By Kevin Park
South Pasadena High School varsity girl’s golf team finished their season today, placing 8th out of 22 schools, with a total score of 460, in Team CIF at Los Serranos Golf Course in Chino Hills. The Tigers sent all three senior captains: Alyssa Carlos, Amy Chong, and Katie Rosenberg, along with sophomores Emily Swanson and Caitlyn Yamashita, and junior Christine Abbott.
The team could attribute its success to the team chemistry that they built throughout the season. Instead of focusing on getting wins, the team built its relationships with one another, and that is what helped them win the Montview league for the seventh consecutive year.
“Playing with these girls have been some of the best moments in my high school career. We have made so many good memories and it’s sad to know that it’s over,” Carlos said. “We are a family and I will miss the younger players a lot, but I know that they will continue to be the best team in league. It has been fun and I will miss it so much.”
Katie lead the pack with an overall score of 81. Chong and Swanson finished with 88 and 106 respectively. Yamashita hit for a 88. Both Carlos and Abbott with a score of 102.
The Tigers are not completely done yet. Rosenberg, the Montview league MVP for the fourth consecutive year, advanced to the second round of the individuals division of CIF along with 35 other participants. She will play next Thursday, October 6, at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills.
“Ending the season was extremely bittersweet. Getting out of class early, waking up at 5 A.M. for a tournament, making memories on the bus and throughout the games, and especially playing for a high school team makes me want me to repeat high school all over again.” Chong said. The friendship we have built over the past four years is unbreakable and definitely a group of people I will never forget. The players are like sisters to me and words cannot express how much I will miss the team.”