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Girls’ golf cut from playoffs

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Ellie Koo ’24 takes a swing in a match against Marlborough on Nov. 12.

The Girls’ Varsity Golf team ended their season after California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) Finals with an undefeated league record of 7-0 and an overall record of 11-1. The team won back-to-back league titles and was placed in the D1 Championship, however, the team finished in sixth, a couple places away from qualifying for the Southern California Finals. Throughout the season, the team remained undefeated until their last season match, where they lost to Notre Dame.

The team placed second and fourth in two of the top invitational tournaments during the season. Additionally, the team set several records, including achieving a total team score of 167 in a nine hole match during midseason and 349 in the 18 hole match in the final league. Individually, Kaydence Kim ’25 and Elynne Park ’25 set a school record of 31 for nine holes.

Park said her commitment to practicing played a huge role in achieving the school record.

“As to accomplishing the school record, I honestly feel very, very proud of being able to represent girls golf within a greater community, and most especially the effort me and Kaydence daily practice and commitment built up to being able to achieve that record,” Park said.

Kim said she remained dedicated and patient in order to improve her game.

“I’ve been working toward becoming a better golfer, and setting the school record for the lowest 9 hole score makes me feel like I’ve made a good amount of progress,” Kim said. “Every time I play, I try to set realistic goals for myself and that day, I wanted to break 30. Although my game was a little off, I still managed to shoot 31 which shows that my practice has paid off.”

Girls Golf Program Head Branden Augustus said he is extremely proud of the team’s performance.

“This was by far our best season since I’ve been Program Head,” Augustus said. “The JV team was outstanding as well. They went undefeated and beat several opposing Varsity teams. We also had JV players join the varsity lineup on several occasions in which they really helped the team by contributing good scores. It was nice to have good players on both levels.”

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