Macayla Wells’s reign ends at the Valley Championship

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Another successful season of Wildcat Golf has ended at the Valley Championship on Oct. 29. Sophomore Macayla Wells shot a solid 91 at River Island Country Club near Porterville, coming in tied for 35th out of the 90 qualifiers.  The top twelve individuals not on one of the two qualifying teams from the Central Section moved on to the the CIF Southern California Regional Championship in Pasadena.  The highest score to qualify was 84, meaning Ms. Wells was seven shots off the mark, a truly fantastic accomplishment for a young lady who has been playing the game for just over a year.  The winning score of -1 (71) was carded by Meredith McDougall of San Joaquin Memorial High School.
River Island is a tremendously difficult golf course and was a great test of Macayla’s skills.  She played very smart golf, keeping herself out of trouble for the most part, but her putter let her down on quite a few putts inside ten feet, and a few loose shots took their toll over the course of her round.  Through adversity she kept a smile on her face and a positive attitude, something that comes naturally to her and is hard to cultivate.  She bounced back from errant shots and missed putts repeatedly, and finished par-birdie on the last two holes of her second season of Wildcat golf, ending the season on a positive note.
Most importantly, Ms. Wells is an absolute pleasure to spend time with.  Not only is she an extremely talented athlete, but she is always positive, respectful, happy and ready to work on her game.  Coach Charlotte Kidd and I are both excited to see what the next two years bring for Macayla and the rest of the Wildcat Girls Golf Team.