Girls’ golf makes statement with huge non-league win

Cole Jacobson

In the home opener of the varsity girls’ golf team’s 2014 season Tuesday, the squad asserted itself as one of the San Fernando Valley’s top programs, defeating Oaks Christian (1-2 overall, 1-0 in Marmonte League play) by a score of 219-225 at the Encino Golf Course.

The freshmen phenoms dominated, as Karina Gou ’18 led the Wolverines with the match’s best overall score at 39 strokes needed for nine holes, while classmate Josie Baker ’18 only needed 40. Junior Lauren Song ’16 had the only birdie of the day on her way to shooting a 43. Overall, it was a significant win for the team, as they not only stunned the Los Angeles Daily News staff (who had Oaks Christian ranked second in the area in a Sept. 8 poll, while not including Harvard-Westlake in the top 10 at all) but also atoned for last year’s match, in which they lost to Oaks Christian by 25 strokes.

Head Coach Marge Chamberlain said after the win: “Our team is young and we continue to support each other and contribute in more ways then just score.  On any day we have players capable of shooting low.”

Now at 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Mission League play, the team looks to ride their momentum as they head back into league play. The Wolverines face off against Flintridge Sacred Heart (1-1, 0-1 in league), coached by former Harvard-Westlake assistant Ric Moore, in another home match at 3:15 p.m.. on Sept. 11.