Starting strong with a seven wins and zero losses, girls golf captain and senior Lauren Sung said her team has retained its confidence despite a shortened season last year.
“Just knowing that we can be in the 185 to 190 shooting range, I feel we are definitely big competitors, and going into the offseason especially, we’re excited,” Sung said.
Sung also said she does not expect to fall behind in the league based on the team’s performance so far.
“If all of us blow up, that’s pretty much the only way that the other team could win,” Sung said. “So, I mean I’m feeling pretty confident going into it, and it’s more fun for us because our league is not very competitive.”
Sung said the team is looking forward to playing against its tougher opponents in future competitions.
“Lynbrook is looking to be our toughest competitor, but with that said, we’re still like 20 to 30 strokes ahead of them,” Sung said. “So it’s not a big worry, but we have to make sure our top players are going to show up that day and make sure that we take that match seriously.”
Coach Doyle Knight said the team is working to improve its lag putting — a putt that is usually 10 feet or longer.
“We were either coming up really short or hitting it really far,” Knight said. “But now, they’re narrowing it down, so they’re reducing the mistakes and errors in their scores.”
Knight said the girls plan to keep their skills up when it comes time to play against one of the team’s top competitors, Valley Christian, in CCS.
“I’m looking forward to that challenge at CCS and playing with them, so we’ll see what happens,” Knight said. “And then after that, it’s just trying to keep moving on and getting back to the state tournament.”