Girls’ golf avoids trap, wins regular season finale

Cole Jacobson

In the final match of the varsity girls’ golf team’s regular season, the Wolverines took care of business, handily defeating Mission League opponent Louisville (1-4 overall, 1-4 in league) by a score of 213-253 at the Woodland Hills Country Club on Thursday.

As has been the case for every match this season, freshmen led the way for the Wolverine squad. Josie Baker ’18 had the match’s overall lowest score with 38 shots for nine holes, and classmate Karina Gou ’18 placed second on the team with a 40 despite facing two “unplayable lie” penalties. Lauren Song ’16 also had a solid day, needing only 43 shots for the round.

Head Coach Marge Chamberlain liked her team’s performance, saying: “Our team has worked hard and is peaking at the right time. We have stressed mental toughness and staying focused and committed to processing our goals.  Josie and Karina continue to develop and impress and push Lauren, Vivian [Lin ’16], Carolyn [Hong ’17], Chantalle [Wang ’17], and Paula [Lahera ’16]. We have several  players who are capable of shooting in the 30’s and are looking forward to the challenge at the  Mission League Championship.”

The Wolverines’ dual match season is complete at 7-1 overall and 6-1 in league play, as they will finish the regular season at second place in the league unless Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (6-0 overall, 5-0 in league) unexpectedly slips up in one of its final two matches. The team now has a well-timed break from competition — Chamberlain said, “Our freshmen can go on retreat and return in time for the League Championship” – as the Mission League Team Finals don’t take place until Oct. 20, at the Harding-Wilson Golf Course at 10 A.M.