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Lady Golfers Settling In To Swing Of Things
Mary Adams chips the ball toward the green during a match on the Escalon Golf Course. The girls got a win over Modesto Christian and tied with Linden, losing that match on a tiebreaker hole. Marg Jackson/The Times


Taking the course against Linden on Sept. 8, the Lady Cougars shot well but ended up losing the match on a tiebreaker.

“We shot our lowest score yet, but tied with Linden,” said coach Kristie Cathcart. “We had to do a tie breaker where we took the scores from one hole. We used Hole 7 and Linden beat us by four strokes.”

Escalon was paced by the trio of Angelica Fernandez, Mary Adams and Madison Kindberg, each carding a 40. Shelby McCune shot a 44. Kristen Gutierrez and Ellie Cunningham each had a 50. The teams tied at 164, with the visiting Lions taking the win on the tiebreaker hole, carding a total team effort of 20 strokes on the hole to Escalon’s 24.

“Thursday we played Modesto Christian. They only had three players so they had to forfeit, but we still played,” Cathcart said. “Weather was really warm. Madi and Angelica had great scores.”

As a team, the Lady Cougars shot a 164. Kindberg shot the low round of 35 on the day, followed by Fernandez with a 36.

Adams had a 46, McCune shot a 47, followed by Gutierrez with a 50 and Cunningham with a 54.

“Our goal was to try to beat our score from Tuesday. Although we didn’t beat it, we didn’t increase,” Cathcart noted. “Considering the temperature (100-plus) I was happy.”

The girls were slated to play in the Yellowjacket Invitational at Micke Grove on Monday, Sept. 14.

“It will be the first time many of the girls will play 18 holes,” Cathcart said.