Coming off a league MVP season, Brawley Union High School's Alissa Koon kicked off the 2001 season just as she ended 2000 — ahead of her competition.
The reigning Imperial Valley League player of the year shot a 44 at the Broken Spoke Country Club in El Centro to lead Brawley to a win at the Broken Spoke Invitational on Tuesday.
"It was definitely a good way to start the season, considering what I shot in my first match last year," said the 17-year-old senior, who shot in the 60s in her first event last season. "My chipping was not good at all, but I was happy with my putts. I think if I would've slowed down, I probably could've done better."
While she finished with a 44 on the nine-hole, par-32 course, three strokes ahead of the runnerup, what was disappointing to Koon was she shot a 37 on the same course about a month and a half ago during an Imperial Valley Junior Golf Association tournament.