Napa Valley College’s Portia Kenney is tied for seventh place after Monday’s first round of the California Community College Athletic Association Women’s Golf State Championship event being held at the Temecula Creek Inn Resort in Southern California. It’s a par-72, 5,686-yard course.
Kenney, a freshman, shot a 79 on the Creek and Stonehouse courses.
“Portia played really well,” said NVC coach Jim Wiechers.
Kenney hit 10 of 14 fairways in regulation and hit 13 greens in regulation. She had 36 putts, with five three-putt greens.
Irvine Valley College shot 318 and has a 12-stroke lead over Glendale College and the rest of the field after the first day of the two-day, 36-hole event.
Brisk 55-degree weather during the first tee times turned into a pleasant 75-degree day by the time the players wrapped up the first day.
Last year’s individual state champion, Kristin Grimes of College of the Canyons, was the first one into the clubhouse and posted a 3-over-par 75 to share the first day lead with Kate Cho of Irvine Valley. Pattraporn Silawanna of Glendale College is two strokes back at 77.
Irvine Valley captured the 2010 state championship. Glendale is 12 strokes back at 330 with Canada College-Redwood City posting a team score of 340 and San Joaquin Delta College-Stockton coming in at 343.
The state championship concludes today with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.