Havasu girls continue to improve, take fifth out of ten teams in Glendale
The Lake Havasu girls golf team drastically improved its individuals scores on Wednesday during the Eagle Invite at the 500 Club in Glendale, hosted by Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor.
The Eagle Invite was the first time the Knights have played a full 18-holes of golf this season. The combination of the heat, longer playing time and new course presented a lot of unknowns going into the tournament.
However, Lake Havasu coach Jerome Kosters was beyond pleased with the performance from the girls on Wednesday.
“Since it was our first time on 18-holes I was not sure how we were going to do,” Kosters said. “But the girls did really good. Almost all of them lowered their scores and we especially did good on the back nine.”
Over the front and back nine separately, Havasu shot the lowest team score it has all season. On the front nine, the Knights shot a collective 199 and on the back, a 192. In its last meet against Lee Williams — a team Havasu has yet to beat this season — the Knights shot a 220.
Senior Tara Scribner gave the Knights a boost after missing the first half of the season.
In her first match with Havasu, Scribner shot a 23-over-par 96 while not going over 50 strokes on the front or back nine.
Sophomore Jenica Delaney continued to lead Havasu in strokes on Wednesday by shooting a 90 over 18-holes.
Senior Alexa Alba shot a 53 on the front nine, but buckled down to shoot a 46 on the back nine for a 99 overall score.
In all, Havasu shot a 391 as a team to place fifth out of ten teams in Glendale. While the finish might seem low, it was a big finish considering the competition and how the Knights started the season.
Havasu is back at Lake Havasu Golf Club for a four game home-stand to finish the season, starting with a match against Glendale Mountain Ridge at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.