CIF win sends ladies to State competition

GIRLS GOLF Division champs do well at CIF, qualifying them for the next level.

The Diamond Bar girls golf team is finishing their CIF on par and has high hopes of making it to State finals.

The Lady Brahmas won the CIF Central Division Championship for the sixth time in seven years on Oct. 29 at Los Serranos Golf Course in Chino Hills. The team shot a 3 over par 373 on the par 74 course. They placed first overall and qualified for the CIF finals alongside Mater Dei and Santa Margarita.

“On Monday we played one of the best rounds as a team in school history.  We were committed, together and very well prepared,” coach Tony McCabe said.

Senior Kailie Vongsaga shot the lowest score in the CIF Central Division Championship and was awarded with a medal for her three under par 71.

Sophomore Michelle Chang shot the winning putt that gave the Bramhas a 14-stroke victory and their CIF title.

“Having the low score was pretty cool and I was very happy with the way I played,” Vongsaga said.

During CIF Finals, sophomore Emma Han and junior Angelica Kusnowo both shot a 76, which helped the team earn a spot for the state semifinals. They finished third out of 12 finalists with the score of 385, placing just a point behind Mater Dei.

The team secured a spot in the Southern California Championship at Brookside Golf Course on Nov. 8. They placed third out of ten teams and earned a spot in the state finals for the first time in four years as a team. With the overall score of 395, they were only three strokes  behind Troy High School.

On the same day, Vongsaga, sophomores Alicia Kuo, Emma Han and Chang, and juniors Esther Lee and Kusnowo played individuals. Vongsaga tied for 13th place with the score of 75 out of 122 individual players.

“We are very confident going into the state semifinals at Brookside Golf Course. It will be very tough but we have a good chance to go on to state finals,” McCabe said.

They will be competing in the state tournament today.