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Wins Outnumber Losses In League Play For Golf Girls
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Lady Cougar golfer Lucy Allbaugh watches her shot leave the tee during recent competition. She has often been the team’s leading scorer so far this season. Photo Contributed

A comfortable win over Sonora and a one-stroke victory over Argonaut went on the books this week for Escalon’s varsity golf girls.

On Sept. 14, the Lady Cougars carded a 159-205 decision over the visiting Lady Wildcats from Sonora.

Leading the way was Lucy Allbaugh with a 31. She was followed by Genevieve Cazassa, 42; Sarah Bava and Kelsey Webster, 43; Bella Ambro, 44; Jordin Lovett, 59.

“Lucy has been playing really well. The girls continue to work hard,” said co-coach Kristie Cathcart. “Sonora only had five girls, so I think we went into the match more relaxed and it showed in their scores. No pressure equals better scores.”

Thursday, Sept. 16 the girls were back at their home course in Escalon, hosting Argonaut. They came away with a 165-166 victory. After Allbaugh’s 32, the rest of the Lady Cougars all shot in the 40s. That included Gracie Bracco with a 43, Ambro, Cazassa and Webster all shooting a 45; Bava with a 48.

“Argonaut has good players. Looking at their scores from previous matches, we knew this was going to be a close match,” noted Cathcart. “Wednesday’s practice we worked on the two short holes which paid off for a couple of the girls who took birdies on number three. We play them on their course next time, so we will have a big challenge ahead of us.”

Escalon went 6-1 in its first round of league, though Amador dropped so technically they are now 5-1, said Cathcart. The girls were to play in the 18-hole mid-season league tournament at Manteca Golf Course this week.