Seniors drive to another title

GOLF: Senior captains Josh Song and Dylan Stone lead the young team to winning the league title. The five varsity players won 11 games in a row.

Sophia Kim, Asst. Sports Editor

Led by senior captains Josh Song and Dylan Stone, Diamond Bar High School’s boys golf team once again won the Palomares League title, with a record of 11-1. The team clinched the title in its meet against the Glendora Tartans, 199-206, on April 27.

Starting off the season with 11 straight wins, the team continued to score low, and won against all odds. Defeating tough teams in the league like Glendora and Bonita, the team had a successful season, according to coach Tony McCabe.  Despite losing its senior golfers from last year, the team was able to stay strong throughout the season and win its title as league champs.

Song and Stone have been guiding the young team in the right direction since the start of the season. While Song has been teeing off with the first group to lead the boys, Stone has been playing in the last group to help the team’s younger players. According to Mccabe, both captains on the team have qualities of a leader, as they know how to handle situations with their knowledge of the rules.

“Dylan closes out the match and closes the game out, like a great point guard in basketball,” McCabe said.

Sophomore Thomas Lee, a returning varsity golfer from last year, has been playing well, and contributing greatly to the team’s wins this season. Always shooting a steady low score for the team, Lee has only benefitted the team, according to McCabe.  In addition, freshmen Sam Cho and Brian Chiu have been in the Top 10 of league scoring leaders, according to McCabe.

“[Lee] played the best golf against toughest team, which is what you want to see and don’t expect out of young players,” McCabe said.

With five strong core players in the varsity team, the Brahmas have been among the best teams from the start, according to McCabe. Defeating Bonita at their home course was a great accomplishment for the Brahmas this season, as the boys were able to win despite their unfamiliarity with the course. DBHS’ boy’s golf team beat Bonita with a score of 192.

Although the boys were undefeated in league, the team took eighth place in the Knabe Cup, as many of the best high school golf teams across California shot well. Song, Stone, and Lee shot a 78, while Cho shot a 79.

Cho, Song, and Stone have qualified for CIF league individuals with Song taking second in league, Stone third, and Cho placing. On May 9, the CIF individuals took place at the Indian Canyon in Palms Springs but none of the players made the cut of 75. On Monday, the team played team divisionals at Los Serranos.