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Thursday, Sep 20 2012 11:13 PM

In, Stockdale dominate the field in SWYL event

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Stockdale's Kaley In comes blasting out of the trap at the 4th green during SWYL girls golf play.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Liberty's Mallory Wells uses a little body motion to coax her putt closer to the pin at the SWYL mini-tournament.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Chandler Bullman of Frontier follows her putt on hole three at the SWYL mini-tournament held at the Sundale Country Club.

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BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian

Kaley In had every reason to be in a celebratory mood after dominating the field in Thursday's Southwest Yosemite League girls golf mini tournament.

Instead, the Stockdale senior was a bit frustrated after losing three strokes on the final three holes at Sundale Country Club.

Despite that, In finished at even par-73, five strokes better than runner-up Mallory Wells of Liberty (78).

"I'm not too excited about it," In said of her round. "My drivers were pretty bad. I hit one fairway. On 16 I had a lost ball because of my tee shot. I was 3-under until 16 so I'm not really happy with even par."

With In leading the way Stockdale, once again dominated the team competition, besting second-place Liberty 429 to 459.

The Mustangs have won all four SWYL mini tournaments this season.

"I think the biggest things our kids have done in the last couple of years is they've become more competitive; competitive with themselves, competitive with each other, which I think is a good. And competitive with the teams they play against," Stockdale coach Shannon Nieblas said. "I think it's made a difference because they all want to do well."

In has had the lowest individual score in three of the four league events. In's teammate Jessica Park won the other one.

Park finished third on Thursday with an 84. Bakersfield's Laurynn Maiocco (86) was fourth, followed by Frontier's Chandler Bullman (87), and Stockdale's Brianae Garcia (88).

In said she was bolstered by her father's presence on Thursday. He had been in Korea until last week.

"He's been really helping me," she said. "Can't do golf without him. He's a really big factor in my golf."

In, who will be going to UC Irvine on a golf scholarship next year, credited her low round to her short game.

The fact that Stockdale continued its team dominance was one thing that did please In.

"It's really nice because we used to have a really big rivalry with Frontier, but it's my senior year and we've won every tournament," In said. "So it's really nice."

Wells was satisfied with her play but felt it could have been even better.

"I just wish I would have a made a few more of my putts," she said. "I always left it on the edge and it was kind of frustrating. I wish I would have dropped a couple of more putts. That would have me a little more happier."

SWYL mini-tournament

At Sundale CC, par 73

STOCKDALE (429): In 73, Ramkey 93, Park 84, Wong 91, Garcia 88.

LIBERTY (459): M. Wells 78, Pardue 96, Ryan 103, D. Wells 92, Stan 90.

CENTENNIAL (489): Cooper 89, Park 99, Borjon 92, Daughtery 102, Moore 107.

FRONTIER (495): Bullman 87, Hall 101, Cranmer 105, Keeter 105, Watkins 97.

BAKERSFIELD (525): Maiocco 86, Madrdid 99, Ross 105, Purcell 116, Carcha 119.

INDEPENDENCE (601): Campos 114, Borjon 106, Hunsaker 120, Schweikart 121, Carver 140.

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