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Youth is served in first SFL golf tournament

Lee fires two-under-par 69 to win by four strokes
By: Kurt Johnson, The Press Tribune
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Continuing a trend that has been established throughout the dual meets over the past few weeks, a pair of youngsters jumped to the head of the class when the Sierra Foothill League girls golf teams gathered Monday at River Oaks Golf Course in Nicolaus for the year’s first league tournament. Granite Bay freshman Paige Lee was the story in the individual competition, as she fired the only sub-par round of the day in taking home medallist honors. Lee posted a two-under-par 69 to finish four shots ahead of her closest pursuer, Oakmont freshman Madelin Gedeon “Paige is an amazing talent,” said Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud. "I think what separates her from the other golfers is her attention to detail. She is methodical in her approach and does the same thing every single time. What is cool about Paige, is that as good as she is at golf she is equally a good person. She handles herself well and the rest of the girls enjoy being around her.” Gedeon’s 73 was the lowest for Oakmont, as the Vikings took the team title with three golfers finishing in the top seven overall. Blake Peterson carded a 77 to finish third, and Oakmont’s Nicki Holm was seventh with an 88. That combination led the way to a team score of 432, 20 strokes better then second place Nevada Union. Del Oro finished third, and Lee’s low individual score was good enough only to help Granite Bay to fourth position as a team. Junior Bailey Furgeson was the fourth-place finisher and Chelsey Love of Nevada Union rounded out the top five. Cherie Nix of Del Oro was sixth, followed by Holm, while Kelly Steindorf of Granite Bay and Tiffani Harada of Woodcreek also finished among the top 10. Woodcreek finished fifth, followed by Rocklin and Roseville.