SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- Margaret Stanley says she is not allowed to make any more predictions.

When she was asked about what expectations that she had for the Socorro girls golf team, Stanley laughed and said, “I have not been allowed since 2007. That team forbid me to make predictions.”

The 2010 Lady Warriors are off to a good start, winning the Belen Invitational with a 381, 10 shots better than 5A Rio Rancho and four other teams.

Eighth grader Shania Berger was the low scorer with a 90 and sophomore Brittany Webb and freshman Kristen Kline both had 91.



Other members of the varsity are freshman Teresa Chavez, freshman Mirijana Gacanic, freshman Sarah Lane and sophomore Jordan Vincent.

“We are young but we also didn’t play very well,” Stanley said. “It was cold and windy. It probably was Kristen’s first time out and Teresa had only been out a couple of days as well.”

Stanley has the Lady Warriors working on their swing mechanics and the mental approach of the game. As the season continues, Stanley will have them work harder on course management.

The Lady Warriors will be at Santa Ana on March 22 and host the Seery Tournament on March 29. New Mexico Tech also will host the district tournament (May 3) and state tournament (May 10).