Havasu girls shoot best round at Lake Havasu Golf Club this season
The Lake Havasu girls golf team shot its best round at Lake Havasu Golf Club and its second lowest round this season on Wednesday in its match against Lee Williams.
The Knights as a team scored a 200 and was only two strokes behind the Volunteers, who won the match.
The only round better than the one on Wednesday for the Knights came during the Eagle Invite at the 500 Club in Glendale on Sept. 26, where Havasu shot a 192 on the back-nine.
“We were so close,” Lake Havasu coach Jerome Kosters said. “When the first scores were coming in I was thinking, ‘there may be a chance we beat Lee Williams.’
“The girls know its toward the end of the season. They were just more relaxed and just didn’t have a care in the world. They just wanted to go out and golf. That’s what they did and they played great.”
Wednesday marked the first time this season where Havasu had three golfers shoot in the 40s.
Sophomore Jenica Delaney led the Knights with a 45, senior Alexa Alba followed with a 46 — also her lowest score this season — and senior Tara Scribner added a 49.
Sophomore Angel Wells scored a 60 and freshman Jessica Diller shot a 69, but outscored her Lee Williams opponent by 15 strokes.
After a rocky start to the year, Havasu has battled its way back to being competitive.
The Knights first match of the season was against Lee Williams. In that game, the Volunteers outscored the Knights by 49 strokes. But ever since then, Havasu has slowly but surely cut that stroke deficit down. On Wednesday the Knights proved they were worthy competitors.
So far this season, Havasu has played against Lee Williams seven times. In that time, one would think a rivalry would have brewed, but instead the two teams have bonded and look forward to playing each other.
So much so that when Havasu faces Lee Williams again today at 12 p.m. for its last match of the season — and senior night — the Knights will be rooting for the Volunteers Paige Lucero and Kaylee Moore. It is their last match to qualify for the individual state tournament in Tucson at the end of the month.
“I just hope they both shoot really well,” Kosters said. “Their great girls and the team loves golfing with them.”
However, being that it is Havasu’s last match of the season, the Knights plan to take the course and go out in style by bettering their Wednesday score.