RIVERSIDE: If you run into any of the ladies who play golf for King and find them smiling, you’ll have an idea as to why.
This was a very good week for them.
On Monday, they hosted the King Invitational and were led by Morgan Sjoerdsma’s 84 round over 18 holes which led the squad to a third place showing in the tourney.
Tuesday, the team opened up Big 8 League play against the Sharks of Santiago … a school and a match that may likely determine the league champion of 2016. King won with a score of 220-233 (low score wins). Sjoerdsma once again set the pace carding a score of 40 over 9 holes. She was followed closely by her sister Chandler Sjoerdsma, who shot a 43. Chandler is only a 9th grader, so she’s off to a great start!
Rebecca Hawes also dropped in a low 43 to the team total.
“It was a good, solid showing for King” said Head Coach Keith Moorman. “The most exciting thing about the outcome is the fact that the team can go a lot lower. Every player can easily shave several strokes from their totals.”
Eleanor Roosevelt was the match on Thursday and while in a rebuilding phase of their program with a lot of new golfers on their roster, King had an easier path to victory to improve to 2-0 in league. In match play, the Wolves are 4-1.
In that match against Roosevelt, Lauryn Larraga led all scores with a 40. “She’s our player of the week” Moorman commented. “Her strong leadership and team-first attitude, coupled with her consistent scoring this week made her an easy choice.”
Not a bad week, not bad at all. Smiles all around.