By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona High School’s girls golf team lost matches to Steele Canyon High School and to Valley League foe Mission Vista High School.
The Steele Canyon Cougars beat the Bulldog girls, 241-258.
Caitlyn Doulgeropoulos led the Ramona team, firing off a 46. Four teammates shot in the fifties in the match: Kailey Hill, 50; Amanda Raines 52; Courtney Keisel, 54; and Shannon Curristan, 56. Rachel Costan turned in a non-scoring 66.
When asked about the Steele Canyon match, Coach John Rathbun said, “It was our most consistent match of the year especially since we were on the road.”
The Bulldog girls did not play as well against Mission Vista at the San Vicente Golf Club in San Diego Country Estates as the Wolves beat them 212-288 .
Hill carded a season low 44 on the par 36 front nine to lead Ramona. Doulgeropoulos had trouble with a sand trap on the third hole and turned in a 56. Keisel had trouble with the water hazard on the same hole and shot 62. Raines carded a 61. Curristan rounded out the scoring with a 65. Costan shot a non-scoring 69.
Doulgeropoulos, a junior, is one of three returning letter winners on the team. She started playing golf at age 5 with her dad, Tim, and her twin brother, Jonathan. Doulgeropoulos played softball and took up Greek folk dancing in elementary and middle schools but concentrates on golf at Ramona High.
She also concentrates on her grades as she has a 4.5 grade point average and hopes to attend Notre Dame, Stanford or USC to prepare for law school.
Doulgeropoulos plays golf year-round but does not enter tournaments. On her day off last Saturday she went out golfing with a group of friends that included teammates Kailey Hill and Bre Hirsh.