Golf Expanding its Empire

Sarah Markiewicz, Staff Writer

As a strong end to the season, the Diamond Bar girls golf team performed well individually and as a team. At the individuals on Oct. 27, Bethany Wu tied for first place and was also named League MVP for the fourth time in her high school career. Junior Josephine Chang, freshman Crystal Wang, and senior Joan Park also gained positions in the individual event.

The Lady Brahmas won their third consecutive CIF Southern Central Division Championship with a final score of 358 on Oct. 29. Four of the DB players were able to shoot under par, contributing to the five of them shooting under 12. The Lady Brahmas pulled ahead of Mira Costa and Torrance. Wu led the way finishing second overall in the tournament.

DB had also pulled through with more victories throughout the season, including the Knabe Cup, which they had never won first place for before.

Competing for the 12th time in the semiannual Knabe Cup Tournament on Oct. 8, DB, with an overall score of 297, dominated more than 25 other schools in the team competition and won the contest for the first time.

Out of all of the Lady Brahmas, Wang placed the highest, shooting a two under par and finishing in fourth place in the individual competition. Junior Kaitleen Shee shot even par, while Park and Chang scored one over par and two over par respectively.

While DB did not make a splash with the individual scores, its overall team score gave them a close victory over Mira Costa, which shot a 302 and La Serna, which finished in third with a score of 314.

“We were really close to the second place team and it was really nerve-wracking when we were standing there waiting to see if we won or not,” Shee said via Facebook.

The Lady Brahmas had achieved third place several years ago and made their way up to second place for the past two years, but always came up short.
The girls also participated in the Ayala Tournament recently on Oct. 13, where they managed to take second place with a final score of 396, compared to Mater Dei’s first place score of 389.

In the Palomeres league this season, the Lady Brahmas were able to uphold their respectable position with an undefeated record of 12-0, and therefore seized their eighth consecutive league title, also known as the Freelance Championship.