A busy week for Escalon’s Lady Cougar golfers saw them on the road to take on both Summerville and Sonora at Teleli (formerly Mountain Springs) on Oct. 7.
They came away with wins in both matches, defeating Summerville 193-225 and Sonora, 193-239.
The course at Teleli is a par 36.
Leading Escalon’s effort was Lucy Allbaugh with a 46, followed by Ella Adams at 47, Mikayla Schut and Ella MacKinnon each coming in at 50, Kara Kennedy at 59 and Bella Ambro with a 61.
“Last time we played Summerville we only beat them by three strokes, so I was nervous playing on a course we weren’t used to,” head coach Kristie Cathcart noted.
The team, however, played the course well and put two wins on the books.
Thursday, the girls were at Greenhorn Creek, another par 36 course, and defeated Bret Harte by a 209-241 final.
Allbaugh again had the best round of the day for the squad, carding a 43. Schut shot a 53, followed by Adams at 55, Kennedy at 58, Jianna Cereghino with a 67 and MacKinnon with a 68.
“Greenhorn is always a tough course and several of the girls were very worried what their scores were going to be. On both Teleli and Greenhorn Creek, we had the lowest team score (besides Ripon) than anyone else in our league,” Cathcart explained. “I was able to take all the returners from last year; eight girls to play. Sarah Bava and Bella Ambro were able to play the course and practice for next year.”
Finally, the girls traveled to the year-end tournament at Micke Grove, par 72, on Monday, Oct. 14. The Lady Cougars finished third at the tournament with a team score of 427, one stroke behind Bret Harte and trailing Ripon, which captured first place in league. Escalon did take second place in league action.
Schut and Allbaugh paced the team at Micke Grove, each firing a 99. They were followed by Adams, 110; MacKinnon, 119; Kennedy, 125; and Ambro, 130.
Ripon won the tournament with a team score of 358.
“Next Monday (Oct. 21) we will travel to Auburn Valley Country Club for the Division 5 tournament,” said Cathcart.