Moua sixth at districts, qualifies for regionals

By on October 11, 2017
Cocalico freshman Ammala Moua took sixth place at Districts and qualified for the East Regional Tournament. Photo by Todd Ruth

Cocalico freshman Ammala Moua took sixth place at Districts and qualified for the East Regional Tournament. Photo by Todd Ruth

Cocalico’s Ammala Moua didn’t know what to expect coming into her first freshman season as a member of the Eagle golf team.

“I just wanted to go out and have fun and play the best that I could,” she said Tuesday. “I was OK in the beginning but in the season I was playing with everyone and it just really helped a lot.”

In fact, this season really couldn’t have gone any better.

Through the regular season, Moua was a regular contributor to an Eagle lineup that went on to win the Section Two championship. Now, in the post-season, she’s stepped up her game and has made a name for herself as well.

Fresh off a fourth-place finish in the Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament, Moua went out and shot 76-84 to end up 20-over par and finish in a tie for sixth place in the competition held at Briarwood West Golf Course in York.

In addition, she was one of just eight golfers to advance to the East Regional, which is set for Monday, October 16 at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood.

“I couldn’t have done it without Foxchase and my dad…he helped out a lot,” she said. “Being a part of this golf team was amazing. It helped a lot. It was just an amazing experience.”

Her score of 76 in the first round Friday tied her all-time low (she also shot 76 at Foxchase during a round).

“The first day was really good for me because there virtually was no wind,” she said. “The weather was amazing. The second day it was pretty windy, which is tough for me.”

While she couldn’t exactly say what part of her game is best, she’s hoping all phases are working at regionals next Monday.

“My goal for regionals is just to play my best,” she said. “If I make it, that would be amazing. But if I don’t and I still played my best, I’d be happy.”

The top 12 girls AAA golfers will qualify for States, which will be held Oct. 23-24 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

In addition to Moua, teammate Evie Cable also competed at Districts. She shot an 87 on Day One and finished three strokes behind the cut line for Round Two. Ephrata’s Tayler Moyer also competed, carding a 97 and did not advance past Day One.

In the boys’ competition held at Briarwood East, Cocalico’s Nolan Hesko made the first day cut with a round of 79. On Day Two, he shot 85 to finish in a tie for 30th place.

 

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