Girls’ Golf Preview: Striving to make it to CCS a third year in a row

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer

With the start of the Girls’ Golf season at Palo Alto High School, the players have been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season.

Coach Doyle Knight is looking to see who will step up and fill the role of their star player Michelle Xie (’15), as she is now in college.

“We recognize that we all have to improve our scores to make up for losing our star player from last year,” Elise Kiya (‘17) said.

Their team has big goals for this upcoming season, and are already setting the bar high. They won the CCS title in 2013 as their first year as a team, and got 4th place in CCS last year, and Coach Knight has high expectations for his team once again.

“We could still be one of the top teams in the area, the girls will just have to work a little harder to maintain that level,” Coach Doyle Knight said.

To get ready for the tough competition, the team has been playing on harder courses so that they are ready for their league tournament and CCS, working on lag putting, and also working on improving their distance control.

“They all wrote down the top five aspects of their game they need to work on and are concentrating on that during practice,” Coach Knight said.

The team is focused and wants to make it to CCS for a third year in a row. They know that the competition will be tough, but they also know what they need to do to make it there.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the girls handle the pressure of playing well this year,” Coach Knight said.

The team won their first match against Homestead on Thursday, September 3, 217-256, and will play Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday, September 8.