Putting Practice ...

Coronado High School Girls Golf team member Bella Villarin practices putting before a recent match.

What’s better than five wins in a row? Six in a row, the same number of wins the Islanders Girls Golf team was looking to go for this week as they took on the dons of Cathedral Catholic.

After last week featured a total of three matches for Coronado, the Islanders got a bit of a breather, if you will, with only one match-up on the ledger. For the one match, the Islanders took a quick trip over the bridge to Balboa Golf Course, a course many here in Coronado are familiar with, with a slope of 121 and a course rating of 36.2 the course can be extremely intimidating thanks to it’s narrow fairways and severe changes in elevation make for one of the most challenging courses in San Diego.

Leading the way for the Islanders was again Sophomore Ines Izuzquiza. Izuzquiza was the low scorer on the day as she posted and impressive four-over, a 40, making the third straight week that Izuzquiza had taken home the top score for the Islanders. Not far behind Izuzquiza were fellow teammates and fellow sophomores Bella Villarin and Jasmine Lo who both continued their impressive second year campaigns firing off rounds off five over, with a 41, a huge boost to the team score. Following the group of sophomores’ low scores, it was freshman Malia Perry who stepped up with a season low score of 45. Rounding out the day, it was the Natalia Avanni and Marialla Avanni who posted rounds of 47 and 59, respectively.

It was one of the Islanders’ closest contests of the season, but close matches are usually ones that will define your season. So, the fact that the Islanders emerged with the 214-223 win over the Dons bodes extremely well for the Islanders future this season.

With the win, the Islanders have now have won six straight, and extremely impressive feat when you consider a pair of their victories during said streak have come against teams inside the top 10 in San Diego county. With the wins, the Islanders are ranked as the No. 8 team in the county and find themselves in first place in the Western League.

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