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Vaqueros in fourth after 1st round of Southern Cal Regional

Alexa Bleth chips on Sunday on the way to matching her season best of 80. She's in a four-way tie for eighth. (Photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Alexa Bleth chips on Sunday on the way to matching her season best of 80. She's in a four-way tie for eighth. (Photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

Alexa Bleth tied her season low of 80 on Sunday and SBCC is in fourth place after the first round of the Southern Cal Regional women's golf tournament at the Alisal River Course in Solvang.

Bleth, a freshman from Novato, is tied for eighth in the 50-player field. Corina Garcia shot 84 and is tied for 18th while Stephanie Farouze and Lauren Calvin are tied for 21st at 85. Juliet Parsons (bottom photo) turned in an 88 for her second-best score of the year.

The Vaqueros are seeking their fourth straight Regional title but they'll be hard-pressed to catch WSC champion Canyons. The Cougars broke 300 for the third time this year, shooting 298 to take a 31-stroke lead over Desert and Saddleback (329). The Vaqueros are fourth with 334 strokes and Mt. SAC is fifth at 355.

The top four teams in the nine-school field will advance to the State Championships on Sunday and Monday at Morro Bay GC.

Jessie Lin of Canyons was the medalist at 3-under 69. Haruka Koda (Canyons) and Brittney Do (Saddleback) are tied for second at 72.

The final round will be played Monday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Southern Cal Regional
At par-72 Alisal River Course
First round

 Team -- 1, Canyons 298. 2 (tie), Desert 329, Saddleback 329. 4, SBCC 334. 5, Mt. SAC 355. 6, Fullerton 365. 7, Palomar 373. 8, Cuyamaca 378. 9, Bakersfield 393.
 Medalist (par 72) -- 1, Jessie Lin, Canyons, 69. 2 (tie), Haruka Koda, Canyons, 72; Brittney Do, Saddleback, 72. 4, Eunsoo Jeon, Fullerton, 75. 5, Paige Heuer, Canyons, 76.
 SBCC scores -- 8 (tie), Alexa Bleth 80. 18 (tie), Corina Garcia 84. 21 (tie), Stephanie Farouze 85, Lauren Calvin 85. Juliet Parsons 88, Kayla Karst 90.