LEMOORE – Area girls golf teams, with the sun shining down and ducks quacking in nearby ponds, competed in the Central Sequoia League championships on Oct. 18 at Lemoore Golf Course.

Kingsburg won the tournament with 223 Stableford points and Immanuel was second with 219 points. The tourney victory allowed Kingsburg to tie Immanuel for the league title. The co-champions were scheduled to compete Oct. 23 in the division qualifier at Lemoore.

The league golf title was a first for Immanuel, which was led by Nikki McArron who was the league’s top scorer for the season and Tiffany Bamford who was the runner-up to McArron.

Kingsburg was no less thrilled.

“We did really well,” Vikings coach Todd Brown said. “Our strength all year is that, top to bottom, we’re consistent; we don’t really have any super good scores, but everyone has good scores.”

Kingsburg freshman Morgan Oeschlaeger shot a 98 and junior Sam Collins a 99 to pace the Vikings. Oeschlaeger was third in individual points for the season and Collins was fifth.

Selma finished in last place, but had its  moments.  

“I felt really good about the match,” the Bears’ Noelia Cortez said. “I think we improved during the season because we all worked really hard.”

John Murphy can be reached at 583-2413 or jmurphy@hanfordsentinel.com.

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