Golf Carson Potter scores first birdie
April 20, 2023
POMEROY––Dayton-Waitsburg Golf team found Pomeroy's Crystal Springs course challenging, their scores reflecting the difference after a better showing earlier in the week at Richland.
"The golfers had a bit of a letdown compared to the previous match on Thursday," said Coach Mike McGhan. "I don't know what caused this other than Pomeroy is quite a challenging course, especially if you are not familiar with its up-and-down nature.
Abbi Paolino and Sarah Daves both scored well, Paolino carding a 112 and Daves 116. Daves lost focus on the greens but played the fairways well, McGhan commented, and Paolino continues to gain experience and recorded her first par on the eighth hole.
William Daves finished with a 139 score, had difficulty keeping the ball on the course and suffered too many penalties, the coach said, something that did not happen earlier in the week.
"The highlight of the day was Carson's birdie on number nine, his first ever" McGhan said. "Ironically, he almost had another on the previous hole save for an out-of-bounds penalty. He still recorded a bogey on the hole." Potter finished with 107 on the par 62, 18-hole match.
"This was the first time this inexperienced team has ever played an 18-hole round; also the first round in sunshine!" McGhan said of the Columbia Point match April 13.
"Overall, they held their own and played well," he said. Potter carded a 104, W. Daves 125, Paolino 129 and S. Daves 140.
"Carson played exceptionally well, scoring an 10 over par on the front 9 then falling off a bit on the back," McGhan said.
"William Daves posted his best round of the season," he said, "and is focusing better and hitting the ball better as a result."
McGhan praised golf newcomer Abbi Paolino, who competed with only a couple weeks of practice. "She shot a consistent round and showed her potential," he said. Sarah Daves continues to improve, especially in her short game, taking her time to read the greens and focus on her putts.