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4/23/2013 5:21:00 PM
Girls golf team takes top spot at Black Rock Creek
Erik Pague
Reporter

Finishing with 97 strokes, senior Mikayla Parris picked up her first individual score medal of the season and helped lead her team to a league win at Black Rock Creek Golf Course Tuesday, April 9. Her teammates weren't far behind her and their low scores on the par 72 course resulted in 405 strokes for the team total, ahead of Toppenish coming in at second with 481.
Othello also clinched all three top spots individually, with Mikayla's younger sister Elle finishing with 101 strokes and junior Ivone Garza with 103. Othello's final two golfers Hayley Guse and Kylie Kummer both finished with 104 strokes. Head coach Heather McDonald said her team has been working hard at practice to push each other and it showed in their play last Tuesday.
"The girls are pleased with their scores but are getting very competitive with each other," McDonald said. "This is going to help each one of them as they prepare for the upcoming matches and they realize they are always trying to beat their opponent."
McDonald was happy to see Mikayla show some improvement and said the individual medalist trophy she earned should pay dividends as the season progresses.
"This was the first match that Parris has been the medalist (and it's) a great boost for her confidence and her desire to keep herself in the top five at each match," she said.
Her younger sister was right behind her with the second lowest score of the day and helped Othello blow out the rest of the competition that included Grandview and Wapato. McDonald said her success should help her remain focused on improving, as well.
"Elle Parris shot her best score ever with a nice 101," she said. "I hope this success triggers that extra fire in her to realize all her potential."
While the remaining three teammates' scores were good in McDonald's opinion, she said they have a good shot at slicing some strokes off their scorecards in the near future.
"All three of them are easily capable of dropping 10 shots from their score when they look back over their round," McDonald said. "We really need to look at making a complete shot routine for each hole to get them where they need to be."
With this win, the Huskies are in position to compete for the top spot in the CWAC. The girls competed at Ellensburg Country Club Tuesday and are at Suntides Golf Course in Yakima today for the Wally Johnson Invite, but results weren't available for those matches as of press time. The team will have their final home match of the season Monday at Othello Golf Club beginning at 2:30 and will compete at Suncadia in Roslyn the following day.


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