Girls look to take CIF team title and more

GIRLS GOLF With an experienced team, the ladies defend their title for various tournaments.

Although Diamond Bar High School girls golf has been working  through multiple injuries, the team has still managed to dominate their competition and is ready for CIF playoffs.

The Brahmas currently have an overall record of 12-1, losing only to Troy High School, which ranks as one of the top five teams in the nation.

The girl’s golf team won three tournaments in succession, Chappy Wheeler at Palm Desert High School, Rainbow Sandals at  San Clemente High School and, most recently, the Ayala Tournament.

The team has won the team championship in the Rainbow Sandal Tournament for the third year in a row, this year winning with an overall team score of 372.

“Our team has been in this tournament for 14 years and it was the best score ever. I think the other best score was 385. That was two or three strokes, huge difference,” Coach Tony McCabe said.

Finishing the tournament in the top five were senior Kailie Vongsaga, junior Esther Lee and sophomores Emma Han and Alicia Kuo.

“This event was my lowest 18 hole score ever for my past two seasons, so my teammates and I were pretty happy about that,” Kuo said.

Last week, the varsity team went to Los Serranos Golf Course for the Ayala Tournament, finishing as  the champions. The team scored the overall lowest amount of strokes since 2014 with the score of 389.

Han led the team at the tournament with an amazing score of 75 and was followed closely by Kusnowo and Lee both shooting a 76.

On Oct. 11, the Lady Brahmas won their last match of the season against  Walnut High School, 172-176.

Now they  await the CIF competitions to start. As McCabe predicted, the team is headed to CIF this year starting this week. Kuo said that the team is ready  for the competition.

“Our team is much stronger, deeper, and more mature and experienced. We gained some good freshmen and our pre-existing team has just been getting better,” Kuo said.