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Golfers Close Out League
Lady Cougar Mary Adams lines up her chip shot to get the ball on the green during action in recent league play at the Escalon Golf Course. Marg Jackson/The Times

After a bye on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Lady Cougar golfers were home to host Ripon at the Escalon Golf course on Thursday.

It went down as a loss, with the visiting Indians carding a 143 to Escalon’s 161.

Angelica Fernandez paced the team with a 36, followed by Ellie Cunningham with a 39. Madison Kindberg shot a 41, Mary Adams 45, Amanda Rickman 46 and Shelby McCune came in at 48. 

“Bittersweet end of league matches,” admitted coach Kristie Cathcart. “It was Angelica’s last home match, as she’s a senior. The girls and parents planned a lot of nice things for her for the day.”

On the course, it was a tough match for the Lady Cougars, as Ripon got the all-important league win.

“I think nerves got the best of some of the girls. Angelica shot her second lowest home score and Ellie shot her lowest score of season,” Cathcart said. “Ripon is a very good team. We shot our lowest score at home against Sonora and Ripon still beat that score.”

The girls were scheduled to play in the end of the year league tournament on Monday, Oct. 17 at Micke Grove, after The Times went to press.

“Currently we are in third behind Ripon and Bret Harte. We will have to beat Sonora in the tournament to stay in third,” explained Cathcart. “Depending where we finish in the league tournament, will determine where we finish in league. As long as we finish in the top four we will move onto the Divisional on Oct. 24.”