Girls golf reaches CCS after 10 years


Adrian Chu

Sophomore Katherine Zhu swings her club in the bunker at the girls’ senior night game.

by Justin Su, Assistant Sports Editor

The girls golf team won the 2015 WBAL Championship Tournament on Oct. 28 to qualify for the CCS tournament for the first time in 10 years.

“It felt really good to qualify CCS as a team because it was an unreachable goal for my four years. Finally [during] my last year we made it as a team, not just as an individual,” Ashley Zhong (12) said. “I’m sure it going to be really fun to go to CCS as a team.”

The team left for the golf course the day before the tournament and stayed in a nearby hotel.

Katherine Zhu (10), who shot a 69 score at the CCS tournament, gave her thoughts on qualifying for the tournament and the way the team played.

“I think we did pretty well this season and in CCS considering we’ve never played the course before and we didn’t have much time to prepare for it,” Katherine said. “I think we were all really excited because it was the first year the girls’ golf team went to CCS in 10 years.”

The girls finished eighth at the CCS tournament, scoring a 443 on the course.

“Even though we didn’t play as well as we could have at CCS, it was a great improvement from the season,” Vanessa Tyagi (10) said. “We got a lot better at putting, which [we were able to] drop a lot, [and] our overall game was a lot better.”

Despite not moving on to the NorCal qualifiers, senior Daphne Liang had positive thoughts about the tournament.

“I’ve been on the team since my freshman year and every year we’ve been so close to making it as a team,” Daphne said. “This year I didn’t think we would make it but we did and it was surreal; it was a like a dream come true. It was such a great way to end my last golf season. I was just really happy.”

While the team’s season ended after the tournament, Katherine placed third overall, qualifying for the NorCal individual tournament for a second year in a row.