Girls golf finishes ninth in CCS tournament


Michael Sikand

Katherine Zhu (11) follows through after her hit. Girls golf ended their season with a ninth place finish at the CCS tournament.

by Nerine Uyanik, Reporter

The girls golf team competed against 12 other schools in their second appearance at the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament on Tuesday.

The team left for the golf course the day before the tournament and lodged at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

“We were just pretty excited that we got into CCS because that wasn’t what we imagined,” Katherine Zhu (11) said. “We were happy with how we played this whole season, and the fact that we got into CCS was surprising [and] really nice.”

The girls scored a 427 on the course, finishing ninth at the CCS tournament.

St. Francis, Palo Alto and Valley Christian, the top three placing teams at the tournament, qualified for the Northern California qualifiers.

Although Harker’s team did not move on to the Northern California qualifiers, the girls held positive thoughts about the tournament.

“Although we didn’t win CCS, it was just a really good experience,” freshman Larissa Tyagi said. “I think we bonded a lot as a team, and that, ultimately, helped us get so far in the season.”

This tournament was also girls’ golf captain Vienna Wang’s (12) last match as a member of the Harker golf team.

“It’s our motivation and our determination that got us this far–to CCS, and that’s admirable of my teammates,” she said. “This [tournament] is very special to me because I am a senior and it’s my last time playing on the golf team.”

The girls golf team ended their season after the CCS tournament with a 9-3 record.