A tough Tuesday on the road saw the Escalon golf girls fall to Summerville, 232-215, at the Phoenix Lakes course.
“I thought we could have beaten Summerville,” admitted coach Kristie Cathcart. “Hopefully, there will be a better outcome for us when we play them at home.”
Mikayla Schut had a team low 51 on the afternoon with Ella Adams at 55. Sarah Abraham and Kara Kennedy each shot a 63, Ella MacKinnon a 66 and Sylvia Guevara rounded out the team play at 73.
Thursday, the girls were back on the home course and took a win against Sonora, 176-204 in the Sept. 6 contest.
Schut paced the effort with a 38, followed by Adams at 43, Kennedy at 47, Abraham at 48, MacKinnon at 50 and Guevara with a 52.
“It was nice to get a win,” Cathcart said. “Mikayla and Ella Adams had a good week and have been playing much better. As a team, we have had our ups and downs with scores, but overall the team is improving.”
In between the varsity matches, the younger Lady Cougars had a chance to play, with the JV girls hosting Hughson on Wednesday at the Escalon Golf Course.
“Bella Ambro, Sarah Bava, Jianna Cereghino, Lily McCraken; four freshmen make up our JV team. They played against Hughson’s JV team. Great experience to play against other teams and see what playing in a real match is like without the pressure,” Cathcart noted. “Overall they did not do bad. They still have room to improve and we’re thankful they have this opportunity. Andy Cunningham is helping with the JV girls and doing a terrific job. As a program, we are very fortunate to have a JV team that has matches to help them get better and gain more experience.”
The JV girls will play one more match against Hughson at River Oaks Golf Course in October, while Escalon will host a JV Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 26 where the participating teams will play 18 holes.
This week is a busy one for the varsity squad, as they were scheduled to play in the Yellow Jacket Tournament on Monday and travel to Greenhorn Creek to play the first place Bret Harte team.
“We play Linden on Thursday at Elk Horn Golf Course,” added Cathcart. “We need to beat Linden to still have a chance to finish third in league.”