Rocha Leads Athletic Oxy Golf

Rocha Leads Athletic Oxy Golf

CHINO HILLSSamantha Rocha tied for first place at the Whittier Invitational with a 4-over 78 at the one-day event on Saturday.

Rocha, a junior co-captain from Downey, bounced back well after missing the last month of the season last year due to illness. 

"Sam is such a solid player," Oxy head coach Will Morris said. "For her to lead our resurgence was a joy to see. We're looking forward to her having a fantastic season."

Oxy first year Vivian Sun had a solid first outing, shooting 80.

"It was a nice start to what we hope and think will be a very successful career at Oxy," Morris said.

Four other Oxy players finished in the top 20. Anna Lundquist and Katy Uchiyama each shot 88, Anna Amos shot 90 and Izzy Ruiz shot 91.

Oxy finished third out of four SCIAC teams. Whittier, Pomona and Chapman rounded out the field.

Pomona took first as a group.

Oxy added a recruiting class full of athletic players to an already athletic group. Lundquist and Sun were both high school basketball stars, and Amos was All-Conference in hockey and soccer, along with golf.

The group joins players like Rocha, who gave up a promising softball career to focus on golf. 

Next Round: Oxy's next event will be SCIAC No. 1 on Feb. 24-25 hosted by Redlands at Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino. 

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