Cougar golfers still searching for first win

Friday, August 24, 2012

BRAZIL -- The Lady Cougars travelled to Oak Ridge Golf Course to meet up with the South Putnam Eagles in a county rival meet. The Cougars lost to the Eagles, 192-222.

With improved course conditions at the golf course, striking the ball was much easier than the Cougars experienced in the Eagle Invitational.

The two squads played the longer front nine on the course.

North Putnam displayed improvement in all facets of the game. South Putnam head coach Linda Patrick noted her team still needs some work on its second shot.

For the Cougars, Ellen Wilborn was one shot behind her opponent Madison Cash for the night, with scores of 50 and 49, respectively. Patrick said Wilborn improved her drives, had a consistent short game and tallied a lower number of putts

Josie Parent struggled throughout the night with her tempo on striking the ball and carded a 55 with her opponent Caitlin Boyce shooting a 45 at No. 2. However, with Josie's improved putting this year she now has the record of the lowest number of putts in a meet by only having 15 for the night.

Jessie Cox continued her strong play by improving her ball striking ability and putting. Cox shot a 57 against her opponent Kendra Boyce who shot a 47. Cox's score was inflated due to multiple shots that found the woods and resulted in penalties.

Emmy Reese, playing in her first meet of the year, was able to shoot a 62, while South Putnam's Sarah Woodworth shot a 51. Reese had a few penalties as well, but had just 16 putts for the night.

Patrick said she is still practicing her short game and tempo on club swings.

North Putnam's Olivia Zarate had a tough night with many penalties and a high number of putts, carding a 60 for her round. Her South Putnam opponent, Clair Perry, shot a 59.