Lady Wildcats finish with a round of 643 in SSL Championship

Throughout the course of the season, the Taft girls golf team has consistently finished in fourth place. Last Wednesday was no exception after the Lady Wildcats wrapped up their season by coming in fourth at the South Sequoia League championships at Valley Rose Golf Course in Wasco.

“Last year we never had enough girls to compete in any league match and this season we had enough to compete in all but one,” said Taft coach Mike Cowan. “That in itself is a dramatic improvement for our program.”

Overall, Taft finished with a round of 643 while Tehachapi won the championship with a round of 545. Wasco was second with a 552 while Bakersfield Christian was third with a 574.

Individually, Tatiana Alvarez just missed advancing to the Area Championship by shooting a 107. In order to make it a player had to shoot a 105. Alvarez also finished fifth out of 45 golfers in the South Sequoia League according to Cowan.

Taylor Kurtz followed Alvarez with a 125 while Korine Burch shot a 132.

Chelsea Chapman was next with a 138 while Savannah Sevedge completed the team scoring with a 141.

As a team, Taft finished fourth with 28 points. Tehachapi was first with 70 while Wasco finished second with 70. Bakersfield Christian came in third place with 48 points.

Looking back on the season, Cowan noticed several improvements among the Taft players.

“The girls’ skills have increased in al areas of the game, especially their ball striking, chipping and putting,” said Cowan.