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  • 2008 So. California Champion: Cora Busby

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 2014 Palomar women's golf team -- Photo by Melinda Finn

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Runnels' tie-breaker score lifts PC to 3rd of 9

COSTA MESA (10-20-2014) -- Palomar's women's golf squad won a tie-breaker to take third place in the latest nine-team Orange Empire Conference match that was hosted by Orange Coast on Monday at Costa Mesa Country Club.

Ties are broken by the best No. 5 score, with the Comets' Samantha Runnels finishing two strokes up on her Fullerton opponent 96 to 98. Her effort knocked the Hornets down to fourth place in team competition.

College of the Desert (314) and Irvine Valley (345) again placed 1-2. Palomar and Fullerton both had 347 scores not counting the tie-breaker.

Finishing in fifth through ninth place were Saddleback (350), Mt. SAC (366), Orange Coast (372), Cuyamaca (390) and Mt. San Jacinto (no score).

Jessica Campbell and Sydney Houser both shot 86s for the Comets. Brittany Bilek had an 87. Deanna Bird finished at 88.

Palomar picked up six wins and two losses in head-to-head competition with the other eight teams.

'Groundhog Day' scenario as PC is 4th again

MISSION VIEJO (10-15-2014) -- Palomar had a 353 score, going 5-3 in head-to-head competition and again finishing fourthout of nine teams, in an Orange Empire Conference women 's golf match that was hosted by Saddleback on Wednesday at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.

Conference leader College of the Desert again won with a 313 score to go 8-0, followed by Fullerton at 339, Mt. SAC 340, the Comets, Irvine Valley 356, Saddleback 364, Orange Coast 365, Cuyamaca 381 and Mt. San Jacinto no score.

For the Comets, Brittany Bilek shot an 85, Deanna Bird (left) 89, Jessica Campbell 89, Sydney Houser 90 and Samantha Runnels with 95 for the throw-out score.

Palomar finishes in 5th place at Sycuan GC

EL CAJON (10-8-2014) -- Deanna Bird carded an 81 to lead Palomar on Wednesday at the Comets took fifth place at Sycuan GC's 5900-yard, par-72 Oak Glen Course in a nine-team Orange Empire Conference match.

College of the Desert finished first with a 316 score and an 8-0 head-to-head record vs. the conference's other eight teams. Irvine Valley was second with a 330, followed by Mt. SAC 338, Fullerton 342, the Comets 345, Saddleback 359, Orange Coast 382, Cuyamaca 396 and Mt. San Jacinto with no score.

Sydney Houser was Palomar's second-low scorer with an 87. Brittany Bilek shot 88, Jessica Campbell 89 and Samantha Runnels with the throw out score (91).

Comets 4th out of nine teams, move into 4th

CHINO (10-06-2014) -- Palomar finished fourth in a nine-team Orange Empire Conference women's golf field on Monday at par-72, 5809-yard El Prado Golf Course in Chino.

College of the Desert won with a 325 score, followed by Irvine Valley in second at 39, Fullerton third at 348, the Comets at 356 and Saddleback in fifth with a 376.

Orange Coast (395), Mt. SAC (413), Cuyamaca (no score) and Mt. San Jacinto (no score) trailed.

Palomar picked up five wins and three losses with its performance and moved up to fourth place in the conference standings.

For the Comets, Brittany Bilek (left) and Jessica Campbell (right) each had 88 scores. Sidney Houser shot an 89, Deanna Bird shot a 91 and Samantha Runnels had the throw-out score, a 95.

PC 8th among 17 teams in North-South Classic

MORRO BAY (9-29-2014) -- Palomar's women golfers placed eighth in a 17-team field in the 36-hole North-South Classic hosted by Santa Barbara City College, which concluded a two-day run Monday at Morro Bay Golf Club.

Jessica Campbell (left) was the low scorer for Palomar with an 84-80 -- 164. Deanna Bird (right) shot an 85-85 -- 170, Brittany Bilek 87-87 -- 174, Sydney Houser 96-79 -- 175 and Samantha Runnels 98-90 -- 188.

The Comets finished with a 352-331 -- 683 score, improving their score by 21 strokes on the second day.

College of the Desert (642) won the team title by 13 strokes over the second-place team, Sierra, which checked in at 655. College of the Canyons (662), Modesto (665), Irvine Valley (675), Canada (676) and Butte (680) also finished ahead of Palomar.

Trailing the Comets were Santa Barbara City College with a 691, Sacramento City College 715, Citrus 717, Mt. SAC 721, Reedley 729, Fresno City College 748, San Joaquin Delta 753, West Hills 790 and Bakersfield 801.

Palomar 5th in 9-team field in OEC match again

DIAMOND BAR (9-24-2014) -- Palomar continued to finish in the middle of the pack in Orange Empire Conference women's golf on Wednesday, placing fifth among nine teams in a conference match.

College of the Desert won with a 322 score, followed by Fullerton with a 36, Irvin Valley 343, Mt. SAC 355, the Comets 359, Saddleback 368, Orange Coast 380, Cuyamaca 382 and Mt. San Jacinto which did not have enough golfers to score.

Jessica Campbell (above) shot an 84 on the 6001-yard, par-73 course at Diamond Bar Golf Club as the Comets' low scorer. Brittany Bilek carded a 91. Deanna Bird and Samantha Runnels shot 92s. Sidney Houser withdrew due to a wrist injury.

Comets wind up in middle of the pack again

IRVINE (9-08-2014) -- The Palomar women's golf team again finished in the middle of the pack in an Orange Empire Conference nine-team match hosted by Irvine Valley College on Wednesday at Oak Creek GC.

College of the Desert won the match with a 332 score, followed in order by Saddleback (345), Fullerton (347), Irvine Valley (349), the Comets (352), Mt. SAC (363), Orange Coast (380), Cuyamaca (401) and Mt. San Jacinto (partial team, no score).

For Palomar, Brittany Bilek shot an 86, Jessica Campbell (88), Deanna Bird (89), Sidney Houser (89) and Samantha Runnels (93, the throw-out score)

Palomar finishes fourth in nine-team field

SAN JACINTO (9-10-2014) -- Palomar placed fourth in a nine-team field on Wednesday at Soboba Springs Country Club in an Orange Empire Conference women's golf match that originally was scheduled to be played at El Prado Golf Club in Chino.

Deanna Bird had Palomar's low score, an 84. Sydney Houser, Jessica Campbell and Brittany Bilek shot 94s. Samantha Runnels had the throw-out score, a 108.

College of the Desert finished first with a 320 score, followed by Irvine Valley (358), Fullerton (359), the Comets (366), Mt. SAC (367), Saddleback (386) and Orange Coast (407). Neither Cuyamaca nor Mt. SAC had enough golfers to score.

Mt. San Jacinto hosted the match.

Comets wind up in 5th place in So. Coast Classic

VENTURA (9-08-2014) -- Palomar placed fifth out of eight teams in the South Coast Classic women's golf tournament that ended a two-day run on Monday at Buenaventura Golf Club.

The first 18 holes of the 36-hole event were contested on Sunday at Olivas Links.

For the Comets, Brittany Bilek shot 165 (86-79), Jessica Campbell 169 (89-80), Sydney Houser 173 (86-87) and Deanna Bird 175 (88-87). Samantha Runnels had the throw-out score of 196 (99-97).

Palomar finishes in middle of pack in OEC debut

PALM DESERT (9-03-2014) -- The Palomar women's golf team placed exactly in the middle of an Orange Empire Conference match which opened conference play on Wedensday at Woodhaven Country Club.

College of the Desert, the host team, won with a 316 score and went 8-0 in head-to-head scoring.

The Roadrunners were followed in order by Irvine Valley (333), Mt. SAC 346, Fullerton 349, Palomar 362 for a 4-4 win-loss record and a fifth place in the nine-team field, Saddleback 371, Orange Coast 389, Cuyamaca 396 and Mt. San Jacinto, which had only two golfers.

For the Comets, Deanna Bird and Brittany Bilek both carded 88 scores. Jessica Campbell and Sydney House shot 93s. Samantha Runnels shot a 102 for the throw-out score.

PC comes back on second day to take 4th of 11

PALM DESERT (8-31-2014) -- Palomar jumped three places on the second day of  the 36-hole Desert Classic on Saturday at Indian Canyons Golf Resort. The Comets finished with a 334-328 -- 662 score to place fourth out of 11 teams.

College of the Desert, the host team, leads with a 296-302 -- 598 score.

The roadrunners were followed by Sierra (620) in third place, the Comets, Mt. SAC (674), defending state champion Santa Barbara City College (680), Butte (680), West Hills-Coalinga 686, Citrus 688, Irvine Valley (696) and Bakersfield (827).

Citrus' Lexandra So took medalist honors with a 1-over par 73-72 --145.

 Palomar's scorers were Deanne Bird at 79-77 -- 156, Brittany Bilek 83-79 -- 162, Jessica Campbell 81-83 -- 16 and Samantha Runnels 91-89 -- 180.

Palomar won the CCCAA State Community College championship two years ago and captured the Orange Empire Conference title last season.

Honnes to Cal State Fullerton on scholarship

FULLERTON (8-26-2014) -- Vanessa Honnes, who qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association State Tournament last season after helping the Comets to the Orange Empire Conference championship, has transferred to Cal State Fullerton on a Division I athletic scholarship.

The Titans of the Big West Conference will open the fall portion of their split schedule on Sept. 15-16 when they play in the Minniesota Invitational which will be hosted by the University of Minnesota at Minikahdai Club in Minneapolis. They'll also play in the Rose City Challenge hosted by Portland State, the Price's New Mexico State Invitational and the Wahine Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii, closing out their fall schedule. Cal State Fullerton will resume its 2014-15 season in February.

Honnes is an Edison High School (Huntington Beach) product who transferred from Irvine Valley College to Palomar after the 2012 season to play for coach Mark Eldridge.

She medaled with a 2-under par 70 last Sept. 13 on the 5545-yard El Prado Golf Club Course in Chino as the Comets broke their school team scoring record with a 293 total. Palomar won an eight-team conference match by 30 strokes over the day's second-place team finisher, Fullerton College. Honnes and the Comets outdistanced the Hornets 293-323.

In December, Sadye Busby accepted a scholarship to Fresno State. The Bulldogs will open the fall part of their schedule on Sept. 8-9 at the Ram Classic hosted by Colorado State University at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cal State Fullerton and Fresno State will square off at the Wahine Invitational.

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