Boys’ varsity golf played its second preseason match against Gabrielino High School on Thursday, March 2 on the Almansor Golf Course. South Pas unable to win the tiebreaker making this the second loss of the season. However later that week, the Tigers scored their first win of the season in their match against Azusa High School on Tuesday, March 7 on the Azusa Greens. South Pas concluded the game with a score of 225-285 raising their overall record to 1-2.
The match against Gabrielino was a close one which initially resulted in a rare tied score of 220-220. The team was unsuccessful in the tiebreaker round which followed, bringing its overall record to 0-2.
Sophomore Josh Ramos showed great skill bringing in a 38, the team’s lowest score of the match. Senior Matthew Wright followed close behind with a score of 39, a considerable improvement from his previous score of 48 in last week’s match against Poly. Senior Andrew Son and freshman Jason Gomez both brought in a score of 46. Sophomore Daniel Sim scored a 51 and freshman Andy Chung concluded the match with a 59.
Considering that a tied score is incredibly rare, it goes to show that the Tigers are working hard on their game in order to improve their record and score better.
Against Azusa, Ramos continued to be South Pas’ strongest player scoring a 41. Wright and senior Elliott Lee came next with scores of 43 and 45 respectively. Chung improved his previous scores by a few strokes with a score of 46. Son and Gomez both wrapped up the match with a 50.
Lee returned to the golf course after being absent for the past two games. His return may have been pivotal in the team’s win this Tuesday by boosting morale and scoring well.
“Everyone’s positive morale before the game definitely contributed to our win. Even though we won, our score still shows that we have room for improvement,” said Lee.
South Pasadena will play Bishop Amat Memorial High School on Tuesday, March 14.