Thursday Oct 06 2011
Rocklin tops Del Oro; places third in league match
By: Jim Linsdau Placer Herald Sports Editor
Wagg has her game well tuned
The Rocklin Thunder girls golf team had little problem defeating Del Oro’s club, 283-326, at the Golden Eagles home course, Sunset Whitney Country Club, last Thursday. Rocklin’s Camille Wagg led the Thunder firing a 38 over the par-35, front-nine layout. She picked up the maximum 12 points in the Sierra Foothill League Standings. “I’ve been playing competitively for about three years now,” said Wagg, who is a sophomore at Rocklin High. “I really started playing when I was in fourth or fifth grade. My dad kind of introduced (golf) to me,” Wagg added as to her acquired skills. Wagg’s teammate Devyn Peterson shot a 47 for third, as she was edged out by Del Oro’s Robyn Gillum. Gillum carded a 46 for the Eagles. The Eagles’ No. 1 player, Jodi Finkelstein struggled to shoot a 53. “It could have been better today, but I haven’t played in about a month,” said Finkelstein. “Last year I played varsity as a sophomore, and I didn’t play my freshman year.” Rocklin’s Natalie Pinna (50), Megan Thorstenson, (49) and Chole Punsalan (49) rounded out the Thunders’ scoring. “I think I had a lot of strokes that I could have taken off, but I think I played pretty well,” said Devyn Peterson, Rocklin’s No. 2 player. “I don’t think this course is too tough. I just had some bad shots that got me in trouble.” In the SFL’s first league tournament held Monday, Wagg shot a 3-over 75 to capture second place in the individual scoring. Peterson broke into the top 10 among 36 golfers. Granite Bay leads the league with six victories, Nevada Union stands at 4-2; Rocklin is also 4-2, but lost its first match against the Miners. Rocklin travels to Woodcreek for a duel match, Thursday.