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Cougar Golf Girls End Season With Tournament Play
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The season has come to a close for the Lady Cougar golf girls, wrapping it up with an appearance in the D5 tournament this past week.

Earlier in October, they traveled to the nearby Manteca Golf Course for the league finals, playing there on Oct. 18.

Escalon placed third as a team at the tourney with a 459, trailing first place Ripon, 367, and second place Argonaut, 385. Fourth went to Bret Harte, 467; fifth, Linden, 521; sixth, Sonora, 538. Summerville competed but did not record a team score.

For the season, Escalon took third place in league as well, with a 9-3 overall record. Ripon was first at 12-0. Argonaut took second place. They also had a 9-3 league record but finished ahead of Escalon in the final tournament to edge out the Lady Cougars for second place honors.

At the season finale, Lucy Allbaugh carded an 88 to lead the team. She was followed by Genevieve Casazza, 119; Sarah Bava, 122; Bella Ambro, 130; Gracie Bracco, 142; Kelsey Webster, 149.

“We took third in Valley Foothill League north,” said co-coach Cathcart. “All-League Honors are based on points per match.”

Lucy Allbaugh was third highest overall for All-League honors and Gracie Bracco also was tapped for All-League.

“Out of 46 golfers in the league, we had five of six in top 20 with all-league points,” added Cathcart.

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V golf championship was originally scheduled for Oct. 25 but was delayed due to the inclement weather that day. The event was staged at the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland.

“We ended up playing on Thursday (October 28) due to course conditions and weather on Monday. We were supposed to play rain or shine but the course was closed so we weren’t allowed to play,” Cathcart explained. “The course was in great shape Thursday and it was a beautiful day. Ripon won; at least it was a team in our league.”

Escalon’s total team score was 583, again paced by Allbaugh with an 88. No one else came in under 100. Bava was second for the Lady Cougars with a 116, followed by Ambro, 121; Casazza, 124; Webster, 134; Bracco, 152.

“Overall it was a good year,” agreed co-coach Martin Louro. “We will miss our two seniors, Bella Ambro and Sarah Bava, but are looking forward to watch those returning continue to improve next season.”