Lady Eagles Host First Ever Women's Golf Meet
The historical first home match of the Mt. San Jacinto College intercollegiate women’s golf program saw Kathryn New claim a second place tie and Katelyn Hardy continue her climb in Foothill Conference action with a sixth place finish in the field of 25 women over their home Oak Valley Golf Club track. Oak Valley, certainly the most challenging and best conditioned golf course in the Conference, allowed the women to demonstrate their golfing prowess and the Lady Eagles rose to the occasion.
New made the turn with a 39 and finished out the back nine with a 40 for a 79 total establishing herself as one of only three linksters on the day to break 80. New, although unable to convert any birdie opportunities, again played a steady round with 11 pars and 7 bogeys over the 5,900 yard course.
Hardy, who accomplished her best finish this season, shot an 87, dropping one birdie putt and nearly holing out two others. Hardy’s round of 43-44 also consisted of 5 pars, 8 bogeys, and 4 double bogeys. Hardy, a freshman, is clearly embedding her name amongst the other women and coaches in the Conference as one of the top players returning next year.
Beth Sellers, of Palomar, shot an impressive 73 and took medalist honors. This sets up New and Sellers, two of the best golfers in the Foothill Conference, to play in the same foursome for the first time this season when the Lady Eagles return to the home course of the Comets on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Foothill Conference match #8. Tee time is 10:30 a.m. at San Luis Rey Downs.
Katelyn Hardy putts for birdie early in her round Monday at Oak Valley Country Club.