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Two League Victories For Lady Cougar Golfers

A busy week for Lady Cougar golfers saw them suit up for a pair of league matches and a tournament.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 they traveled to Lockeford Springs to take on Linden, coming away with a 215-247 victory.

Scores were a bit high for both teams on the tough course, Madison Kindberg pacing Escalon with a 50 on the par 36 course.

She was followed by Angelica Fernandez, 54; Mary Adams, 55; Shelby McCune, 56; Ellie Cunningham and Amanda Rickman each coming in with a 61.

Back at it the next day, the girls traveled to the Manteca Golf Course, par 72 for the 18 holes, for the Sierra High Tournament. Escalon came in with team score of 545.

“As a team we took 10th out of 14 teams,” said coach Kristie Cathcart. “There were 18 teams total but not all teams had five players. Pleasant Grove took first with 451. Low score was 75.”

Kindberg was once again the leader for Escalon, carding a 95 on the day, the only Lady Cougar breaking the 100-stroke mark. Fernandez shot a 104, Rickman carded a 113. Next was Cunningham at 115 with McCune and Adams both coming in at 118.

Thursday on the road at Castle Oaks, a par 36 course, the varsity girls defeated Argonaut by 26 strokes, 210 to 236, to win their second league match of the week and complete their third straight day of golfing.

Low score for the day for Escalon was carded by Kindberg, 49; followed by Rickman at 51; McCune and Cunningham, 55; Adams and Fernandez, 57.

“This was a very long week with an 18-hole tournament and two away matches,” said Cathcart. “Our individual scores for both matches were on the high side, but we still won both matches by quite a few strokes. By Thursday girls were very tired.”

Cathcart said the squad played the back 9 at Castle Oaks and there were “some very challenging holes” that really hurt their scores.

“We are currently tied for second with Bret Harte. If we can beat Ripon on Thursday and beat Sonora in the league tournament then we will at least take third,” explained Cathcart. “We need to beat Ripon on Thursday and beat Bret Harte and Sonora at the tournament to take second.”