Looking for a repeat of team’s perfection

The Lady Brahmas look to repeat their CIF title run and finish undefeated in their league games.


Ryan Chae, Asst. Sports Editor

Picking up from last year’s success as CIF State champions and inaugural league champions of the Palomares League, the Lady Brahmas look to win their eleventh consecutive league title and repeat their title run. With expectations high, the girls seem to be handling the pressure, building a 12-0 record, prior to Tuesday’s game.

However, the team’s biggest challenge is dealing with unfamiliar courses against the other teams.

“Home field advantage is the biggest in golf because you’re used to your greens, ” head coach Tony McCabe said.

The girls’ biggest contest of the year was their first match against Glendora, at the Lady Tartans’ own course. The team was able to steal the win, 200-205, after being down until the last two holes. The Lady Brahmas were led by senior captain Josephine Chang and freshman Kailie Vongsaga, scoring two under par and one under through the round, respectively

Three weeks later, the girls took a commanding league lead to handing Glendora its second league loss, 190-246.

While the team has had to deal with the losses of former captains Bethany Wu and Joan Park, Diamond Bar has been able to find success in some familiar faces and others as well.

Chang has been a leader for the team, according to McCabe, scoring multiple rounds under par.

Along with Chang, Vongsaga has made an impact in her first year at DBHS. She has scored under par in most matches, nearly breaking the school’s scoring record. At the San Clemente Tournament, where the girls finished third overall, Vongsaga finished the individuals in second place.

With the season’s end nearing, the team looks to be in shape for the playoffs.

“It’s gonna be tough to repeat last year. That was a tremendous team, but the girls have been able to pick it up this year,” McCabe said, “We’ve got a good base of golfers.”

The Lady Brahmas have already secured a spot in the postseason, giving them the opportunity to continue their hopes of repeating. The team has a match against Ayala and Rueben on Oct. 15 and League Individual Finals on Oct. 22.