Tokay knocks off Lodi in sea­son fi­nale

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For a sec­ond time in less than a month, Tokay beat Lodi in a Tri-City Ath­letic girls golf match.

Play­ing the league fi­nale at the Wood­bridge Golf and Coun­try Club on Thurs­day, Tokay (7-3) posted a 253-273 win over Lodi (3-7 in the TCAL, 5-7). It is be­lieved that this is the first time since high school girls golf was sanc­tioned by the SacJoaquin Sec­tion in the early 1990s that Tokay has swept Lodi.

The win puts the Tigers among the top three teams in the TCAL with St. Mary’s, which Tokay de­feated re­cently, and Lin­coln.

On the par-37 course in Wood­bridge, Tokay’s Aleesa Ohata led the way as she fired a 40. Elisa Cabr­era was next at 49, Han­nah Hauschildt 53, Emma Buck 55 and Mariko Hashimoto 56.

Lodi’s top scorer was De­sire Vasquez, who carded a 46. Catie New­port fol­lowed at 52, Carolina Seibly 53, Cate­lyn Gon­za­lez 58 and Holly Becker 64.

If the Flames had one of their other golfers in Devin Franklin, who was ab­sent from the match, Lodi coach Tara Staal felt the match could’ve been closer than the fi­nal score.

“Tokay is hot and they are play­ing well right now,” Staal said.

Next Mon­day, Tokay and Lodi, along with the rest of the TCAL, will take part in the league tour­na­ment at the Elkhorn Golf Course in Stock­ton. Should Tokay place among the top two teams at the tour­na­ment, it would ad­vance to the Sac-Joaquin Sec­tion Di­vi­sion I tour­na­ment, which will also be held at Elkhorn on Oct. 22.

The San Joaquin Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion will also hold its league tour­na­ment at the same time that the TCAL is play­ing next Mon­day.


Lodi golfer Aleesa Ohata (left) putts from the fourth hole, while Lodi's De­siree Vasquez watches at the Wood­bridge Golf and Coun­try Club on Sept. 25.

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