Golfers adapting to courses, conditions


March 31, 2022

-Photo courtesy of Mike McGhan

Cayle Davis tees off during play at the Walla Walla Country Club March 24. Davis shot a 55, tying teammate Caleb Barron for best score among Dayton-Waitsburg golfers.

WALLA WALLA–Wolfpack golf now has a few matches under their belts.

Dayton-Waitsburg hosts a home match at the Touchet Valley Golf Course today, March 31, at 2 p.m., then breaks for Spring Vacation, returning to the links in the Tri-Cities April 11.

At the Walla Walla Country Club on March 24, Cayle Davis and Caleb Barron both shot a 55 on the nine-hole, par 36 match.

Garrett Palmer came in at 68, Theo Anderson had a 71 and Lucas VanHoose carded a 75.

Lady Wolfpack golfer Claudia Benavides shot a 66.

"Our inexperience showed today," observed Coach Mike McGhan. "Cayle Davis, Garrett Palmer and Caleb Barron return from last year's team and easily adjusted to today's different conditions. The rest have been golfing all of three weeks and are finding that golfing on different courses in successive days present a new set of challenges.

"This is a great group with which to work and they are improving daily," McGhan said.

The team played in a match the day before, a nine-hole, par 36 at Wine Valley on March 23.

"Wine Valley is a tough course for any golfer, particularly beginners," McGhan said. "Caleb, Cayle and Theo played steady golf, not allowing themselves to get in trouble. The rest are learning course management and really showed improvement throughout the round. Claudia made some outstanding shots today.

Davis and Barron were again neck-and-neck, shooting identical 53s. Anderson carded a 56, Jay Dimak shot a 64, VanHoose was at 72 and Palmer shot a 73.

Benavides carded a 62 at Wine Valley


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