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Havasu girls golf fall short to Glendale Mountain Ridge

October 4, 2018

Lake Havasu sophomore Jenica Delaney shot a 13-over-par 49 for the Knights lowest score as the girls team took second behind Glendale Mountain Ridge at Lake Havasu Golf Club on Wednesday.

As a team, Havasu scored a 216 compared to the Mountain Lions 187, but being that Mountain Ridge is a division one school, Lake Havasu coach Jerome Kosters thought the girls played their opponents well.

“I know the girls would agree with me that they could have shot better,” Kosters said. “A few of them struggled on some holes that made it difficult to keep it in the 40s. Overall, though, I thought the girls did very well.”

Kosters said Delaney’s 49 was higher than the sophomore wanted it to be. However, it will still bump out some of her higher scores from the beginning of the season as she seeks to qualify as an individual for the state tournament.

Havasu’s No. 2 golfer, senior Alexa Alba, shot a 56 after shooting a 46 on the back nine during the Eagle Invite at the 500 Club in Phoenix las week.

Senior Tara Scribner also added strokes for her score of 49 on the back nine last week by shooting a 52 on Wednesday in the No. 3 spot for the Knights.

Freshman Gia Jehle stayed consisted by keeping her score in the 50s with a 59 as Havasu’s No. 4 golfer.

The Knights more or less stayed consisted in their upward as they continue to improve from a rough start to the season. However, the Mountian Lions top-four golfers all shot in the 40s. Out of the three Havasu golfers that shot in the 50s, only Alba and Scribner were with in 10 strokes of their paired opponent.

“We’ve been working on our short game lately since we haven’t been able to get out on the course,” Kosters said. “But I think some struggle with their chip shots and it cost them a couple of strokes here and there.”

Havasu will look to lower its scorers when it hosts Yuma schools Gila Ridge and Cibola at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Lake Havasu Golf Club.

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