By Kevin Park
The SPHS varsity girls’ golf team played a crucial league match on Tuesday against their number one rival, Gabrielino High School at Almansor park, edging out the Eagles, 201-221. This win extends their unbeaten record to 9-0, league record 4-0.
Many of the upperclassmen led the team to reach their lowest total score of 201. Senior captains Katie Rosenberg and Alyssa Carlos carried the team with scores of 34 and 38 points, respectively. Sophomore Caitlyn Yamashita shot for a 41 and the third senior captain Amy Chong scored a 42. Sophomore Emily Swanson rounded off the team’s score, shooting a 46.
“The team wants to do better every game and strives for the best,” Chong said. “We knew we had tough competition with Gabrielino and we tried to score the best we could to maintain the undefeated league title.”
South Pasadena has been consistent in every match this year, resulting in their historic season. Many players also give credit to their team bonding, which has helped them find success.
“The team is doing so well because we have a lot of talent and the chemistry is amazing. We know each other so well and we play with well together,” Carlos said. “The team is just incredible. The talent alone is amazing and we have a young team, so for us to work this well together is great. We are a family and I love them.”
On Thursday, the team will be divided, with several players participating in the Magnolia Park Optimist Club Invitational Tournament at the Bell Golf Course, while the other Tigers will take on Azusa High School.