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Women's Golf Wins Nor-Cal Championship

Sparked by a balanced attack that featured four golfers shooting under 157 each over 36 holes, the Cañada College women's golf team overwhelmed the competition to win the Nor-Cal Regional Championships Nov. 5-6. The tournament was held at the Bing Maloney Golf Complex in Sacramento.

The Colts jumped to a 14-stroke lead after the first day of the tournament as Annika Nousiainen shot a 73, Sarah Rotter a Mehreen Raheel a 77. Layney Silva of San Joaquin Delta College led all golfers with a Nor-Cal Championship record 67 on the first day. Silva went on to shoot a tournament low 140.

On Tuesday, the Colts had four golfers shoot 78 or under, led by Nousiainen's 72. The team finished with a total of 301, the lowest score by any team on either day of the tournament.

The final team scores were Cañada 608, San Joaquin Delta 650, Modesto 660, Sacramento City 664, Fresno City 665, and Napa Valley 700.

Nousiainen, Rotter, Raheel and Shannon Wong all qualified for the State Championships, which will be held Nov. 12-13 at Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course.

"This team has the ability to win the state championship," said Head Coach Rick Velasquez. "That's been our goal from the first tournament of the season."

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