Women's golf gets in the swing

By Colin Pham - Staff Reporter



Highline women's golf resumed its season this spring with a fifth place finish in the Columbia Basin Invitational.

The invitational was on March 23-26, at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick. Highline placed last with a score of 898 in three rounds, shooting 250 above par.

Highline's strongest performance came from Jenna Mueller, who finished with a score of 287, having shot 71 above par. Mueller finished tied for 17th overall. 

Head Coach Steve Turcotte said that the team fought hard, but left some shots on the course. 

"They didn't play as well as they wanted," Coach Turcotte said. "They kept battling, and didn't give up. We have four tourneys left, so hopefully they can see their hard work pay off."

The Lady T-Birds had their next outing in Federal Way, hosting the Highline invitational on April 1-2 at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Highline saw improvement, finishing third overall with a score of 564 in two rounds, 132 shots above par.

Turcotte said that the women are all aiming to improve on multiple things, but have the same end goal in mind. 

"They're all working on different parts of their games," Turcotte said. "They all talk about having one of those rounds where everything just comes together. 

Highline was again led by Mueller, this time finishing fifth overall. Mueller finished with a score of 176, 32 shots above par.  

Turcotte said that he wasn't surprised by Mueller's performance, heaping praise on his player.

"Jenna played very well. She had left a few strokes on the course," Turcotte said. "She could've finished as high as third place. She's our No. 1 player. All the parts of her game are solid. These types of finishes are something I expect to see a lot this season." 

Highline's next three matches are league matchups, and Turcotte said he wants the women to aim for higher finishes. 

"Our next three matches our league matches," Turcotte said. "We hope to finish top five in each of those." 

Highline's next outing will be away at Avondale Golf Course in Hayden Lake against North Idaho on April 15 and 16.

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