By Maxine Zuriff ’22
The varsity girls golf team started off the year by winning many victories. Head coach Marge Chamberlain is focusing all her time on the varsity team, which consists of eight girls. The team began training during the summer and has been working hard to keep up the wins. During the spring, middle school golf will start. The middle school golf team consists of seventh and eighth graders. Although golf is an individual sport, the girls work together to make themselves better players and support each other no matter what.
During the varsity team’s first match on Sept. 7 against Chaminade, they won by a score of 187 to 272. Team captain Josie Baker ‘18 shot an even par of 36, and Daisy Wan ‘20 shot one under par and made three birdies during the match. The team’s second match was against Louisville High School. The girls won 188 to 286. Baker scored one under par with two birdies.
The girls played their first mission league match on Sept. 19 and took the win. Wan took the lead carding three under 33 with two birdies and one eagle. Katie Kennedy ‘21 had her best round of the season so far with a 37.
Yet another victory from the varsity girls on Sept. 26, winning their fourth match against Notre Dame, 187-205. Wan was the top player at the end of the match, achieving her top score during the season so far. Skylar Graham ’20 and Baker both scored an even par 34 while Kimberly Wan ’21 fired off a 39.
The varsity team competes in division games, a mid-season tournament, a final tournament and the CIF championship. Since 2015, the team has not lost a single divisional match.
“Playing varsity golf is so much fun. The upperclassman are so nice and supportive and fun to be around. Being on varsity golf has made me an all-around better golfer and has been a great experience so far,” Kennedy said.
The JV team consists of five girls. So far their season has started out slow, coming in sixth place during the Mission League match. They have been practicing a lot to achieve a better outcome.
Despite having such a small team, the girls work hard and always have a good time. Chamberlain has been helping the girls improve their golf game.
“I love playing on team with five members because so far it has made us closer. Everyone is so supportive to one another,” Natalie Phillips ‘21 said.