Jacket sophomore busy breaking course records
Lee County sophomore Siranon “Muk” Shoomee is making a habit of course records and red numbers this golf season.
Shoomee, who tried qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open at Carolina Trace Country Club this past spring, has been medalist or co-medalist in all four Cape Fear Valley Conference matches the Yellow Jackets have competed in this season.
On Sept. 16 at Sanford Golf Course, Shoomee broke the course record from the gold tees (5,164 yards) with a 1-under-par 70. She beat the previous record, held by Athens Drive’s Sarah Bae, who went on to be last season’s NCHSAA 4A state champion, by two strokes.
In the next Lee County match, on Sept. 25 at Fayetteville’s Highland Country Club, Shoomee set the course record with a 4-under-par 68 from the red tees (5,030 yards).
The record-setting streak stopped Monday, but the medalist and under-par runs kept going for Shoomee at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Hope Mills. Lee County placed second of four squads in the CFVC meet. Shoomee was medalist with a 3-under-par 71 from the red tees (5,257 yards).
Shoomee is averaging 71.25 a round this season, which is under par overall, as the Lady Jacket schedule has included demanding courses designed by the likes of Donald Ross and Jack Nicklaus.