Coming off a strong 2014 season, girls varsity golf plans to defend their Pacific Athletic League (PAL) championship title for the second year in a row.
Coach Ramon Young took over the program in 2010 and has developed the team to three individual PAL titles and one team PAL title. He hopes to continue the team’s tradition of success by defeating the their PAL rivals: Burlingame, San Mateo, and Aragon.
Golf is a game of wisdom. One has to play with a clear head, thinking and planning way ahead for the next shot.”
Young explains his philosophy for success: “Golf is a game of wisdom. One has to play with a clear head, thinking and planning way ahead for the next shot.” He notes that the players’ accuracy of short range shots is more important than their ability to hit the ball far and plans to work on this for he majority of the season. He looks for leadership from senior caption Margaret Sten, junior Naomi Lee, and junior Christiana Park this season.
On September 10, the team competed against the Aragon Dons for their first match of the season. The Bears ultimately lost the match by default due to disqualification when a M-A player illegally used her phone to figure out the distance to the next flag. This left M-A with only five scores instead of having the six scores necessary to complete the match, resulting in an automatic forfeit.
The team will next compete against the Burlingame Panthers on Thursday, September 7 and looks forward to success throughout the season.