Escalon’s varsity golf girls picked up a pair of Valley Foothill League victories on the course this week, while the JV Lady Cougars got to play in an 18-hole tournament.
On Tuesday, the varsity traveled to take on Waterford at St. Stan and came away with a 172-199 win from the Sept. 25 contest.
Ella Adams and Kara Kennedy each shot a 41, with Ella MacKinnon and Sarah Abraham carding identical 45s. Sylvia Guevara shot a 46 and Mikayla Schut rounded out the day with a 47.
Coach Kristie Cathcart said it was a match they expected to win but she would have liked to have seen lower scores posted by the team.
Thursday the girls were at their home course in Escalon hosting Amador.
“Amador only had three girls so we had the win before we even started,” Cathcart said, as Amador had to forfeit the match.
Escalon’s varsity girls shot 158 as a team, with Schut firing a 36, Abraham carding a 38, Adams coming in at 40. Kennedy and MacKinnon each shot a 44, Guevara had a 47.
“This was a great score for us, lowest all season.” Cathcart said.
The varsity girls were slated to play at Jack Tone against Ripon on Monday, Oct. 1 and host Summerville on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with both matches played after The Times went to press. They will take on Sonora at Mountain Springs on Thursday.
Also this week, the golf program hosted a JV 18-hole tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Escalon Golf Course.
“We had 31 girls from Escalon, Atwater, Hughson, Gregori, Merced, and Livingston. We played the first nine holes from white tees and the second nine from red tees,” Cathcart said. “It was a great experience for all the girls. We had four players, Sarah Bava 85, Jianna Cereghino 94, Lily McCracken 97, and Bella Ambro 113, all freshmen. The low score was 81 with the average around 100.”
The JV will have one more match against Hughson on Wednesday at River Oaks in Ceres.
“They are doing really good, getting better every day. Our program is very fortunate we have enough players to have a JV team,” explained Cathcart. “They are able to practice almost every day and get better.”