Wildcat golfers start in the rough

Mount Si’s golf team has struggled out of the gate as the girls learn and improve their games.

The Wildcats are 0-3 in matches, having fallen to Eastlake last Tuesday, April 14, in addition to a pair of losses before spring break to Liberty and Newport.

Mount Si’s two top golfers thus far are Maggie Robinson and Julia Dorn. Robinson has shot an average of 57 in her two matches, but did not play March 26 against Newport. Dorn has averaged slightly over that in her three matches. Each has shot a round of 55, which is the Wildcat individual low this season. Robinson’s 55 against Liberty earned her a medalist award, which goes to the player with the lowest score in the match from either side.

In the match against the Wolves, Robinson hit a 59 and Dorn a 61, but Eastlake was dominant, winning 251-321. Katherine Jamerson shot a 62 and Delaney Bullinger carded a 69 for Mount Si. Dana Mydland took medalist honors for the Wolves with a round of 43 on the Sahalee Country Club course, which has hosted PGA pro men’s championship events in recent years.

There is time for players to improve. The Wildcats have six more matches to play, with the next test on Thursday, April 23, against Issaquah. As the weather warms up, scores are likely to get better.

It’s not just this year’s team that is facing challenges. Katie Somers, who was a star with the Mount Si program before graduating last summer, is working on her game as a freshman at Boise State. Somers has only competed in one event thus far, the Canes and Cardinal Classic in Miami, Fla., earlier this month, and fired three 18-hole rounds in the 80s to finish 62nd (high school matches are over nine holes). She had been scheduled to compete in a second event in San Jose, but it was rained out.

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