Irvine Valley's women's golf team got its 2012 season off to a solid start on Monday.
The Lasers bested the 10-team field to capture the South Coast Invitational at Buena Ventura Golf Course.
Irvine Valley shot a four-player team score of 309.
Defending state champion Palomar was next at 319. Glendale followed at 322, Mt. San Jacinto came in fourth at 328 and Saddleback scored 330 to place fifth.
"This shows that we are one of the teams to beat this year," IVC Coach Ben Burnett said. "Everyone except Sacramento City that was at the state meet last year was at this event. And we were 10 strokes better than the state champs from last year."
Sophomore Sally Kim, who was the Orange Empire Conference player of the year, along with freshman Vanessa Honnes, led the way for Irvine Valley in the victory. They were each named to the all-tournament team.
Kim shot a score of 76 to pace IVC on Monday. That was after shooting a round of 75 during the scrimmage day on Sunday.
Other low scores for the Lasers on Monday were turned in by Honnes with a 77, sophomore Halle Young with a 78 and freshman Kate Cho with a 78.
Freshman Taylor Shweiki came in at 81, freshman Shaiyana Sam was at 80 and freshman Kristin Enomoto finished at 83. Sophomore Toni Honnes shot 90 for IVC.
Young and Cho each also shot 75 on the first day scrimmage for IVC.
"I think we established that we have the depth and a great foundation," Burnett said. "We had a lot of freshmen players shoot some pretty low scores."