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Castilleja closing in on WBAL regular season golf title

 

It's seven down and three to go for the Castilleja golf team, which is closing in on another West Bay Athletic League regular-season title.

The Gators improved to 7-0 on Monday with a 215-288 dual-match victory over Mercy-Burlingame on the front nine at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club.

Divya Tadimeti earned medalist honors for Castilleja with a 4-over 40. Alyssa Sales and Risa Yang each shot 42 with Paris Wilkerson (45) and Anike Tse (46) wrapping up the scoring.

Castilleja can clinch no worse than a title tie on Wednesday (3 p.m.) by defeating Menlo School at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. That would give the Gators a two-match lead over second-place Harker with two matches remaining.

Castilleja can clinch the outright crown by beating Harker on Oct. 21.

In other WBAL action Monday, Menlo avenged an early season two-stroke loss to rival Sacred Heart Prep by handing the Gators a 219-222 dual-match loss at Sharon Heights.

Sophie Siminoff and Jessie Rong shared medalist honors with sparkling 1-over 37s for the Knights (4-3). They each had a birdie. Lauren Yang and Nicole Henderson each shot 48 with Erin Broderick (49) wrapping up the scoring.

Lauren von Thaden and Isabelle Chun led SHP (4-3, 4-4) with matching 40s. Maddy Ellison (46), Sinead Haley (46) and Cami Steppe (50) finished off the scoring.

In the Peninsula Athletic League, Menlo-Atherton improved to 7-2 with a close 223-225 dual-match win over Burlingame at the par-35 Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo.

Naomi Lee earned medalist honors for the Bears with a 2-over 37 while fellow juniors Abigail Pederson (38) and Christiana Park (40) were right behind. Senior Margaret Sten (52) and junior Taylor Waddell (56) finished off the M-A victory.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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