Buzz-Worthy Kids: Inderkum Girls TTC Golf Champs

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The Inderkum High School girls golf team and coaches. / Courtesy Photo

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The Inderkum High School Girl’s Golf Team secured its third consecutive Tri-County Conference championship title last month by winning the second and final season Conference 18-hole tournament at Plumas Lake Country Club in Olivehurst, Calif. on Oct. 19.

Coached by Inderkum High School physical education teacher Eric Fong and Assistant Coach Paul Hironaka, the girls enjoyed another undefeated season of match and tournament play. “All-Conference” honors were awarded to seniors Dafne Alatorre, Amelia Hicks, and Brigitte Huaman, and sophomore Monique Peterson. As she continues to evaluate her college play opportunities, for the third consecutive year, senior Amelia Hicks received the award of “All-Conference Most Valuable Player.”

In addition to Inderkum High School, the Tri-County Conference is comprised of student-athletes from California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS), Division III schools, including Pioneer High School (in Woodland), Rio Linda High School, River City High School (in West Sacramento), River Valley High School (in Yuba City), Woodland High School, and Yuba City High School.

As the 2015 Tri-County Conference champions, the Inderkum High School’s Girls’ Golf Team joined winning teams from the Capital Athletic League Conference and
Valley Oak League Conference for the CIF SJS Division III championship tournament on Oct. 26 at Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento. Although the Inderkum girls did not advance as a team, individuals Monique Peterson and Amelia Hicks, who respectively shot 75 and 76 on the par 72 course, competed at Nov. 2 at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, at the SJS Masters championship which unifies all divisions of competition within the SJS. Peterson and Hicks both received medals for finishing in the top top 6 out of 60 shooting season best scores, Peterson shot 75, and Hicks 76.

Winning teams and individuals advanced to CIF Northern California championship tournament.