Strong start for girls golf

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Strong start for girls golf

Briley Wheeler putting the ball into the hole. Wheeler is a senior this year.

Briley Wheeler putting the ball into the hole. Wheeler is a senior this year.

Kailee Gaylord

Briley Wheeler putting the ball into the hole. Wheeler is a senior this year.

Kailee Gaylord

Kailee Gaylord

Briley Wheeler putting the ball into the hole. Wheeler is a senior this year.

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On September 12th, the girls’ golf team started their first match of the season at Delano. They played against the whole league; Arvin, Chavez, Kennedy, McFarland, Shafter, and Wasco in a 9 hole match. Wildcats placed first in the first match of the season. Head coach, Mike Cowan, was asked about what he was looking forward to this season he said, “We’re looking forward to improving our skills on the golf course and bringing home another SSL Championship like we did last year. We’re also looking forward to beating up on Shafter and Wasco.” Cowan said he has, “a small but dedicated team.” This year’s golf team consists of; Macayla Wells (#1), Briley Wheeler (#2), Tayler Portenga (#3), Willow Pilgrim, Jazmyn Chavira, Chloe Dodson, and Trenadee Price. They beat Wasco by 66 shots or 11 shots per player.

Wildcat Scores:

Macayla Wells – 37

Briley Wheeler – 45

Tayler Portenga – 46

Trenadee Price – 53

Jazmyn Chavira – 53

Willow Pilgrim – 57

(Photo by Kailee Gaylord) Macayla Wells getting into position to hit the ball. She made it to the Valley Championships last year.

 

Team Scores:

Taft – 234 (1)

Wasco – 300 (2)

Kennedy – 312 (3)

Chavez – 315 (4)

Shafter – 329 (5)

McFarland – 332 (6)

Arvin – 339 (7)

 

Team Points:

Arvin – 0

Chavez – 6

Kennedy – 8

McFarland – 2

Shafter – 4

Taft – 12

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