By Bill Tamburrino
The road was not kind to Ramona High’s golf team as they lost their first two Palomar League matches. The Lady Dawgs are 4-2 on the year and 0-2 in league action.
Senior Kia Turner remains upbeat after the two road losses. Winning is important to her but that is not what Turner thinks is the most important aspect of being on the golf team.
“The best part of golf is being on the team and becoming great friends with your teammates,” she said. “There are things that happen that you will never forget. The funniest thing I ever saw was my freshman year. Kellsie Domnitz swang her club and the head of the club shot off of the club. I still laugh when I think about it.”
Turner is a 4.4-grade-point-average student who started golfing her frosh year. “I played a few times with my dad (Tim) before that, but I really got interested as a freshman.”
Turner made the varsity as a freshman and is in her fourth year of varsity play. She is leaning toward a major in math in college. But it doesn’t take a math major to count her strokes. Kia’s mom, Natalie, and her sister, Calli, have not yet been bitten by the golf bug.
The varsity girls golf team dropped its first Palomar League match to Poway 235-253. Ali Harvey shared medalist honors with two Poway golfers, Joel Ducot and Lauren Spitzley. All three shot 45 on the par 37 front nine at Stoneridge Country Club.
The Titans had four golfers shoot in the 40s. Only Harvey and Kailey Hill carded scores in the 40s for the Lady Dawgs. Hill turned in a 47.
Three Lady Dawgs shot in the 50s. Kambria Fitting carded a 50. Emily Vandervort shot 55 and Kia Turner carded a 56. Caitlyn Doulgeropoulos shot a non-scoring 64.
The Lady Bulldogs improved as a team and four individuals improved on their Poway scores as Ramona fell to Westview High School at Morgan Run 235-245 in a Palomar League match.
Harvey shot a torrid 42 to earn medalist honors as she shaved three strokes off her Poway score. Harvey has earned or shared medalist honors in five of her six matches this season.
Vandervort showed the greatest improvement by carding a 46, nine strokes better than her previous score. Hill and Fitting both turned in scores of 51 on the par 36 front nine. Turner shaved a stroke off her score to card a 55. Doulgeropoulos also showed improvement by dropping five strokes to card a 59.