The girls golf team has a 6-1 record. Since their loss against Gunn High School, the team has won every game.
Palo Alto High School played against Gunn on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Palo Alto Municipal golf course and lost with a score of 195-192. Though disappointed, senior co-captain Michelle Xie believes they can beat them in their next match.
“We all played well in the Gunn match,” Xie said. “And we were really close, so I think if we just minimize our mistakes and think positively, we will play our best games.”
After the loss, the team went on a winning streak and won against Sacred Heart Preparatory 216-232, Saratoga High School 210-125, Los Gatos High School 222-229, Lynbrook High School 198-206 and Wilcox High School 230-356.
Unfortunately, one player suffered an injury and cannot play, but with strong training and a dedicated group, the team is still hoping that their streak will continue. Even with one player lacking, Xie thinks that the team can be just as victorious.
“One of our freshman is injured right now, so our top six consists of two seniors and four sophomores, and one of the sophomores is a new member,” Xie said. “We still want to be able to place well in [Central Coast Sections (CCS)] and [the North California tournament], and hopefully make it to states as a team.”
In doing so, the team will have to face their toughest competition. They will have another chance to prove themselves against Gunn on Oct. 16 and face another tough competitor,
St. Francis High School, if the Paly team makes it to CCS. With the success from last year, Xie is aware of how tough the teams are but believes her team has enough potential to do as well as they did last season.
“There’s some pretty good competition out there,” Xie said. “But if the whole team focuses and plays well, we can win them all.”
With high goals in mind, the co-captains and coach, Doyle Knight, have been working hard to improve.
“Knight has put together lots of drills for most of the members to work on,” Xie said. “I think he understands that some of the better players have their own routines, and he respects that.”