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Cheney girls' golf season gets underway at Clarkston


The Cheney girl’s golf team began their season at the Clarkston Invite, March 10.

The team placed sixth in team scoring with 441 points. Coeur D’ Alene came in first with 366.

Two golfers came in under 110 strokes. Senior Shyann Morton, who qualified for state last year, shot a 101 and sophomore Cheyenne Marchand finished the tournament with 103.

Girl’s golf head coach Gerald Morton said Morton hopes to have another successful season. She has received an offer to play golf at Spokane Community College.

“She hasn’t made a final decision but was pretty excited to get the offer to play at the college level,“ he said.

Morton also said that Marchand’s score was an improvement from last year’s competition where she shot 140.

“Her dedication and hard work during the off season with Fairways’ golf pro Ron Sebold is obviously going to pay off this season dropping 37 strokes from a year ago, and only a sophomore she will be fun to watch the next few years,” he said.

Senior Steffi Cunningham, who also made it to state in 2013, shot a 112 in the tournament. Morton said that while Cunningham was unhappy with her result, he was pleased with her mental toughness and attitude on the course.

“With that working well (for her) I can guarantee she will be pleased with her results in the upcoming tournaments,” Morton said.

Tessa Heiudt and Jeceya Prophet recorded scores of 125 and 126, respectively. Morton said both seniors look “very promising this year.”

Also returning to the team this year is sophomore Gabrielle Tibbetts, who Morton said is “focused and hungry to get better.”

The team will take a week off before returning to Clarkston, March 24, where they will compete in the first GNL match of the season.

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