Pitman and Turlock High’s girls golf teams competed in the Central California Athletic League Mid-Season Golf Tournament from Creekside Golf Course in Modesto on Tuesday afternoon along with the four other schools.
The Turlock Bulldogs placed second with a score of 487, while Enochs topped all with a score of 433. Pitman placed fourth after tallying 516. Turlock actually tied for second with Gregori and had to do a tie breaker, which is done by the score of the 6th golfer. Turlock’s 6th golfer beat Gregori's 6th golfer to win second place. Lacey Hibdon shot a 116 and Gregory's Raeann Davis shot a 125.
“I was hoping to get 3rd, but this was a total team win. I am so proud of all the gals. We get an extra point toward league totals,” said Turlock head coach Mary Krupka. “This helps us move back into 3rd by ourselves...possibly tied for 2nd in league going into the second round of league starting Thursday.”
"I'm very happy with our performance, we came in last place both league tournaments last year, and end of the year tournament last year was here at Creekside and none of our girls shot below 100. Today we had three,” said Pitman head coach George Santos.
Pitman saw three different golfers finish the day with a score under 96.
Isabelle Rodriguez and Simone Samra each finished with the lowest round for the Pride, tied at 95. Monet Sayadian (96), Haileigh Faria (115) and Cadence Perry (115) followed.
Ainslie Coughran led the Bulldogs with an individual tournament 3rd place score of 82. Madi Mendes busted out for a 97 said Krupka, while Mia Ulrich and Annika Lightfoot helped pace the Bulldogs to a team 2nd she added.
“The previous 15 years, Pitman has never been on our radar. They have really improved and we have to pay attention to them now. That is big for their program,” said Krupka.
Last week Turlock fell to Pitman last Thursday in their CCAL match for the first time in program history after a final score of 255-274.
“Their No.1, No.2 and No. 3 golfers from each school played 18 holes in four hours today. That is big as well. The quality of CCAL golf has really improved and we get to watch some good golf,” Krupka added.
Turlock’s next league match will be on the road at Gregori at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Pitman will next take on Modesto High on the road at 3 p.m. Thursday.