Golf finishes season undefeated for second consecutive year


Dakota McNealy (12) hits a golf ball during practice. The golf team was undefeated for the second year in a row and placed second in CCS, qualifying for the Nor Cal Qualifier Tournament.

by Trisha Dwivedi and Alex Wang

The varsity golf team finished the season off undefeated for the second consecutive year, with senior Dakota McNealy leading the team.

This season marks their third consecutive league title as well as a 22-game winning streak.

“We’re 29-1, which is pretty impressive, so it’s a pretty great feat next Monday we have the league championship at Half Moon Bay golf course, so we’re planning on getting the win there and then becoming league champs,” team member Victor Shin (10) said.

Having lost only one game in the past three years, Victor commented on how the team will be affected by the loss of Dakota next year.

“[The streak] really boosts our confidence,” he said. “It’s going to be really good for next year because next year we’re only gonna be missing one key player, but then we get a couple more incoming freshmen.”

Junior Avi Khemani discussed the value of the seniors on the team and their contribution to the team’s victory.

“We only got one senior playing on the team competitively: Dakota,” Avi said. “Everyone wants to learn from him since he’s always composed and confident. Zarek’s playing just for fun, but he always brings smiles with his funny moments so it’s great to have him on the team.”

In spite of these undefeated streaks, Avi and the team hope to overcome one more feat.

“We’re just all practicing to hopefully win CCS for the first time in Harker history and advance to states,” he said.

The team played at the league championships at the Half Moon Bay golf course on Monday.

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on May 4, 2016.