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On Thursday, October 17, the girls golf team went up against Santa Barbara in their final league match of the season, the team finished strong with a win of 243-265, placing them second in league. After months of hard work, the golf team successfully ended the season with the highest record in 10 years 12-2, beating every single opponent, except Dos Pueblos. To add on to their list of accomplishments this year, they managed to achieve a team score of 219, the second lowest in San Marcos history, a considerable shift from last year.
“My freshman year we lost almost every match,” said senior team captain, Melissa Jewkes. “Everyone has put in so much effort. It’s a huge accomplishment to be 12-2 this year, I’m very proud of our team.”
The team’s winnings can probably be attributed to this year’s new head coach, Sarah Ashton, who is also a biology teacher at San Marcos and an influx of talented freshman. Although she did not play in high school herself, she has a admirable golf background having played for 7 years now.
“[Ashton] has really helped us commit to our team, she motivated us to improve a lot individually,” said Jewkes. “Our hard work over the summer paid off, now each of us score in the 40’s range.”
“We always have a fun time together, on or off the course,” said Coach Ashton. “When they play golf they are focused and competitive, but between shots and in the van, we are always laughing and having a good time.” San Marcos has a bright future with their three new freshman, Alex and Lauren Pitchford, and Mackenzie McBride.
Congratulations to girls golf on all their achievements this season. With all the talented players, we look forward to a promising season next year. Go Royals!