It was a week on the road for the Escalon golf girls, with a busy slate starting Monday, Aug. 30 playing in the Yellowjacket Tournament at Turlock Country Club. On the par 72 course, the Lady Cougars were paced by Lucy Allbaugh, taking 11th out of 79 girls competing. She shot an 82 on the day.
The Escalon team score was 432 with Gracie Bracco at 111, Bella Ambro with a 115, Genevieve Cazassa, 124 and Sarah Bava, 126.
“We finished seventh out of 14 teams,” explained co-coach Kristie Cathcart. “It was a very hot day on a very nice and tough course. First 18 hole tournament for Gracie and Genevieve, a great opportunity to experience 18 holes without the pressure of a league tournament.”
Wednesday, Sept. 1 the team traveled for a match with Summerville and got the win as Summerville did not have a full team. Playing on the par 36 Teleli golf course, Escalon carded a team score of 216. Again it was Allbaugh with the low round, five over par 41, followed by Bracco, 51; Bava, 58; Cazassa, 66; Kelsey Webster, 68; Ambro, 71.
“Summerville only had three players so they did not have a score. We just had to finish to be able to win,” noted Cathcart. “Teleli is a very hilly course and the girls got tired. It was good practice for when we play Sonora.”
Rounding out the busy week, the girls traveled to the par 36 Greenhorn Creek course to take on Bret Harte and came home with a win.
Final score in the Thursday, Sept. 2 match was Escalon 231, Bret Harte 252. Allbaugh carded a 48; Ambro, 56; Bracco, 63; Cazassa, 64; Bava, 67; Webster, 74.
“This was going to be another hard course to play, especially playing back-to-back on tough courses. The girls did a good job.”
This week the girls will play Linden at Elkhorn in Stockton. Their match on Thursday was changed so the team can enjoy the Homecoming festivities and “we can cheer on Sarah Bava as a Homecoming Queen candidate,” said Cathcart.