Recovering from the Glendora loss


Andrew Choi

Senior Alex Lee practices putting for his upcoming match against Wilson.

Andrew Choi, Sports Editor

With one week left in the regular season, the Diamond Bar boys golf team is neck and neck with the Glendora Tartans as both teams are in grasp of capturing the Palomares League title.

With a second place league record of 9-1 in the PL, the Brahmas are currently cruising on a five-game winning streak.
On April 14, the Brahmas faced the third place Bonita Bearcats at the Marshall Canyon golf course. While averaging around 197 shots per match, the Bearcats shot a season best with 188 shots against DB. However, the Brahmas prevailed the match as they shot a 183. Seniors captains Sahith Theegala and Jefferson Kao both shot one over par, rounds of 36.

“We had a great day. Our worst score was a 38 so we had tremendous consistency. Our whole team showed up or we would have lost,” coach Tony McCabe said.

The Brahmas’ only blemish came from the road match against Glendora on March 19. The Tartans shot their season best with 203 while the Brahmas shot their season-worst score of 211.

The loss to Glendora broke the DB’s streak of winning over thirty straight matches.

“Their house is very hard to win at. Nobody wins there because it is such a difficult course to play on and we don’t have the opportunity to practice it. Home court advantage in golf probably has the most value in any sport. You really have to be better than the opponent to win on the road,” McCabe commented.

Last Wednesday, the Brahmas participated in the annual Knabe Cup Tournament. DB came into the tournament as the two-time defending champion. Last year, Class of 2014 graduate Dean Sakata captured the title for DB as he shot a 67. However this year, the streak ended as Palos Verdes came out as victors while the Brahmas finished in fifth place with a score of 307. Theegala was the lone highlight for DB as he shot a one under par.

“We were a few shots out of first place. Palos Verdes is a very talented team. It was a good day for us, but we have a bigger fish to fry to. We sacrificed getting ready for the Knabe Cup to beat Bonita,” McCabe stated.

Theegala has been having a season filled with achievements. Before he heads off to Pepperdine University to play for the golf team, the senior was invited to the United States Golf Amateur Four-Ball Championship which will take place on May 2 to 6 at Olympic Club in San Francisco.