Lady Brahmas finish second to Torrey Pines

Diamond Bar girls golf team followed suit from last season, finishing second in CIF for the second consecutive year. This season was another remarkable year in which DB added onto its excellent golfing legacy. Falling short behind Torrey Pines for the second time, the Lady Brahmas gained much experience and confidence heading into next season.

“We maxed out this season. Last year’s team was an unbelievable team, but we were about 20 strokes better than last year,” coach Tony McCabe said.

Losing to TP last year by 18 in the state finals, the Lady Brahmas were determined to take first this year. Although that did not quite happen, DB, yet again, proved that a high school in a suburban area can compete with the big boys. The Lady Brahmas lost to TP by 32. “They got better. Our team this year, the scores that we posted, were the best scores in state history except for Torrey Pines,” McCabe said.

Now that first place was out of reach, it was a classic rivalry match between cross-town rivals, DB and Walnut, for the runner-up.

It was a close head-to-head match. After sophomore Josephine Chang shot a 75, she tied Walnut at 396. Now it was up to senior Lynn Lee who shot an 89 while Walnut shot a 90, ending the second place match as a victory for the Lady Brahmas.

It has been such a tradition in Diamond Bar for golf that it has been common to place in CIF state.    “It was an unbelievable match for us. The girls were so excited. We worked so hard and we overcame. All our players were awesome,” McCabe said.