Girls golf: Weston hands Barlow first loss

Weston High’s Joy Essaghof was the medalist with a 50 in a girls golf match against Joel Barlow last Thursday, April 25. Weston won 223-224.—Scott Mullin photo

Weston High’s Joy Essaghof was the medalist with a 50 in a girls golf match against Joel Barlow last Thursday, April 25. Weston won 223-224.—Scott Mullin photo

Its best score of the season, coupled with an off day by its opponent was the right formula for the Weston High girls golf team in its match at Joel Barlow last week.

For the first time this year the Trojans shot under 230 when they visited Redding Country on Thursday, April 25. The hosts were also missing their best player that day, which factored heavily into the match, as the Trojans held on for a 223-224 win and hand Barlow its first loss of the year.

Weston not only got the win but also the medalist as well. Joy Essaghof led the field with a 50 for nine holes, one stroke ahead of Barlow’s Kate Valenti. Each side had three golfers shoot in the 50s.

Lauren Solinsky was next for Weston with a 53 and Kendra Savage shot a 56. Also playing in the match, Christine Xu had a 64 to complete the scoring for the team.

It was the fourth straight win for Weston, which hosted a pair of opponents three days earlier at Aspetuck Valley Country Club. Scores were higher but still good enough to post wins over Woodstrock Academy (231-236) and Bunnel (231-277)

Essaghof was the medalist again, this time with a 51. Solinsky also shot in the 50s with a 58. One stroke behind her was Claire Cook.

Xu completed the scoring for the team with a 63.

Weston, now 4-4 overall, is at Oxford Greens Golf Club today (Thursday) for the Woodland Hawk Invitational, hosts Immaculate on Monday and has a rematch with the same opponent the next day at Richter Park in Danbury.

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