Cougars improving early in season

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Lady Cougar golfers traveled to Harrison Hills in Attica on Wednesday and posted a score of 228 against Fountain Central, who posted an incomplete score due to having only three players.

The Cougars have five returning players this year, one returning golfer who was on hiatus for two years, and one new to the game of golf.

The Lady Cougars didn't let the heather or the rolling hills of the golf course stifle their determination to do better than they did against Greencastle last week and were able to drop the team score by 14 strokes.

Individual scores for the Cougars was a 51 for medalist Valerie Scott, a 58 for Meagan Schutter, a 59 for Josie Parent, a 60 for Emmy Rees, a 62 for Ellen Wilborn, and a 67 for Courtney Smith.

According to head coach Linda Patrick, the Lady Cougars worked at practice for several days on improving their drives, chips, and putts.

The hard work paid off for several of the golfers at Fountain Central.

Overall, North Putnam continue to improve the team scores, but individual scores are still fluctuating from one game to the next.

Patrick noted several girls are very capable of getting in the mid to upper 40s and staying there.

That is what it is going to take to make the Cougars very competitive this year along with more consistent scores in the low to mid 50's.

With a building year last year and the entire team coming back, this year will be a very critical season for the girls to show the county what they are capable of doing on the course.

The Lady Cougars will have three away meets next week.

On Monday they will be at Clover Meadows against Owen Valley and Cloverdale, on Tuesday at Oak Ridge against South Putnam, and on Thursday at Deer Creek against Danville and Monrovia.