Girls Golf 2018 Season Preview
August 29, 2018
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Following an undefeated 2017-2018 season, the Palo Alto High School girls varsity golf team is looking to carry their past success into the new season with the help of their talented underclassman.
Although losing team captain and former CCS champ Stefanie Yu (‘18), their skilled freshman are looking to make a statement to defend their title. Senior captain Jasmine Choi (‘19), has taken the spotlight to lead the team to another CCS title.
“We have three really strong freshman,” Choi said. “I think they can play at a very competitive level that could potentially take us to the finish line.”
Choi being the only senior on the team has strengthened her leadership when handling with her younger teammates. It’s going to be a tough task for the senior but she has been watching Stephanie Yu (‘18) do it for the past two years.
“I’ve been trying to include everyone because I know each of them are capable of big things but I just think that with my leadership they are going to rise to the occasion if we select them for the final eight.” Choi said.
Despite being one of the youngest teams at Palo Alto High School, Choi believes that this year’s squad can make a strong case to defend their title.
“I think that we can win all tournaments like last season.” Choi said. “Even though we don’t have a strong senior presence, I believe that our work ethic can take us there.”
Not only does Choi believe in her team but so does junior co-captain Katherine Sung (‘20).
“I have a good feeling about our success this season.” Sung said. “Especially with our talented freshman, I see great things ahead of us.”
Sung will be looking to help build a strong core for the team so that their success can continue for years to come. Her two younger siblings, Lauren Sung (‘22) and Sydney Sung (‘22) are also joining the team which will bolster the team connection.
“I really like being junior captain, it gives you a leadership role on the team and I am excited to help the freshman adapt to playing high school golf this year.” Sung said.
Going from club golf to high school golf is a big adjustment but with the help of their captains the transition can be smooth.
“Hopefully, through the leadership of jasmine, priya and I, our freshman class will be successful in helping our team qualify for states this year.” Sung said.
Not only are they preparing the underclassman for this year but they are getting them ready to eventually become team captains so that the recent success doesn’t die off.
This young team’s skills will be put on the line this season but with a title to defend. The Vikings will be kicking the season off at home against Valley Christian on Tuesday, August 28th. They will be looking to maintain their perfect record from last year.