Havasu girls golf improve but fall to Lee Williams
The Lake Havasu girls golf did not take the win over Lee Williams on Tuesday in its first home meet since Aug. 30, but it is making strides towards getting to where they want to be as a team.
“(Tuesday) was the best golf I have seen us play in a while,” Lake Havasu coach Jerome Kosters said. “I can see a lot of improvement in my team because we are so young. Overall it was a good day.”
Havasu’s No. 1 Jenica Delaney shaved four strokes off of her last match by shooting a 45 against Lee Williams medalist Paige Lucero. Kosters said Delaney was excited about her score because this is the third match in a row she has shot in the 40s.
After shooting a 76 last Wednesday, Alexa Alba shot a 59 to shave 17 strokes off of her last score. Gia Jehle followed suit by shooting a 61 compared to the 73 she score on Monday.
This is the fourth time out eight the Knights will golf against Lee Williams this season and despite it all there, is no friendly rivalry taking shape. Just a friendly game of golf.
“We are all getting to know each other very well,” Kosters said. “There is no rivalry out there what so ever. It’s all for just the love of the sport. We are helping each other out and I see nothing but positives coming out of our matches.”
The Knights have a week before their next match on Tuesday at Lee Williams in Kingman.
Junior Daniel Dion and sophomore Trent Dreisbach led the boys golf team as it took second as a team behind Gila Ridge in a meet hosted by San Luis on Tuesday.
Dion scored four pars and a birdie over nine holes to hit a four-over-par 40, good enough for second place.
Dreisbach took sixth place scoring par on holes five through eight to balance out a few bogey’s and a triple on hole-two to finished with seven-over-par 43.
“We’re getting better but I think we have to have a couple of these tough rounds in order to get to the next level,” Lake Havasu coach Mike Washington said. “We are kind of stagnant right now. Once we push through those mental barriers we will get to where we need to be.”
The Knights mainstays in Cody Ayers and Noah Elias struggled to find a groove on a course that presented a different set of challenges in that it is not one the pair are used to playing on.
However, Havasu has a week off to work out the kinks before heading to Peoria to face Ironwood Ridge and Independence at Peoria Pines Golf Club at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.