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Schedules, results, commentary and feature items from the world of golf in the state of Connecticut, plus golf results and highlights from Bunnell High School.

Bunnell girls golf team plays fourth match of season

After two matches had to be postponed in its first week of the season due to poor weather, the Bunnell (Stratford) High School girls golf team finally opened its season Monday April 9 with a South-West Conference loss to Immaculate at Richter Park in Danbury.

The final score was Immaculate 279, Bunnell 304 in the season-opening match for both schools. The Bunnell players on the par-35 course were: Danka Hlinka 69, Debra Caminade 77, Kellie Taylor 77, and Sasha Kalson 81. Caminade was making her varsity golf debut; the other three Lady Bulldogs are returnees. Prior to the match, senior Taylor was named team captain. Avery Jarboe of Immaculate was medalist with 63.

Bunnell's second match was a home loss to Masuk of Monroe on April 18 at par-36 Oronoque Country Club. Bunnell cut six shots off its first score with 296 in losing to Masuk's 212. Danka Hlinka had 65, Kellie Taylor 75, Debra Caminade 77 and Sasha Kalson 79. Emma Michetti had 48 to lead Masuk.

Bunnell played Match No. 3 on April 23 in a home event with Notre Dame of Fairfield. The final score was ND 244, Bunnell 297. Danka Hlinka led shorthanded Bunnell with 61, Sasha Kalson had 77, and Kellie Taylor 78. The team had just three players. NDF was led by Katelyn Pond 45. The match continued a four-stroke reduction trend for Hlinka from the first match of the season. Also noteworthy for the Lady Bulldogs was the determined effort by junior Kalson, who had a frustrating nine holes going until she finished strong with a bogey-5 on the ninth. 

Bunnell traveled to Redding Country Club on April 26 to play Joel Barlow. Final score was Joel Barlow 221, Bunnell 303. Under normal conditions, hilly Redding CC plays long, but it was even longer after heavy rain on April 25. As a result, the Bunnell players all shot higher than normal. Scores were: Danka Hlinka 67, Debra Caminade 77, Kellie Taylor 79, and Sasha Kalson 80. Joel Barlow was led by Molly Healey's 48 on the par-36 front nine. 

Bunnell's next match is Monday April 30 on the road versus Stratford at Mill River Country Club.

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Bunnell High School's core-four girls golf team.

 

Cliff Schrock