GLENDALE — Entering the program’s third season, Glendale Community College women’s golf Coach Kirt Kohlmeier had high expectations that included possibly contending for a Western State Conference championship.
Those hopes quickly faded after Kohlmeier found out that his top three players — Brittney Gonzales, Alexa Petroski and Cristina Pasquariello — were declared academically ineligible. Now, he’s in the process of breaking in a new lineup that competed in the first conference match of the season Monday at the River Course at the Alisal in Solvang.
Glendale college finished fourth with a 435 in the five-team event.
It fielded a team that many wouldn’t have expected to be playing this early in the season.
“We are going to do the best we can with what we’ve got,” said Kohlmeier, who saw Gonzales fall one stroke short of competing in the State Tournament last season. “Hopefully, the three who are ineligible can get their things together because I’m disappointed with what happened.