The Taft girls golf team went out with a bang Wednesday afternoon when they closed out the season by winning the South Sequoia League championship tournament at Buena Vista Golf Course.
“The girls showed great effort and proved that they are going to be a contender next year in the SSL,” said Taft coach Mike Cowan.
Taft won the tournament with a score of 526 while Bakersfield Christian was second with a score of 530. As a result, the Lady Eagles are moving on to Area as a team. Wasco followed with a score of 668 while Shafter had a round of 674. Cesar Chavez had a score of 675.
Individually, Kennedy Sorensen had the lowest score for Taft with a 96. Raegan Sorensen followed with a 100 while Josey Burke had a round of 105. Arizona Pilgrim was two strokes back. Jesekah Rogers and Kayla Kaszycki each had a round of 118.
The win was bittersweet for the Lady Wildcats. In order for the Taft team to qualify for Area, they would have to win the South Sequoia League or shoot a 500 score or lower in the championship.
Taft ended up second in the league standings with 98 points while Bakersfield Christian was first with 100 points. Wasco was third in league with 72 points while Shafter had 44 points.
However, the Lady Wildcat season is not completely over. Raegan and Kennedy Sorensen are moving on to Area Monday as individuals. To move on as individuals a player had to shoot a score of 100 or better.
Despite finishing second in the standings Cowan likes how the team has progressed this season.
“I’m so proud of the progress my girls have made this season,” said Cowan. “They have become solid golfers, know how to get around the course in a respectable way and could play at any golf course, anywhere with confidence.