Lady Steers continue to improve

Courtesy photo Pictured above are members of the Lady Steers Gold team a long with head coach Ariel Falcon at the Snyder Invitational held over the weekend. From left to right: Amaya Cobos, Lindsay Gamboa, Mariah Chavarria, Ariel Falcon, Alison Flores and Averi Tredaway.
Staff Writer

The Big Spring Lady Steer Gold team competed in the Snyder Invitational this past Thursday and Saturday. The tournament was held at Scurry County Golf Course, and WTC - Sammy Baugh Golf Course.
The team was composed of sophomores Mariah Chavarria, Alison Flores, Lindsay Gamboa, Amaya Cobos and freshmen Averi Tredaway.
According to head golf coach Ariel Falcon, the girls' ball striking has seen much improvement as the season progresses, but putting is still an Achilles heel for most of them. They played well on day one at Scurry County as they found success off the tee box, but day 2, with wind still being a factor, they found the greens harder to hit and adapt to.
The girls were led by Mariah Chavarria’s 99 and 101, for a two-day total of 200. The team placed 6th in a field of 9 teams, which is an improvement from last year. The Lady Steers were one of the youngest teams in the field, and are now starting to find their rhythm with their golf swing.
"The girls have been steadily improving their tee to green approach, but are struggling a lot on the greens. I think with a little more practice time on the putting green, their scores will dramatically decrease,” said Falcon. "I'm proud of the way they played. They really try to minimize their score, but they're not mechanically sound yet and still focus on more swing thoughts than feel. They're definitely going to get there though."
The next tournament for the girls will be February 23-24 in the Sweetwater Girl’s Classic.

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