Davis and Bountiful win girls golf region titles


by Catherine Garrett

Clipper sportswriter

The Davis and Bountiful High girls golf teams dominated region tournaments this spring and completed undefeated seasons with respective region titles.

For the sixth year in a row, the Davis High girls golf team is the region champion. This year, sophomore Caylyn Ponich shot a three-under par 68 to win medalist honors at Schneiter’s Riverside on May 7 in leading the Darts to a 30-stroke victory over Northridge. Ponich won the individual Region 1 title by eight strokes over Northridge’s Abbi Cowan.

“Caylyn was amazing,” head coach Lori Salvo said. “She is just always so steady and performs at the highest level. She rocks!”

Katelyn Day, Brooklyn Halliday and Victoria Castro finished third, fourth and fifth to also make the All-Region team.

“Pretty awesome having four of the top golfers in the region on our team,” Salvo said. “We also have Kylie Nielsen and Aubree Johnson that made the cut to play in the state tourney.”

Other top finishers for Davis were Maddi Dreamer (tied for 17th), Sophie Henderson (19th), Ashley Nokes (22nd) and Kaitlyn Bland (24th) who helped the Darts finish an undefeated season.

Bountiful High sisters Jobi and Vanna Einerson shot a pair of 77s to tie for medalist honors in leading the Braves its fourth consecutive Region 5 title on May 8 at Schneiter’s Bluff.

Liz Ward, Megan Van Leeuwen and Sadee Pack – who shot a personal best round of 82 – helped Bountiful sweep the top five spots to secure the championship.

“To have Sadee come in and post her lowest score ever this last tournament was so awesome,” head coach Jenny Hathaway said. “They have all put themselves in a good position to be competitive at state.”

This season, the Braves were also undefeated in region tournaments.

“All of these girls put in a lot of work and it has been so fun this year to see them all contribute,” Hathaway said. “We had a different winner in four tournaments.”

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