Mt. Rainier sophomore Jill Ringoen tunes up her swing before heading to the Riverbend golf course against Tahoma on September 26th.
Improving Rams drop match up to Tahoma
By Gerardo Bolong
KENT - The Mt. Rainier girls golf team dropped a 72-40 decision to Tahoma at the Riverbend par 36 front nine on September 26 while showing steady improvement from match to match.
"We have no year-round players and most of the girls didn't take up golf until the ninth grade, so this showing was very good," said assistant Ram coach Jeffrey Mills. "This was our highest point total, ever. Our goal is to get better each match and peak at the end to show well at district while getting a representative to state."
On Thursday at the team's home course, junior Taylor Prkut navigated the the course and carded a 51 as she led the Ram scorers with 51 points.
"I was happy with my lag putts from long range," she said. "On hole No. 7 I putted from 30-feet and got well within the three-foot range for the next putt. My fairway woods were much better than the previous match. The course conditions were set up for good scoring today. I really want to be a state qualifier."
Senior Alana Bommberger followed with a 52 and 11 points while freshmen Alyssa Metzer contributed a 57 and eight points. Next up in points was sophomore Jill Ringoen, who notched four and shot 61 which was nine shots better than her previous best. Sophomore Amanda Inthavong posted a 60 and collected three points. Rounding out the Mt. Rainier scoring was senior Arden Gibb, who closed with a 70.
For the visiting Tahoma Bears, Kelsie Rock shot a 42 as the day's medalist and points leader at 21. Other Bear scores and points were Cedar Bowman (46, 18), Michaela Brown (48, 15), Sami De Biase (56,8), Sarah Lincoln (60, 7), and Alana Golding (68,3).