Boys golf performs above par

Boys golf performs above par

With an undefeated overall record, the Diamond Bar boys golf team dominated this season. The team’s strong players and determined mindsets eventually led four Brahmas to the CIF playoffs. 

“The greatest success of the team this season is that we remain undefeated at both varsity and JV levels, 13-0 Varsity and 4-0 JV,” head coach Jason Tuck said via iMessage. “Another success is the development of our young players who are gaining experience through competition in key matches.” 

In both of their recent games against Walnut, the boys emerged victorious, with scores of 207-199 and 231-216. However, despite the team’s perfect record, there were a few problems in the players’ decision-making on the fairways. 

“The area needing the most improvement, in my opinion, is balancing risk vs reward on certain shots during key parts of a competitive round,” Tuck said. 

Essentially, he wants the team to play safely in the middle to ensure that the ball is clear of hazards around the course.

This year’s League Finals were successful, with many players shooting beyond expectations. Four Brahmas made it to the first-team all-league, with sophomore Samson Li winning League MVP and freshman Logan Park finishing second. Additionally, seniors Henry Yang placed fourth and Elson Liu placed eighth in League Finals. Even though the season has finished for most of the players, they continue to practice for an even better season next year. Both Logan Park and Samson Li are continuing on to individual CIF tournaments on May 15 at Cross Creek. 

Before playing in tournaments, the coach makes sure that everybody is ready and gets some practice before a match starts. 

“Our coach keeps the team in shape by hosting practices at 

Royal Vista and practice rounds at Mountain Meadows,” junior Kyle Lim said. “He makes sure everyone is active and swinging.”

“The team is well motivated to remain undefeated and continue our success throughout the playoffs, CIF, SCGA and State competitions. It’s a real pleasure to coach these fine young men,” Tuck said.