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Lompoc High School’s Kendal Martin won the Los Padres League’s season-ending girls golf tournament Tuesday at Lompoc’s La Purisima Golf Club.

In extremely windy conditions, Martin was the only golfer to break 100 on the par-72 course.

“The course today is so tough. It’s a tough course even without the wind. The wind adds an extra degree of difficulty,” said Santa Maria High coach Jay Cheney.

Martin’s 98 earned her medalist honors and a six-stroke victory over Santa Ynez High’s Erin Callaghan and Orcutt Academy’s Karli Lundberg and Madi Birch (104).

“La Purisima is our home course so I think, even with the wind, Kendal has the home-course advantage,” said Lompoc head coach Tom Garrard. “But golf is a fickle game and anything can happen.”

Cabrillo High’s Ashlyn Wiswall (105) and Kelsey Bruner (109), Santa Ynez’s Gracie Church (110), Morro Bay’s Lauren Augusta (110), Orcutt Academy’s Rochelle McClung (112) and Cabrillo’s Alexa McCune (114) rounded out the top 10.

They were followed by Cabrillo’s Britney McCune (115), Nipomo’s Brooke Panzardi (115), Orcutt’s Ashley McClung (116) and Morro Bay’s Sarah Martinez (116).

Martin will lead the local foursome at the CIF-SS preliminaries. Joining her will be Wiswall, Church and Britney McCune.

Cabrillo won the Los Padres League team title with Santa Ynez coming in second.

“Cabrillo and Santa Ynez were the best in the league but we’re moving up,” said Garrard. “We finished fifth, really close to fourth but you can see from today’s results that we’re definitely getting better.”

Santa Maria High had two golfers in the field; Kailani Balderama shot a 135 and Marlen Reyes shot a 140.

“Marlen has worked her way up to be our No. 1 golfer. Kailani is following in the footsteps of her brother Joseph who was an All-League golfer and a CIF qualifier,” said Cheney. “They’re the first two girls from Santa Maria High to ever finish in the top 24 in the LPL and qualify for this tournament. Both of them have really improved over the course of the year.”

The top 24 golfers from the regular season were eligible to compete in Tuesday’s league finals.

The scores from Tuesday were added to the entire season’s results to determine which golfers would advance to the CIF-Southern Section preliminaries with the top four qualifying for the first round of CIF-SS playoffs next Monday at River Ridge in Oxnard.


With the completion of the regular season, the LPL’s All-League teams were determined.

The top seven golfers from the regular season earned first team All-LPL honors with numbers eight through 14 making up the second team.

Joining Martin, Wiswall, Church and Britney McCune on the All-League first team are Lundberg, Santa Ynez’s Madison Johnson and Callaghan.

The All-LPL second team includes Bruner, Panzardi, Augusta, Birch, Rochelle McClung, Ashley McClung and Alexa McCune.

Girls Tennis

Arroyo Grande 18, San Luis Obispo 0

Arroyo Grande Eagles kept its PAC 8 League girls’ tennis record perfect (13-0, 18-1 overall) with a sweep at San Luis Obispo.

“We had to work for a number of our set wins,” said Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister. “We had three tie-breaks in doubles. We practiced that Monday and it paid off for us today.”

Casey Lieberman and Christina Atherton faced two of those tie-breaks and Bella Waterman and Lily Bickmore faced the third.

Peyton Dunkle and Emma Mostajo had less difficulty in sweeping their three sets 6-2, 6-0, 6-1.

In singles, Maddy Ferreros and Erica Egg swept their three sets, Delanie Dunkle won the only set she played and Jocelyn Ramirez won two.

Arroyo Grande will celebrate senior day to honor the team’s six seniors when it hosts Atascadero Thursday in the final match of the regular season.

Men’s Soccer

Hancock 6, Moorpark 1

The Bulldogs rolled to a convincing victory at Moorpark (2-6-4, 0-2-1 Western State Conference).

The Bulldogs’ Miguel Gomez got his team off to a fast start, scoring in the second minute of the game. Gomez picked up his second goal 16 minutes into the half.

Just after the second half began, in the 47th minute, Andres Montano scored the Bulldogs’ third goal.

Moorpark got on the scoreboard in the 56th minute.

“Then goal keeper Antony Herrera made a huge save for us on a penalty kick right after Moorpark scored their first goal,” said Hancock head coach Billy Vinnedge. “They could have cut our lead to one goal but Antony’s save really got us back on track.

Francisco Ayala scored in the 64th minute, then Ulysses Cardona completed Hancock’s scoring with goals in the 69th and 77th minutes.

Gomez also had three assists. Cardona, Angel Gallo and Saul Ayuso each had one assist.

Herrera had four saves play9ing the game’s first 80 minutes. Juan Cortez took over in goal for the final 10 minutes and did not face a shot.

It was Hancock’s highest-scoring game since a 6-1 win over Glendale on October 16, 2012.

Hancock (9-4-1, 1-2 WSC) plays its next match Friday at Oxnard, the five-time defending conference champions.

Martin will lead the local foursome at the CIF-SS preliminaries. Joining her will be Wiswall, Church and Britney McCune.


Senior Sports Reporter