Girls golf swings to state champs

Andrew Choi, Sports Editor

The Lady Brahmas have made history. The Diamond Bar girls golf team won the 2014 CIF State Championship, just a few weeks after winning the CIF Central Division Championship for the third consecutive year. The Lady Brahmas, with a first place score of 381, dominated the tournament by defeating second place Torrey Pines by 20 strokes.

Senior captain and UCLA-bound Bethany Wu finished fourth overall in the Individuals category and led the DB team by shooting a 73. Junior Kaitleen Shee and freshman Crystal Wang both shot a 74 and senior Joan Park finished close behind them with a score of 76. Junior Josephine Chang and senior Rachel Chung finished the round with a score of 84 and 87, respectively.

“This win is such a historic win for all of us. After coming up short in the past two years, we were finally able to overcome this obstacle and make history. This championship is such a great way to end the season and my high school career,” Park said.

The girls golf team were dominant for the entire season. Prior to the postseason, the Lady Brahmas went undefeated in the Palomeres League and seized the Freelance Championship. On Oct. 8, the girls golf team won its first ever Knabe Cup Tournament, defeating second place Mira Costa by five shots. DB’s dominance continued the following week as the team, just seven strokes behind, earning a second place finish in the Ayala Tournament. Few weeks later, the Lady Brahmas captured their third consecutive CIF Central Division Championship.

Wu had an exceptional season as well. The UCLA-commit athlete was named the League MVP for the fourth straight year. She also participated in the annual Junior Ryder Cup, in which she helped Team USA gain a victory over Team England.