Yuri Machida was disappointed. It was March 19, and the Woodinville senior had just finished her half round at the Plateau Club, as her Falcons competed against Skyline. She’d shot a 40 — a fact she found frustrating in light of her sparkling 1.8 handicap.
She was the undisputed leader of a struggling Woodinville team that hadn’t won a match since 2012. Disinterest and dwindling roster numbers had caused the losses to pile up to the point that losing was now a foregone conclusion.
As Machida walked off the 9th green, she made her way toward second year coach Ruth Krochmalny.