Montesano’s winning streak reached four matches on Tuesday thanks to low scores from Glory Grubb and Mylana Parker as the Bulldogs beat Elma 196-231 at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Montesano (5-3, 5-1 Evergreen 1A) was led by Parker, who shot the lowest score of the day with a 41 for a 9-hole round. She was followed closely by Grubb, who posted a 42.
Iza Cope posted a 55 and Myah Gallagher rounded out the scoring with a 58.
Parker said she felt confident whenever she had to pull one of her irons out of the bag and said her confidence in approach shots grew after picking up a birdie early in the round.
“The first hole I started off nice. I had a drive that wasn’t looking too good but kicked back into the middle,” she said. “Then I hit my iron shot within about two feet of the hole and tapped in for birdie.”
Elma’s first pair of golfers wasn’t able to close the gap as the Eagles (1-6, 1-5) got scores of 56 out of Corrie Shedd and Klover Johnson each.
Kaelyn Burgher ended the day with a 59 and Ella Moore rounded out the top four with a 60.
Elma head coach Rich Walker said he is pleased with the progress his golfers have made since a lot of his roster is new to the sport.
“We have lots of first year players and every match they get a little bit better,” he said. “Our ones and twos played well. They were both in the 50s and that is progress,” he said.
Elma still has one more league match on the schedule as the Eagles will face Hoquiam at Highlands Golf Course at 3 today.
Montesano has completed its league schedule and will play at the Duke Streeter Tournament against three other teams at the Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles.
Montesano golf coach Doug Galloway said his team has had consistent play from Parker and Grubb while the rest of his golfers have continued to improve throughout the season.
“We’re still improving, which is nice. I’m really pleased with the way Glory and Mylana have been consistent throughout the process and now it’s just about just doing the little things,” he said. “We have to make two-putts instead of three, one chip instead of two chips. That’ll lower everybody’s score.”
Montesano (196) – Parker 41, Grubb 42, Cope 55, Gallagher 58
Elma (231) – Shedd 56, Johnson 56, Burgher 59, More 60
Aberdeen 38, Rochester 34
Aberdeen benefited from solid rounds by senior Ryder Heikkila and Katie Lewis en route to a 38-34 victory over Rochester on Tuesday at Riverside Golf Course.
Lewis led all scorers with 18 points (Stableford scoring system) followed closely by Heikkila, who scored 17 points for the Bobcats.
“Both of them improved their scores by five strokes from last week’s match at Riverside,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said. “We are so proud of our team today.”
Aberdeen hosts W.F. West at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Aberdeen (38) — Katie Lewis 18, Ryder Heikkila 17, Yareli Aparicio 2, Aliyah Lakner 1.
Rochester (34) — Kylie Miller 16, Alea Anderson 10, Kyra Darnell 5, Andrea Jones 2, Alyssa Pontes 1, Beirge Norton 0.
— Ryan Sparks, Grays Harbor News Group