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Another great season for SRHS girls golf

Another great season for SRHS girls golf

The Scripps Ranch High School girl’s golf team finished runner-up this week in the CIF San Diego Section Division 1 team golf championships.

Last year, the golf team went undefeated through its regular season, 22-0, making Lady Falcons history. This year the team was 18-1 in the season, and the girls had their sights set on CIF.

Coach Todd Wilson said since last year, the team has improved and gotten stronger.

“We have a close-knit team. They’re all friends, they all hang out, they all push each other,” Wilson said. “They all want to be number one on the team, so they all push each other to be better than they realize they are.”

Wilson said the difference is noticeable in the team during tournaments between this year and last year.

“We couldn’t all score well on the same day (last year),” Wilson said. “We’d have a couple girls score really well and then we’d have a couple girls score ok, then a couple girls would have kind of a bad rep.”

But the overall improvement had Wilson looking forward to competing at CIF, which was held at Admiral Baker Golf Course. From there, two teams in the San Diego CIF section will move on to regionals.

“It’s exciting now because it seems like they’re all coming around and playing well when it’s playoff time,” Wilson said.

The Lady Falcons were seeded number three in the county, trailing Mater Dei Catholic High School, which was the number one seed in the county, and Rancho Bernardo High School, seeded number two.

According to Wilson, the team was right behind Rancho Bernardo with a 14.42 differential.

“As a team, we’re averaging just three shots behind Rancho Bernardo, so that’s going to be the battle right there,” Wilson said. “I’m setting my girls up. I’m trying to get them pumped up and saying, ‘we need to beat Rancho Bernardo.’”

While Wilson remained hopeful that the whole team will move from CIF to regionals, he expected a couple of the players to move on, at least individually, to regionals.

The players who competed together at CIF were Kathleen Keomahavong, number two in scoring average; Napua Glossner, number three in scoring average; Franchesca Garcia; Zoee Lynch; and Isabella Ranches.

Unfortunately, senior Jolina Bui did not make it to the playoffs, but Wilson said that Bui was instrumental in helping the team out and motivating the players throughout the season.

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