A pair of victories for the varsity golf girls and some more experience on the course for the JV girls made for a successful week for the Lady Cougar golf program.
The varsity squad started out with a hard fought two-stroke win over Summerville, 173-175.
Leading the way was Ella MacKinnon, shooting a 40 on the day. She was followed by Mikayla Schut, 41; Kara Kennedy and Sylvia Guevara at 46; Sarah Abraham carded a 47 and Ella Adams rounded out the day with a 48.
“As a team we have had a better score at home. Ella MacKinnon had her lowest round which helped us come away with the win,” said coach Kristie Cathcart. “The scores have been pretty consistent this season, but it seems if someone has an off day, another girl has a really good day.”
Headed off to Mountain Springs for another league contest, Escalon took a 226-237 win from Sonora at the par 36 course.
Schut paced the Lady Cougars in the win, shooting a 50 on the day. Abraham was next with a 55 and Adams had a 60. Guevara fired a 61, while MacKinnon and Kennedy each shot a 62.
“I was ready to have the girls play rain or shine, they didn’t have the same thoughts,” noted Cathcart. “We got poured on while warming up and then it stopped. Mountain Springs is another tough course. I told them I would buy them dinner if we won, apparently that was all the motivation they needed.”
Wednesday three of the four JV girls went to River Oaks to play Hughson. Sarah Bava, Lily McCracken, and Bella Ambro made the trip; Jianna Cereghino was sick.
“We didn’t have a team score since we only had three girls,” Cathcart said. “They did a good job. I saw a lot of great shots and them using the course management skills (assistant coach) Andy Cunningham and I have talked about. Andy has done a really good job of helping the JV girls and they have improved so much since the beginning of the season.”
This week, the varsity girls were scheduled to play Monday and Tuesday, with the outcome of those matches helping determine Escalon’s standings in the league.