Another busy week for Escalon’s Lady Cougar golfers saw them do battle in tournament play and also take a pair of league victories.
On Monday, Sept. 26 the girls traveled to the Mid-Season Tournament.
“As a team we took fourth out of the seven teams,” explained coach Kristie Cathcart. “We shot 423, Ripon won with 358. Bret Harte was second at 396 and Sonora third with a 411.
“We will need to beat at least Sonora at the End of Year Tournament to take third or better,” Cathcart added.
Madison Kindberg came in with the low score for the tournament, carding an 80.
Angelica Fernandez shot a 99, Mary Adams and Ellie Cunningham each shot a 122, with Amanda Rickman coming in at 128 and Shelby McCune rounded out the day with a 133.
Escalon then went on the road and topped Summerville by five strokes at Phoenix Lakes, 220-225.
For the match, Kindberg paced the team with a 41, Fernandez and Adams each had a 59. Rickman shot a 61, Cunningham a 62 and McCune carded a 64.
“Only Madi and Angelica had played the course before. Course has some unique holes that we were not familiar with,” Cathcart noted. “Summerville scored the lowest round of all season for the match. Most of the girls were not happy with their scores, which is nice to see that they know they can do better and want to.”
Thursday, the girls hosted Sonora at the Escalon golf course and crafted a 148-159 victory. Kindberg had her third solid round of the week, firing a 32. Fernandez was right behind at 33, then Adams with a 38. Three players shot in the 40s, including Cunningham with a 45, Rickman with a 47 and McCune at 48.
Escalon 148 Sonora 159
“This was a great win. When we played Sonora on their course we lost by one, so it was nice to play on our course and beat them by 11,” admitted Cathcart. “Most of the girls shot their lowest score for this match. Our lowest score on the course before this match was 161. The girls were really excited for their scores and for our team score.”
This week, the girls will be in action for two away matches and a tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 5.