By Bill Tamburrino
The third time was a charm. In its two previous golf matches Ramona beat Oceanside by one and two strokes respectively.
“We were prepared for a close match,” said Coach John Rathbun. It wasn’t close as the Lady Bulldog golf team beat Oceanside 255-271 in a Valley League match to sweep the Pirates on the year.
“Bre (Hirsh) had a great birdie on the par four ninth hole and Shannon (Curristan) and Courtney (Keisel) both had low rounds for the year. With that win we are now four and three in league play and six and five overall. We are playing good, consistent golf and we are working hard and improving,” said Rathbun.
Kailey Hill and Keisel each carded 45. Rachel Costan and Curristan turned in scores of 50. Caitlyn Doulgeropoulos and Hirsh each fired 53. Cheyenne Hockin followed them with a 54. Amanda Raines shot a 59 to beat her counterpart.
Curristan is finishing her senior year and has some decisions to make. She is taking four Advanced Placement classes and has been accepted by Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. He dad is an ASU grad but those schools are just on her backup list.
“I want to attend Stanford, Cal or UC Davis,” said Curristan. She wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist.
Curristan started golfing at age 10 and got her first lessons at San Vicente Golf Course from Aaron Guevara and Johnny Lafata and at a junior golf clinic. Although she only has three more matches at RHS, she plans to make golf a lifelong endeavor.