Girls’ Golf defeats FHSA in season opener


Claire Dennis ’18 tees off during the girls’ golf season opener against FHSA. The team won 210-258, while Dennis shot 8-over 45. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

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The Girl’s Golf team opened its season with a 210-258 win over Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Thursday at the Encino Golf Course.

Looking at how the match will affect the rest of the season, Chantalle Wang ’17 said that the team had mostly positive takeaways from the season opener.

“I think we learned about how well our pairings work,” Wang said.  “Because a couple of new players joined, we tested out our pairings for this match and I think it was pretty good today.”

The team’s six starters included a pair of freshmen, Daisy Wan ’20 and Skylar Graham ’20.  Wan and Graham partnered with Wang and Josie Baker ’18, respectively.  The final pairing was Claire Dennis ’18 and Carolyn Hong ’17.

“I think they were good,” Wang said, when talking about the freshmen.  “Daisy played a really good round of golf. Even though she still wants a better score, I think she did really well.”

Wan had the match’s low card at 1-under 37.  Despite making her varsity debut, Wan feels that she was not pressured and well prepared for the match.

“It was my first high school game, but I actually play a lot of tournaments, usually, so I wasn’t nervous,” Wan said.  “It was fun, and kind of exciting, first high school game, but it wasn’t really out of the ordinary for me.”

The team’s pursuit of its first league championship in seven seasons will continue on Sept. 8, when the players travel to Balboa Park to take on Chaminade.