Boys Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Boys and Girls Golf Bring the Heat

By: Alex Vasquez
OwlFeed Sports Editor 

In the last weeks of August, the Agua Fria boys and girls golf teams have been taking over the west valley as they have been dominating the competition ranging from Copper Canyon to Estrella Foothills. 

The boys golf team’s first couple of matches were beautifully played as they advance to 9-2. Currently undergoing a great season with Coach Martinelli, with the season soon coming to a close with leaders such as seniors David Segal and Connor Spire pushing the team to refine themselves. 

The boys have played fantastically against teams such as Buckeye Union and Peoria but have struggled here and there with minor things. 

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When it comes to what needs to be done, they have been fine-tuning their “putting and chipping.” Even as they had advanced and remain undefeated early in the season, the team has been putting in non-stop work. Additionally, forming “course strategy and management” as well to further improve their game. 

The boys’ golf team in the week of 9/9 advanced to 9-2. 

They have faced adversity this season, with a canceled match and tough opponents and a young team, they still have shown great tenacity. Something we expect from all Owls at Agua Fria.

The Lady Owls golf team started the season off with a great start advancing to 2-0 quickly. As they have traveled to Falcon Golf Club and faced off against West Point and Copper Canyon on September 3 and came out triumphant. 

The team has made the commitment of striving towards higher goals. On September 9, they came in 2nd overall in a tri-meet against Barry Goldwater and Camelback. Lali Nunez Rivera has been standing out as she came in 2nd place at this meet while here teammates have also improved their game. 

Abriana Tillmon, Anahi Reyes, Sanai Metoyer and Jacquelyn Mejia Barajas continue to “improve with each passing week.” Coach James has been working with the girls to improve their game as some are new to golf. Jacquelyn Mejia Barajas “had never touched a golf club in her life,” yet she continues to show improvement and put up good scores. 

Although a team of four is a small number, the girls proceed to be authoritative and aim to be the best in the district. 

Both teams are doing great this year so be on the lookout for them around the school and congratulate them for stepping up on the course.