Golf wins first match of the season

By Alex Nakagawa

Assoc. Sports Editor

Despite the harsh weather conditions that plagued many of the athletes at Eaton Canyon golf course this afternoon, South Pasadena was able to push through with a solid performance to rack up its first win of the season against the Temple City Rams after a long spring break.

“The wind and rain was a little daunting, but our team tried its best until the end,” junior Eddy Moon said. “It was a close game, we won by a single point. But our challenge isn’t over yet, we anticipate a strong season this year!”

This game was a great game for the veteran golfers of the team, as they stepped up their play from last match against the Polytechnic Panthers. Senior Cristian Cotaya led the team with a 45, the lowest that a Tiger has shot so far this season. Senior Robert Lee trailed closely with a 46, followed by sophomore Elliott Lee’s 47. Moon followed with a solid 50, and sophomore Andrew Son and freshman Damian Ugalde capped the score off with a 52 and 55, respectively.

With the win, the Tigers’ record now stands at 1-2 overall and 1-1 in league. South Pasadena’s next match up will be against the top-ranked La Canada Spartans, who stand first in the Rio Hondo league, and showboat who UC Berkeley recruit Collin Morikawa. South Pasadena will have to step up as three starters from the team will be unable to participate.