Shawnee Martinez's putter had been the focus of scrutiny this season.
The Enochs High sophomore started with one, went to another, shifted to a third ... and eventually returned to the original club.
She might switch yet again before getting back onto the junior tournament circuit.
An erratic putter ended Martinez's season Monday, as she shot 8-over 80 at the Northern California Golf Championship at Almaden Country Club in San Jose.
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"I struggled with the slick greens," said Martinez, who three-putted four holes. "I had to adjust to the greens as we played. I don't get a lot of work on fast greens playing at Dryden (in Modesto)."
An erratic putter was about the only negative for Martinez this fall. She captured the Modesto Metro Conference and Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournaments, earning her way to the NorCal event.
She was was 10 strokes out of the top spot, but expects to improve on that next season.
"I don't even turn 16 until February, so I've got a lot of golf to play," said Martinez, looking forward to her Sweet 16 party on Feb. 22. "It was a difficult course today, much more than what we normally play on during the season."
A number of holes featured water on one side of the fairway, and out of bounds on the other. Martinez was six-over on the front nine, but rallied for a 2-over in the last nine.
"I was happy with the way I drove off the tee and my approach shots were good, but I struggled on the green," said Martinez, whose loyal gallery included her sister -- former NorCal participant Marina Martinez -- her mother and her grandmother.