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Wildcats, Lady Cats Golf Have Tough Outing in Rockwall

Both golf teams had their spring season opener on Monday, Feb. 14 in Rockwall in the Regional Preview.

It did not go as both squads had hoped for, as golf had a tough outing at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.

“It wasn’t great for us,” Coach Whitney Spigener, Lady Cats golf coach said Thursday. On the women’s side, Sulphur Springs sports a young squad.

Coach Spigener said four of the six competitors she took Monday had never seen the course. One Lady Cat had never competed in a high school golf tournament, so nerves ran high for Coach Spinner’s team on Monday.

“Rockwall has a little reputation with [Sulphur Springs] golfers about just being hard,” Coach Spigener said, “not many like the course.”

The Lady Cats coach said nerves got the better of the squad as they finished third place of three schools at the Regional Preview. Coach Spigener said that a few Lady Cats battled back to finish the round decent.

The lowest score for Sulphur Springs came courtesy of McKenna Meskimen, who finished with 96. Monday was the freshman’s first high school golf competition. Junior Mykylie Meador came in just a tick behind at 97.

Next up, the Lady Cats are back at it Monday in Mount Pleasant. That competition starts at 8 A.M. on Monday, Feb. 21.

Moving over to the men’s team, Valentine’s Day did not prove fruitful for Coach Jeremy DeLorge’s squad either.

“We actually had a pretty decent round out of junior Caleb Kesting,” Coach Spigener said Thursday. “He shot a 74, and that was good for third place,” the golf coach said.

The Lady Cats golf coach said Kesting’s 74 on Monday is the best round the junior has ever done at Rockwall’s GAC. The junior shot 1-under on the front side, 3-over on the back.

“He played great, putted great,” Coach Spigener said, “…all around that was a solid score for that course,” the Lady Cats coach said.

The men’s squad as a whole, like the Lady Cats, had a rough outing in Rockwall but have time to work on their errors from Monday before their next contests.

“Overall, we’ve got a lot of work to do heading up to district at the end of March,” Coach Spigener said.

Coach Jeremy DeLorge’s Wildcats take a bit more time off, next in action in Pine Tree on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 4-5.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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