By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Turlock's girls golf team wins CCAL tourney
Turlock girls golf
Members of the Turlock High girls golf team display their first-place trophy from the CCAL midseason tournament at Creekside Golf Course on Monday in Modesto. From left, Reece Benjamin, Sydney Streeter, Natalia Lightfoot, Isabella Dowd, Kate Harrington, Savannah Van Gaalen (Photo contributed).

MODESTO — Turlock High School's undefeated girls golf team took control of the Central California Athletic League race on Monday with a victory at the league’s midseason tournament at Creekside Golf Course.

The Bulldogs, who entered with a 4-0 record, finished a team score of 444, 27 shots in front of Enochs. Pitman finished in third place.

Turlock’s Sydney Streeter, the league’s reigning MVP, took medalist honors with a round of 79, which included four birdies.

“She wasn’t super clean today,” said THS coach Mary Krupka. “But she was able to rattle off four birdies and seal the deal.”

The Bulldogs’ Savannah Van Gaalen was third with a score of 82.

“Savannah is there biggest hitter in the league and she ran out of fairway on a few of Creekside’s holes, putting herself in some rescue situations,” said Krupka. “Being a sophomore, she will learn to play the hole backward mentally, leaving herself with better and more comfortable shots into the greens.”

Krupka also singled out the play of Natalia Lightfoot.

“I’m really proud of her,” said Krupka. “She shot a solid 90 with a birdie, which is exactly what our team needs from her position.”

Monet Sayadia led the Pride with a score of 86.

The second half of the CCAL season begins Tuesday with the Bulldogs hosting Enochs at Turlock Golf and Country Club, and Pitman traveling to Modesto to take on Gregori at Dryden Golf Course. Both matches get under way at 3 p.m.