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Taft girls get golf games in gear in two-person scramble

Sophomore Veronica Jin and senior Lydia Prins set to tee off at Aspen Lakes

It was tee time for two Taft Tigers Thursday in the Sisters Scramble at Aspen Lakes.

Taft senior Lydia Prins and sophomore Veronica Jin represented Class 3A Taft under near-perfect, windless conditions in preparation for the District tournament May 6-7 at Santiam Golf Club in Aumsville.

Prins and Jin

“This tournament was the first 18-hole round for the two golfers on a long and challenging course,” Taft coach Heather Hatton said. “The benefit to this tournament for beginners was the two-person scramble format that allowed the two to work as a team and take the best shot each time they hit.”

Veronica Jin

Paired with junior golfers from Class 5A Ridgeview, Prins and JIn worked on “their teamwork and the strategy of how to play their strengths to get the best results,” Hatton said. “As a coach, I was able to gain knowledge of what they need to work on to get to the next level of play.”

Lydia Prins

“People don’t understand the difficulty in preparing athletes who have never competed, or picked up a club before, for the level of competition they see throughout the season,” she said. “Lydia and Veronica have only been playing this game since March 4 and have competed in three nine-hole rounds before this 18-hole challenge.”

Taft returns to the tee Thursday, April 25, at Diamond Woods Golf Course in Junction City.

Jim Fossum
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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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