Last week wasn’t a great one from a team standpoint, as the Islander Girls Golf Team lost their three matches, but there were some very good individual performances. The first match was against the Academy of Our Lady of Peace and the Islanders lost 210-234 in a match played at Riverwalk. The three best scores of the match were a 42 turned in by Samantha Lorr, and rounds of 45 turned in by both Mariella Avanni and Natalia Avanni.
The next day, Wed. Oct. 16 Coronado was back at it, this time playing Rancho Bernardo at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. Crista Izuzquiza continued to shoot under par for the season as she shot a round of 34 on the par 36 on the Bernardo Heights Red Course. Mary Damian shot a 39, and Lorr shot a 43 for the three best scores by the Islanders.
Thursday the Islanders played the best team in the CIF San Diego Section, Mater Dei, and lost 196-225 at Coronado Municipal. Damian took team scoring honors with a 35, followed by Izuzquiza with a 38. Freshmen Sophie Holland and Tatum Ware given the opportunity to gain some match experience by Head Coach Stuart Gordon against Mater Dei.
All of that was essentially a tune-up for the post-season, which began Monday with the City Conference Tournament. Izuzquiza is the defending champion for the event, while Damian came in second last year. Competing for Coronado will be the Avanni Sisters, Annie Holland, Lorr, Damian and Izuzquiza.
The first round of the City Conference event is stroke play, with the Top 16 golfers qualifying for match play, which began Tuesday. The first two days will be played at the Balboa Golf Course. Starting Wednesday through the conclusion of the event, the matches will be played at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.