The California Pintos girls golf team’s season ended after finishing in sixth place out of 10 teams in the Class 1 District 1 match. The team finished with a score of 442, with Duchesne finishing in first place with a score of 410.
Pintos’ head coach Ashley Atteberry said for the team as a whole, the season was a mixed bag due to having many golfers quarantined at some point during the season.
“Overall, it was an up-and-down season as I had nine out of 12 golfers quarantined at different times throughout the season, which made it hard for some of them to get into a groove with their swing and touch around the green,” Atteberry said. “We did have our best team score of the year at districts though when there is no stroke limit, so with four out of the five golfers who went to districts are coming back next year I am hoping we can continue to score better as individuals and as a team.”
During the season, Atteberry said the iron play of the golfers improved.
“Many of my players improved on their iron play. Sometimes it has been a struggle for those second or third shots to get on the green, but overall the girls were hitting their irons well through most of the season,” Atteberry said.
There were a couple of golfers who had big seasons for the Pintos this year.
“Madison McCord ended her season great, as she was All-District and qualified for the state tournament,” Atteberry said. “Megan VanLoo as my lone senior also had some of her best scores throughout this season, too. We are going to miss her a lot, as she was a great leader for the team.”
For the golfers who will back next season, Atteberry said they learned the importance of practice and to keep practicing during the offseason.
“They can learn that the more time they dedicate to practice, the better off they will be throughout the season,” Atteberry said. “They just need to keep practicing during the offseason as much as possible to get that muscle memory.”