SURFSIDE The Lady Fishermen shot down the Elma Eagles 242-275 at Surfside Golf Course April 30 in a Trico 1A League match. The victory evens the upstart Ilwaco girls golf team with a 3-3 in dual league meets this year. Phoebe Millsap continues to shine as she led the Lady Fishermen with a 58.
Elmas outstanding golfer and district favorite, Lauryn Keating, shot an amazing even par 36 to take medalist honors. Keatings round is just six off the course record set by three members of the Ilwaco boys team over the years.
Brittany King fired a round of 60 after shooting par on the second and third holes. She then struggled to keep the ball in the fairway much of the rest of her round Enos related.
Ahnna Neace continues to improve and play steady golf as she carded a 63 to round out Ilwacos winning team score.
Allison Bonney scored a 70 and Stephanie Kelly came around with a score of 75 for Ilwaco.
The Lady Fishermen have three dual matches remaining to continue to improve their skills prior to the District IV tournament on May 13. Ilwaco will play at Tri-Mountain in Ridgefield and follow that with a match at Lewis River near Chehalis, then return home for a final tune up at Surfside against Woodland on May 10.
Lady Wildcats scratch out 245-253 win over Ilwaco linksters
LA CENTER The Lady Wildcats from La Center scratched out a 245-253 win over Ilwaco in a Trico 1A League match at the par 37 Tri-Mountain Golf Course May 2. Phoebe Millsap continued to lead the Lady Fishermen as she shot a 55, one stroke off the leader from La Center, Lindsie Snyder.
Nikko Kellin, back after some time off the practice course for the high school play, fired a 65, Kempsey Ward followed with a 66 and Ahnna Neace carded a 67 to round out Ilwacos scoring.
Oh my gosh Tri-Mountain is the toughest course we have played on all year. It has lots of hills, sand and water. Fortunately my drives were pretty good, nice and down the middle. I was able to avoid most of the obstacles on the challenging course. I was just one stroke from being the medalist, which was nice, but I still will practice over the weekend, Millsap said with conviction.
My 65 was most definitely my best score of the year. Today every single drive was bad, but every fairway shot I took was good, like a professional shot. I was very happy with my round and now I want to get my swing more consistent, Kellin related.
My 88 was my worst round ever. I had lots of out of bound shots to the right. I will work with my coaches (Bob Enos and Dave Hanson) and spend lots of time practicing and evaluating what went wrong today. Just the other day against Woodland I shot a 59 and I want to get back to playing like that, Allison Bonney explained.
The sand and water didnt give me too much trouble, but the hills on this course are insanecrazy tough. Now I need to work on my lower irons and my hybrid and on my putting so I can lower my score more, Ward said.
I didnt shoot my best today with a 67, but this course is a lot harder than Surfside (Golf Course) because of the hills and water. I was able to drive straight about 150 yards. I need to improve my putting and stay out of the sand traps, Neace stated.
The Lady Fishermen are 3-4 in dual matches this season. Scoring for La Center was Snyder 54, Emma Yates 57, Morgan Micheletti 65 and Lydia Denney with a round of 69.