Trying to Reach Their Full Potential

James Kil, Asst. Sports Editor

After a successful season last year, the Diamond Bar’s varsity girls golf team strives to reach greater heights. The Lady Brahmas are off to a great start, as they are 5-0, at the top in the Palomares League and ready to chase after the state title.

Last year, the talented golfers won league for the eighth straight year while having an overall record of 15-1. The Lady Brahmas also won CIF and placed second in state, losing to Torrey Pines High School, the four time state champs. DB won the Ayala tournament and placed third in the San Clemente tournament.

“I think we played pretty well. Everybody stepped up when we really needed them. We had a lot of close calls winning by tie breakers but we managed to go all the way to state. We all played the best to our abilities and as a team,” senior co-captain Joan Park said.

This year, the Lady Brahmas are expected to win league and CIF again. Instead of winning each game by a tiny margin, they hope to clean up their mistakes so that they blow-out other teams.

“We have to get through all those hoops again. When you win close every time, you could have lost at any time,” Coach Tony McCabe said.

Co-captains seniors Bethany Wu, Park, juniors Kaitleen Shee and Josephine Chang will be the key players to help DB to another successful year. With the addition of freshman Crystal Wang, DB will pose a greater threat. With the talented group of golfers that DB has, the Lady Brahmas look to surpass Torrey Pines and win State.

“Everything we are doing right now is getting us ready for it. We’re planning to go to the state finals,” McCabe said.

Losing in a tie breaker against Troy High School, Diamond Bar placed third in the San Clemente Tournament on 26. Unfortunately, DB did not have Wu because she was in Scotland playing for the United States in the Junior Ryder Cup. Torrey Pines came in first with a score of 387, Troy and DB with 406.

The Junior Ryder Cup consisted of six boys and girls from the United States and Europe. This year, it took place at Blairgowrie Golf Club, Blairgowrie in Scotland. The U.S. won for the fourth consecutive time. Wu played in three matches, losing one foursome, and tying the other two.

Although the golfers did not beat Torrey Pines like they wanted to, the Lady Brahmas still managed to beat Mira Costa High school, the best team in the CIF Southern Division.