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Women's Golf State Championship Tees Off at 10 am

The Cañada College women's golf team is seeking its first state championship when the 2013 Women's Golf State Championship tees off at Tracy Golf and Country Club today at 10 a.m.

The Colts enter the tournament as the state's only undefeated team. They won the Northern California championship last week by 44 strokes. Shannon Wong, who finished 13th at last year's state championship, shot an 11-over-par 155 to finish lead the pack at the NorCal championship. She was the only golfer to break par on eitherday, firing a 71 on the second and final day of the tournament.

Cañada, along with NorCal runner-up Modesto Junior College, will host the Southern California champions Santa Barbara City College and the SoCal runner-up Fullerton College. SBCC, like Cañada, won both rounds of the SoCal championship and won the tournament by a combined 15 strokes.

Santa Barbara City College is making its fourth trip to the state finals in eight years. They won it in 2006 and in 2008, and finished second in 2007. They are led by freshman Fanny Johansson, who shot a 151 (75-76) to place third in the SoCal individual championship. Teammates Vanessa Villa, and Saralisa Ortega tied for seventh to help power the Vaqueros to the SoCal title.

Cañada is making its second consecutive trip to the State Final Four. Last year, the Colts finished third to Irvine Valley and Glendale College. Kristi Wong, Sarah Rotter, and Laura Arellano will join Shannon Wong in competing for the state individual championship.


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