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Women's Golf Team Finishes Third at State Championships

For most teams, a third place finish at the California Community College Athletic Association Women's Golf State Championships would be phenomenal. But for the Cañada College Colts, it's difficult to hide the disappointment.

"It was disappointing to lose our first match of the season in the state championship," said Head Coach Rick Velasquez. "But the girls are in good spirits and proud of what they accomplished."

The tournament, which was played at Tracy Golf and Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, was won by Santa Barbara Community College. The Vaqueros, led by medalist Fanny Johansson, shot a two-day total 646. Fullerton College finished second at 650 while Cañada shot a 664.

The Colts were led by Sarah Rotter, who shot a 85-78 163. Kristi and Shannon Wong and Laura Arellano all shot 167 for Cañada.

"The team played well from tee to green, however, the putts that usually find the bottom of the hole wandered off in this tournament," Velasquez said.

Despite the disappointing finish, Velasquez said the Colts left their mark on the tournament. "Several college recruiters, the winning Santa Barbara coach, and several others commented on our team being a 'class act'. The team is proud to wear the Cañada golf apparel and represent our institution."

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