Women's golf hits rough patch in Skagit

By Colin Phan - Staff Reporter



The Lady T-Birds came away with a last place finish in Burlington over the weekend.

Highline played away at the Avalon Golf Links in a tournament hosted by Skagit Valley. 

Spokane placed first out of eight with an overall score of 482, finishing 50 shots above par.

Highline finished the match with an overall score of 571. The Lady T-Birds were 139 shots above par. 

Head Coach Steve Turcotte said that the Lady T-Birds have an opportunity to get good scores every tournament. 

"The girls can see that good scores are out there for them," Turcotte said.

Highline was led by Jenna Muller who finished tied for 27th place. Muller had a score of 183, and finished 18 shots above par. 

Turcotte said that Muller should've done much better.

"She left a lot of stuff on the field," Turcotte said. "She even said as much. She was able to hit the ball well, she just ran into some untimely penalties."

Highline's next best score came from Aleyah Bennett who shot 195, 21 shots above par. 

Turcotte said that Bennett also should have come away with a better score. 

"Aleyah Bennett shot 103 in the first round which should have been better," Turcotte said. "She just ran into a couple penalty strokes."

Highline next plays in Bandon, Ore. at the Bandon Dunes Golf Course on May 13-14. Including this league match, the Lady T-Birds have two more matches remaining before the NWAC championships. 

Turcotte said that the Lady T-Birds are looking forward to their matchup in Oregon.

"We'll be playing at the Bandon Dunes golf course this week which is one of the best golf resorts in the world," Turcotte said. 

The NWAC Championships will include all teams, and will take place in Yakima at the Appletree Golf Course on May 20-21. 

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