Valencia freshman Alison Lee began her first round in the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania at 4:11 this morning.
She is grouped with Meredith Duncan and fellow amateur Jennifer Kirby. They started the first round of the U.S. Open on the 10th hole at Oakmont. After five holes, Lee is 5-over par.
Lee is playing in her second US Women’s Open. Last year, as a 14-year-old, she was the youngest player to make the cut and finished in a tie for 26th place.
In women’s soccer, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat, winners of two straight games in the United Soccer League W-League Western Conference, are in Vancouver to face the first-place Whitecaps tonight.
The Blue Heat beat the Colorado Force, 2-1, last week for their first win in franchise history. Alba Mendez and Cherelle Khassal each scored a goal in the win over the Force.
The Blue Heat followed with a 1-0 win over the Pali Blues. Khassal scored the lone goal in the game and goalkeeper Erin Frushon made 11 saves in the shutout.
The Whitecaps lead the W-League Western Conference standings with a 5-0-3 record. The Blue Heat is in fifth place in the Western Conference standings with a 2-4-1 record.
In the Valley Invitational Baseball League, Valencia clobbered El Camino Real, 18-0, scoring 12 runs in the first inning.
AJ Balta and Brian Mundell each drove in four runs. Nick Rivas and David Hausman combined on a two-hit shutout. Rivas went five innings, struck out six, walked four and gave up the two hits. Hausman struck out four and walked one in his two innings of work.
West Ranch lost, 2-1, against Chatsworth and fell out of first place in the summer league standings.
Josh Heinz was 2-for-2 and scored the only run for West Ranch.
Chatsworth moved into first place with the win. West Ranch dropped into a tie with three teams, including Valencia, for second place.
Canyon was shut out by Moorpark, 2-0. Golden Valley lost to Notre Dame, 14-4. Hart lost to Montclair Prep, 5-3.
The Dodgers, like most teams going up against Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson, had trouble scoring runs and getting hits. The Marlins beat the Dodgers, 4-0, behind eight shutout innings from Johnson, who lowered his season ERA to 1.70.
The Dodgers only collected six hits, two of them singles by James Loney, and dropped two of three against the visiting Marlins.
Mike Stanton, who played high school baseball at Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks, hit a three-run home run in the second inning.
The Chicago Cubs are in town for a four-game weekend series starting tonight. It will be Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers against Randy Wells for the Cubs. Pregame starts at 6:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.