Corner Canyon golfers gear up for postseason playMay 01, 2021 09:49AM ● By Catherine Garrett
The Corner Canyon High girls golf team has high hopes in region and state tournament play. (Photo courtesy All Star Photography)
By Catherine Garrett | [email protected]
The Corner Canyon girls golf team returned its entire team from last year with the Romney sisters—senior Savannah and sophomore Victoria—leading the way. This season, the squad has been chasing two-time defending state champion Lone Peak and have placed second to the Knights in all five of their Region 4 tournaments.
“I am so proud of my team this year,” head coach Alexis Gagon said. “They are working hard and continue to show up each and every day. The weather has not been kind, but this is something we always deal with during spring golf. I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls.”
“Our team has had a good start this season,” Savannah Romney said. “We have a great bond and have been performing well in our tournaments.”
Victoria Romney said, “We have a lot of talented and hardworking people on the team. We are continuing to improve at each tournament.”
So far this season, the Chargers played at Mountain View March 10, where they scored 342 to Lone Peak’s 318. Savannah Romney placed second individually with a 78 while Victoria Romney was one stroke back in third. Others contributing for Corner Canyon were freshman Alyssa Meadows with a 92, Ellie Whitehead 93, Laney Rose 98, Alexa Christiansen 105, Abbey Aanodt 107 and Afton Walker 115.
At Fox Hollow March 24, the Chargers were in second by just eight strokes behind scores of 80 from Savannah Romney, 83 from Victoria Romney, 87 from Bella Boman, 88 from Meadows, 90 from Whitehead, 97 from Rose, 104 from Emily Eckersley and a 110 from Abby Brady.
Corner Canyon narrowed the gap with Lone Peak at Glenmoor March 30, coming in just five shots back. Savannah Romney finished second with a round of 79 while Victoria Romney (82), Meadows (83), Rose (92), Olivia Oliver (93), Boman (93), Walker (96) and Whitehead (99) also scored for the Chargers.
At Cedar Hills March 31, Corner Canyon had a 325 team score to the Knights’ 313. Victoria Romney shot a 79, Savannah Romney and Meadows an 81, Whitehead 84, Boman 90, Rose 94, Oliver 97 and Walker 102.
In the Lakeside tournament, Savannah Romney won medalist honors while Victoria Romney took third with a 77. Also scoring for the Chargers were Meadoows with an 85, Whitehead 86, Rose 87, Brady 93, Oliver 97 and Walker 113.
“We have big goals, but we are just trying to take it one step at a time,” Gagon said. “We have some big competition in our region and we are just trying to play our very best at every single tournament.”
Savannah Romney placed second at TalonsCove April 12, shooting a 76, to lead the Chargers to a 334 score to Lone Peak’s 318. Whitehead came in with an 85, Victoria Romney an 86, Meadows an 87, Oliver an 88, Laney a 94, Boman 96 and Eisley Nestman 105.
“It has been so rewarding to see what we can do when we all work together,” Savannah Romney said.
Also on the CCHS squad this season are juniors Malin Jorgensen and Sienna Wybrow; sophomores Vivien Lee and Laila Rowe; and freshmen Lauren Delgado, Aubrey Hobson, Chloe Scott and Avery Wettstein.
Gagon is being assisted by Ryan Gagon, Jackie Kinahan and Douglas Taylor and managers Alexis Erickson, Sharon (Daisy) Griffiths, Brinlee Horsely and Jamie Tubbs.
Corner Canyon has tournaments at Lakeside, Riverbend and Mountain View to end the season before region tournaments at The Ridge May 3 and the 6A state tournament May 10-11.
Victoria Romney said she is trying to remain patient and work hard to finish the season strong at the region and state tournaments.
“We are working very hard in preparation for state individually and as a team,” Savannah Romney said. “In order to reach our goals, we are putting in extra time and dedication to the game. I’m extremely excited and motivated to see what our team can accomplish this season.”