No. 2 Troy sets record in victory at Hacienda
Santa Margarita girls golf Jill Hegna looked at the score sheet, shook her head and said, "Wow." The Eagles, a perennial CIF and Trinity League championship contender are not used to getting beat like this.
Two of the six girls in Troy's lineup in Thursday's nonleague match at Hacienda Golf Club finished with a score in the 30s, one posting the best score of her high school career, and the No. 1 Warriors posted a school record at the course, beating No. 2 Santa Margarita, 197-234.
This was the first time that the Eagles (3-1) had played at Hacienda, and there's no substitute for course knowledge, so Hegna said a practice round would have helped.
"But I don't want to take anything away from them (Troy)," Hegna said. "From what I saw today, I am very impressed."
For the third time this week, Alison Lillie posted the low round for Troy, carding an even-par 36 to win medalist honors and finish one shot ahead of her senior teammate Dana Henderson. When Henderson walked onto the ninth tee, she was at even-par, but she ended up bogeying the 367-yard par 4. But her 1-over 37 was still the best round she has ever had playing for Troy. Kelly Dapper led the Eagles with a 3-over-par 39.
This is the second time in four rounds this season that the Warriors (4-0) have broken 200 as they won the Rosary Royal Shotgun at Western Hills Country Club earlier in the week with a 192.
"Golf is that way that when you finally start pulling it together, you get the confidence to go out there and play," Troy coach Lynn Cowgill said. "Last year, we thought we were going to do it (win a CIF championship), but the opportunity got squashed. Now, maybe this is the time that we come in and prove that we can do it."
In other nonleague matches:
No. 3 Mater Dei 208, Woodbridge 239: Jakeishya Le posted a 1-over-par 37 at Santa Ana Country Club to lead the Monarchs (3-0).
Foothill 214, No. 6 Edison 217: Jennifer Yu shot an even-par 35 to medal for the Chargers (5-1) in the loss.
No. 4 Dana Hills 218, Mission Viejo 308: Avery French carded a 3-over-par 39 on the front nine at Mission Viejo Country Club to lead the Dolphins (5-0).