

Campbell Thayer 51

Fia Torrey 53

Sadi Adams 54


Meg Hampton 49

Sierra Engel 51

Rylee McDuffee 57

Annabelle Shilley 62

Mary Ward-Zaragoza 65

Mountain League Tournament

Santa Ynez played an 18 hole Mountain League tournament Thursday at San Luis Obispo Country Club, coming in seventh with a score of 546.

Mackenzie Phelan was the low scorer for the Pirates with a 90. The medalist of the match was Sofia Pierson of San Luis Obispo with a 73.

Santa Ynez Scores

Mackenzie Phelan 90

Sierra Freedman 101

Addison West 106

Katherine Becerra 112

Savannah Hudley 137

Total: 546

Team finish

Arroyo Grande 393

San Luis Obispo 448

St Joseph 481

Atascadero 507

Paso Robles 510

Righetti 540

Santa Ynez 546

Citrus Coast League Tournament

Carpinteria freshman Jamaica Cook shot a 46 Thursday, good for second place medalist to help the Warriors finish second at the Citrus Coast League tournament.

Carpinteria girls golers

From left, Carpinteria golfers Ariana Sanchez, Gaby Cruz,  Jamaica Cook,  Kiana Kiah and Elizabeth Delgado Flores, with coach Craig Cook behind them, pose on the ninth green after finishing second in the Citrus Coast League tournament.
(Submitted photo)

Carpinteria finished with a team score of 281, behind only tournament champion Nordhoff with 258. Seven teams competed.

“The girls stepped up huge, and I’m beyond proud of their continued growth and success this first year restarting the program,” said first-year Carpinteria coach Craig Cook. “I’m already looking forward to next year and competing for the top spot in the conference!”

Carpinteria scores:

Jamaica Cook, freshman, 46 (2nd place medalist)

Elizabeth Delgado Flores, senior, 58

Kiana Kiah, freshman, 60

Gaby Cruz Rojas, freshman, 59

Ariana Sanchez, junior, 58

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