Girls’ Golf Emerges as Powerhouse

This article is from Tiger Newspaper’s September 2015 issue

By Kevin Park

Staff Writer

Photo by Tucker Judkins

After leaving with an effortless win last Tuesday against the Azusa Aztecs, girls’ golf capped its fourth straight win this Tuesday with a victory against the Alhambra Moors. The Tigers’ record now stands at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league.

The girls cruised to an easy 214-255 win this Thursday, September 22 against Alhambra high school. Junior co-captain Caitlyn Yamashita and senior co-captain Christine Abbott finished with scores of 35 and 46, respectively, helping the Tigers top the Moors.

The team’s 195-290 blowout win on September 15 against Azusa high school marked its first league win of the 2015- 2016 season. The Tigers’ first and second preseason wins came on September 1 and September 3 against Polytechnic and Westridge, respectively.

The girls’ historic regular season undefeated streak is now at eight years. Coach Goto has played an integral role in their success, bringing South Pasadena all eight Monteview League championships and rebuilding this year’s young team back into a winning golf squad.

“We have looked really strong so far. Our wins can be attributed to a positive attitude and years of practice,” Abbott said. “Even though we have three new starters to the team, everyone has been able to coexist and feed off of our playing partner’s momentum to maintain SP’s tradition of a superb golf program.”