Monday, Oct. 19 was the end of the year tournament at Micke Grove for Escalon’s Lady Cougar golfers. Only the top three teams and top five individuals move on to divisionals.
“Madison (Kindberg) and Angelica (Fernandez) finished high enough in all-league points to move on,” explained coach Kristie Cathcart. “Madison had a great round, finishing in the top six girls out of both the north and south Valley Foothill League teams (14 teams).”
Escalon’s team score was 475, Kindberg came in with the low round of 92. She was followed by Ellie Cunningham, 121; Shelby McCune, 127; Fernandez and Mary Adams, 128 and Kristen Gutierrez, 134.
“Overall we finished our season 6-8 and 4-8 in league in 9-hole matches,” noted Cathcart. “We lost two matches after a tie breaker and lost two matches by one stroke.
“I am very happy with how the girls did this year and how much they improved throughout the season. After each match they were able to tell me what they did well and what they needed to work on. If they had high scores they were not happy and were eager to practice the next opportunity to improve their skills.”
Kindberg and Fernandez were due to play in the Divisionals on Tuesday, Oct. 27 after The Times went to press, back on the links at Micke Grove with teams from the Sacramento area.
“Competition will be much better and I think the low score will be in low 80s or high 70s,” Cathcart noted of what it will take for her players to advance to the Nov. 2 Masters Meet.
She also said overall, though the Lady Cougars had somewhat of a rebuilding year, there were plenty of positives to take away from the campaign.
“We have a lot of room to improve for next year, but we already have a great start,” she said. “I am excited to see how much we can improve throughout the off season and see where we can go next season.”