By Bill Tamburrino
John Rathbun, Ramona High School girls golf coach, is very happy with the results of his team’s first two golf matches.
“We got off to a good start even though we lost,” Rathbun said of the first match against San Pasqual. “We had two scores that were exceptional. Rachel (Costan) shot a 47 and Caitlyn (Doulgeropoulos) shot a 41. Both were their lowest scores ever,” he said.
The Lady Dawgs lost to San Pasqual 250-278. The scores of Doulgeropoulos and Costan could not be used as they were not the designated players that day but were shooting practice rounds. If their scores had been included, the outcome would have been 250-252.
“Caitlyn was coming off of some serious injuries and she is just getting over a broken toe. I wasn’t sure she could walk all nine holes. I underestimated her courage and determination,” explained Rathbun.
Against San Pasqual the scores of Cheyenne Hockin (53), Kailey Hill (54), Shannon Curristan (62), Amanda Raines (60) and Courtney Keisel (57) were used in the scoring. Bre Hirsh shot a 66.
Rathbun was even more pleased with the results of his second match. The Lady Dawgs beat Westview High School 248-253.
“We had a great match. Our scores were very encouraging and very consistent. The hard work is coming around and paying off,” said Rathbun.
Hill was the medalist with a 46 on the par 36 front nine at San Vicente. Doulgeropoulos was just two strokes back with a 48. Hirsh shaved 15 strokes off of her San Pasqual score and carded a 51, and Hockin also turned in a 51. Costan recorded a 52. Curristan and Raines shot 55 and Keisel carded a 56.
Ramona will have one more non-league match against Mission Hills next week before they open Avocado League action against Mission Vista High School on Sept. 13.