By SHIVAM SUDAME
Girls Varsity Golf made the cut for Women’s Southern California Golf Association qualifying tournament at the South Divisional, finishing second out of 20 teams. The Trojans shot a 13-over-par 383, finishing a marginal two strokes behind La Serna. Last year, UHS placed third, losing to La Serna and Corona del Mar by one stroke.
The Trojans were led by Dana Choi (So.), who fired a 2-under 72. She was followed by Samantha Cabunag (Jr.) and Coco Yang (Fr.), who shot an even-par 74 and a 75, respectively.
“My improvements during the season definitely helped with my performance. I had 6 birdies which assisted me with the score I was able to put out,” Choi said. “Although we didn’t get first, I know that my team was and is capable of winning.”
UHS entered as the large favorites, with perhaps the most dominant team in school history. They had set a school record finishing four-under in a match this season, and were ranked as the top team in the county.
However, the team felt let down by their performance, and felt they should have finished first. “We get to keep moving on which is good, so we are happy about that,” said coach Kevin Kasper (Athletics Dept.) in an interview with the OC Varsity. “Finishing second is something to be proud of. It is a good score, and we have accomplished a lot. The season is not over yet, but we felt like would could have won.”
The Trojans look for vindication at the WSCGA team qualifier at Chino Hills on Thursday.