By Bill Tamburrino
Coach John Rathbun’s golfers made their first road trip of the season on Tuesday and had a fun ride home.
The Lady Bulldogs beat Oceanside High School 232-248 and San Marcos High School 232-274 in a tri meet at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course.
Ally Harvey and Kambria Fitting shared medalist honors against San Marcos. Both shot a 43.
Kailey Hill was right on their heels with a respectable 45. Emily Vandervort was the fourth team member to record a score in the 40s with a 47.
Kia Turner carded a 54 to round out the scoring. Every Bulldog beat her San Marcos counterpart in head-to-head scores.
Oceanside’s Jenna Durette was the medalist in the Oceanside match. Every other Bulldog bettered or tied her counterpart’s score in that match.
Rathbun said he’s happy with his team’s 4-0 start.
“We are grouping our scores much tighter than we did last season,” he said. “We had four girls shoot in the 40s, which is very good. All of the girls are much more consistent. We have to keep on working and improving.”
Senior Kambria “Kammy” Fitting was one of the four Ramona golfers who shot in the 40s. She started golfing in the eighth grade and has made steady progress over the past four seasons at RHS. She made the junior varsity her frosh year and shot in the 50s and 60s.
As a sophomore she shot consistently in the 50s. Last season she was in the low 50s and shot some rounds in the 40s. So far this year she has shown steady improvement. She opened the year with a 56 and then improved to a 47. Her 43 this week was good enough to share medalist honors.
When asked if she has taken lessons, she replied, “Every day at practice with coach.”
Fitting’s father, Tim, golfs as does her brother Kyler. Mom, Melissa, doesn’t hit the links yet.
“The best part of being on the golf team for the last four years is just being with the girls,” she said. “We have become great friends. I plan to continue golfing for a long time.”