The top 13 teams from Monday’s qualifier automatically moved on to the NCS Championships in the team competition. As a result of those performances, all players from those teams also qualify for the individual category of that contest regardless of how well they shot. Both Heritage and Freedom qualified with room to spare. The Patriots finished in seventh place with a score of 460; the Falcons’ 499 earned them the 10th slot.
Joining her BVAL rivals at NCS will be Liberty’s Shelby Watkins, whose 90 was good enough to qualify for the individual contest.
While she didn’t need a strong score to qualify, Heritage’s Megan Conder was the top BVAL player at the event just a week after taking first in the individual category at the BVAL Championship to help the Patriots win their first-ever BVAL title. Her four-over 75 tied for the fifth best individual score Monday. Freedom’s Andrea Neilson’s 80 was also rock solid.
Joining Conder are Heritage teammates Jeren Calinisan, Amanda Mort, Jeilysse Bondoc, Cassandra Ostergard and Danielle Dickerson. Other Falcons striding the fairways with Neilson are Kaylin Ackerman, Genevieve Pascale, Juliana Gee, Cathy Fee and Alyssa Bounds. Deer Valley also qualified for NCS.
The top team at the tournament was Foothill, which carded a 398 to edge Mission San Jose by one shot. Neither team fielded a player who shot above the 80s. The top golfer at Deer Ridge was Alex Sborov, who posted a stellar round of four-under 67. Katie Sborov (Foothill), Morgan Allen (Carondelet) and Yuri Ahn (Granada) all tied for second with 73s. After that came Conder, who tied with Sabby Virtusio (Carondelet) and Yoonhee Kim (Dougherty Valley).
Qualifying players now head to NCS with hopes of advancing to the NorCal Championships Nov. 5 and ultimately the state meet.