By Chelsea Khakshouri
Finishing in 12th place at CIF division playoff championships, the girls’ varsity golf team has achieved the second best season in Wolverine history. The team ended the season with an overall record of 10-2.
“We had a successful season since we came in second place in our league and placed in the top half in CIF, which was hard to do,” Amanda Aizuss ’13 said.
The team advanced to the championships and was the only team to place all six of its players in the League Individual Finals.
The finals on Thursday, Oct. 21 were an 18-hole tournament held at Hillcrest Country Club. It was the last match before the CIF-SS Ford Girls Northern Division Team Championships, which were held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Soule Park in Ojai.
Captains Emily Firestein ’11 and Melanie Borinstein ’11 ended their four-year varsity golf careers at Soule Park.
“Since 2007, they have been the cornerstones for the winning reputation of the girls’ golf program at Harvard-Westlake,” Head Coach Linda Giaciolli said.
The team started the season with a three win streak, but the team lost its next game against Notre Dame, which has the best record in the Mission League.
Giaciolli now looks to Aizuss ’13 and Jessica Wibawa ’13 to lead the team next year with the help of freshmen players Kate Kushi ’14 and Madeline Abrahams ’14. She believes that they have a chance of winning the Mission League title in 2011 as they did in 2008.
“The freshmen, Kate and Maddy were an asset to the team this year.” Aizuss ’13 said. Especially in the final matches when Kate shot her lowest score.”