Palomar's DelaCruz is second in 18-hole average score in PCAC

Palomar's 2018 women's golf team. (Hugh Cox Photo)
Palomar's 2018 women's golf team. (Hugh Cox Photo)

SAN MARCOS (10-5-2018) – Palomar women's golfer Denise DeLaCruz, a freshman out of El Camino High School, is second in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference in average score for 18 holes following last Wednesday's (Oct. 3) conference match hosted by the Comets at St. Mark Golf Club

DeLaCruz is averaging 80.5 strokes per 18 holes and trails only Zoe Walker from College of the Desert, a sophomore from Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, who has an average 18-hole score of 77.2 in conference matches.

Lily Rodriguez of COD actually has a lower average score than DeLaCruz, 78.3, but hasn't played in enough matches to qualify to be listed among the PCAC leaders.

College of the Desert is alone in first place in the conference with a 12-0 win-loss record, while Palomar is currently tied for second place with Cuyamaca, both with 3-9 records.

Mt. San Jacinto, the fourth team in the conference, doesn't have enough golfers on its team to score in any match all season.

In last week's match at St. Mark, COD finished first with a 321 score. Cuyamaca placed second with a 375 score while Palomar placed third with a 394 score, 78 strokes behind the Roadrunners and 19 strokes in back of the Coyotes.

In conference matches this season DeLaCruz medaled in a Neutral Site match at Woods Valley Country Club in Valley Center, shooting an 81 and placed second with a 78 in a match hosted by Cuyamaca at Sycuan Golf Resort on the Sycuan Reservation in El Cajon.

COD's Dagmar Urbankova, a freshman from Matyas Lerch School in the Brno, Czech Republic, medaled at Sycuan with a 77.

The other members of coach Mark Halda's Palomar team are Abigail Corona, a sophomore from Southwest High School in San Diego; Marciel Nabor, a freshman from Seaside High School in Carmel; and Amanda Raines, a freshman from Ramona High School.

The Comets have a bye this week before returning to action next Monday in a PCAC Neutral Site match at Menifee Lakes Golf Club in Menifee.