Ask the Sonora HIgh School girl’s varsity head coach how his team is doing this year and he’ll likely keep it simple.


“I have two seniors that have just been brilliant,” said Paul Jeffers.

That would be Morgan St. Pierre and Emma Peller.

With the strength of St. Pierre’s short game and Peller’s consistency in keeping the ball in play, the results are speaking for themselves.

The Wildcats are off to a 6-0 start ahead of Tuesday’s matchup against Escalon at Mountain Springs Golf and Country Club, the matches begin at 3 p.m.

“Both of them are just playing fundamentally sound golf,” he said.

The six-member team also includes juniors Michelle Crabtree and Jayanna Scott as well as

freshmen Logan Hughes and Grace Manely.

Despite some inexperience on the roster, Jeffers said he’s been pleasantly surprised by how the team has come together.

“I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect,” said Jeffers, who is in his first year of coaching girls golf.

Turns out he had nothing to be unsure about.

He’s getting solid wins, and his two seniors are leading the Valley Foothills League in points.

Peller holds the No. 1 spot with 22 points and St. Pierre is two points behind in second with 20 points.

The whole team has stepped up behind the leadership of Peller and St. Pierre, said Jeffers.

Each player knows their strengths and they’re focused on them, he said.

After today’s match at Mountain Springs, Sonora will play the Summerville Bears at Phoenix Lake Golf Club Thursday at 3 p.m.

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