Bulldog golfers beat two league foes—Valley Center and Oceanside
By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona High School Coach John Rathbun’s varsity girls golf team had its best week in three years.
The Ladies from the Valley of the Sun beat two Valley League foes, Valley Center and Oceanside, and improved their league record to 2-1.
The Bulldogs picked up their first Valley League win by dominating Valley Center 271-346 at the San Vicente Resort on Tuesday.
“Congrats to Kailey Hill on having medalist honors. She shot a season low 43,” said Rathbun.
Hill bettered her counterpart by 13 strokes. Every Lady Bulldog beat her counterpart in head-to-head scoring.
Caitlyn Doulgeropoulos shot 50, which was 17 strokes better than Valley Center’s number two golfer. Bre Hirsch carded a 57 to beat her opponent by 14 strokes.
Amanda Raines shot 58 to better her foe by 15 shots. Shannon Curristan carded a 63, 17 strokes better than her counterpart.
Courtney Kiesel shot a non-scoring 64. Valley Center only had five golfers for the match.
Ramona shaved five strokes off its team score against Oceanside at San Vicente on Thursday and needed every stroke as Rathbun’s team won its second Valley League match 266-267.
Oceanside’s Jenna Durrette took the medalist honors by firing a 44 on the par 36 front nine. Hill and Doulgeropoulos both carded 49. Kiesel shaved 10 strokes off her Valley Center score and turned in a 54.
“I just tried to relax and have fun against Oceanside,” said Kiesel. “I was pressing against Valley Center.”
Kiesel has been playing golf since age 12. She started out by taking lessons, and she often golfs with her dad, Keith. Neither her mom, Jessica, nor her sister, Stephanie, hit the links. She hopes to make golf a lifetime endeavor after she graduates from the University of Central Florida with a business degree. She is a 4.0 student at RHS.
The match with Oceanside was won by the bottom fourth and fifth golfers on the Lady Dawgs’ card. Raines shaved three strokes off her Valley Center score and shot a 55 to beat her counterpart by three strokes.
Curristan made the difference in the match by knocking four strokes off her VC score and carding a 59 to beat her counterpart by six strokes to ensure the victory.
“I am very proud of the way we improved to beat Oceanside,” said Rathbun. “We are a young and improving team and we played as a team and rallied to beat Oceanside.”
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