Women's golf needs players

By Aileen Kaye - Staff Reporter

The women's golf team just completed the first half of its split season, and Head Coach Steve Turcotte is scrambling for more. 

He has found at least one new player, Mikayla Kato, a sophomore who graduated from Foster High School.

But the search continues.

"We had a player two years ago, that was walking around campus with a golf sweatshirt," Turcotte said. They ended up contacting her and getting her to join the team.

 "She played for two years and she got a scholarship both years," Turcotte said.  

"During the winter we will be focusing on fitness two days a week," Turcotte said as he tries to keep his team sharp during the five-month split between their matches. 

In the first half of their season, Highline finished close to last place in the three tournaments they participated in. 

At the beginning of last month, Oct. 1-2, the women's golf team played in a two-round tournament hosted by Olympic. 

The tournament had a two-way tie between Spokane, last year's NWAC champs, and Columbia Basin for first place; both finished with 515. 

Highline finished with 595, putting them second to last, just ahead of Centralia. 

Columbia Basin's Briana Esvelt took first, scoring 155 for her team. 

For Highline, sophomore Ruby Lampkey tied for 29th place, leading her team with 190 points. 

Highline freshman Jenna Muller finished in 33rd place with 195 points. 

Alyssa Metzger, a freshman for Highline finished in 40th place with 210 points. 

On Oct. 22-23 Highline participated in the NWAC Golf Committee Open in Yakima. 

Lampkey finished with 196, Muller finished with 200, and Metzger finished with 220. 

Highline came home in eighth place out of 9 teams, scoring 616.

Spokane won the tournament with a total of 512. 

Highline then hosted a tournament at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way on Oct. 29-30.  

North Idaho took first, 490, beating Spokane by one point, 491.Highline finished in last with 555. 

Muller lead the T-Birds with 167, Lampkey had 178, and Metzger had 220. 

Highline's next match is on April 1-2 when they host their second tournament at Twin Lakes.

They will then travel to Hayden Lake, ID on April 15-16 to compete in the North Idaho League Match. 

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