Girls golf dominates in its season opener

Charlie Seymour

The girls golf team started off the season strong with a 203-292 win over Marymount High School in its season opener March 25. This match comes almost a year and a half after the team’s last competition in the previous season’s CIF playoffs in November of 2019 due to COVID-19 postponement of the squad’s usual fall season.

Despite the large gap between competitive seasons, the team still shot consistently low. The low card for the match went to Chronicle Assistant Sports Editor Maxine Zuriff ’22 who scored 38, closely followed by Katie Kennedy ’21 and Claire Young ’24 each shooting 40. 

Kennedy said she is hopeful for a prosperous season with the team’s new coach, Branden Augustus, who was named program head in August.

“I thought [the match] was good and we work well as a team,” Kennedy said. “We’re all super driven to do well and well led by our new coach so it should be a fun and successful season.”

Marine Degryse ’22 credited the team’s strong start to the large number of returning members, making it easier to return to playing after such a long offseason. 

“Our team is stronger than ever,” Degryse said. “With many new girls and returning varsity members all playing together again, I think this season will be a good one.”

The squad looks to take its momentum into another league match on April 13 at Los Robles Golf Course.