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League Play Starts Soon For Lady Cougar Golfers
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Escalon’s golf girls have gotten on the course for a few scrimmages and are looking forward to league competition. All of their matches are home the first half and away the second half because they are working on the course, according to first-year head coach Kristie Cathcart.

“We had our first scrimmage at Diablo Grande on Tuesday. Only two girls, Madison Kindberg and Angelica Franklin return from last year’s league champions. We had seven girls play on Tuesday and only Madi and Angelica had played the course before,” Cathcart said. “It was a very eye-opening experience for the rest of the team. We only played five holes because there was a team in front of us and it was really slow.”

The day turned out to be just about the right length for the team, though, Cathcart said.

“It was actually a perfect amount of holes because they were able to play some challenging holes but not too discouraged that they didn’t want to continue,” she explained. “On Thursday we scrimmaged Hughson. It was only a scrimmage so score was not officially kept. If we did, I would have been very happy with the outcome.”

Scores for the day included Angelica Fernandez 42, Madison Kindberg 44, Mary Adams 45, Ellie (Ireland) Cunningham 50, Tatianna Martinez 51, Kristen Gutierrez 52, Shelby McCune 53.

“Usually we have six play and record four scores,” Cathcart said. “Our first league match will be Thursday against Sonora.”

Cathcart said though the team is young, with just two returning players, they have a dozen girls that can take the course and they are all looking forward to the season.

“It will be a great learning year for most of the team as most have never played any of the other courses,” said Cathcart.