The Northern 4A champs totaled a 356 as a team in the first round and sit in fourth place heading into the final round.
“I definitely think we didn’t play very well with the exception of our top three,” SSHS golf coach Victor Sherbondy said. “We didn’t have a good fourth score today, which is unusual for us. We always have a decent fourth score, and that really hurt us today.”
The battle is for second anyway. Green Valley torched the field by having three of its four scoring golfers finish Day 1 in the top seven scores.
Alexandra Kaui’s 8-under par 64 has her seven shots ahead of teammate Jenny Hahn for the race to the individual state crown.
Despite some struggles Monday, Spanish Springs is still in position to fight for second place.
Seniors Tess Jones and Christina Kralich carded a 79 and 81 respectively to lead the Cougars. Devan Gaddis had a 94 and the final senior Genesee Roberts rounded out the scoring with a 102.
The team total of 356 left Spanish Springs just 10 shots behind second-place Faith Lutheran. Carson is third after totaling a 353. Arbor View is fifth with a 357, while Coronado is sixth with a 385.
“I hope the girls learn from their mistakes and I hope our seniors go out and play a great final round of their careers. I hope they’re able to relax and just have fun doing it,” Sherbondy said.