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Boys golf works towards qualifying for finals

    By Valerie Nea

    Copy Editor

      Tomorrow at 9:00 p.m the varsity boys golf team will be competing in the Montview League Prelims at the El Prado Golf Courses.

      Last year, all six varsity players that participated in prelims qualified for League Finals.

      “This year we have a lot of new players, so a lot of them don’t really know what is expected,” stated Coach Steven Swanson. “Traditionally we’ve always done really well but some of the news kids kind of came in thinking it’s just fun. It’s also very competitive so I want them to learn to compete a little more.”

      Despite the lack of experience amongst players, the team is still able to thrive due to their hard work during practices. They have had a winning streak for their past six games and look to continue this.

      “I practice for two hours on the weekend as well,” stated freshman Ryan Wong. “My goal for prelims is to try to score as many pars as possible and make it to CIF. Because it’s my first year, I feel that I need to work harder.”

      Last Thursday, the boys played their second game against Gladstone High School this season. Scores were unavailable during press time. The boys also played the Gladiators earlier this season on April 11, and won, 238-313.

      On April 18, the team went against Azusa High School at the Alhambra Golf Course. The Eagles won, 233-261. The boys also competed with AHS for their third match of the season on March 26, and secured a win, 239-270.

      “On the team we have good chemistry,” said junior Anthony Yu. “Even though this is my first year on varsity, my team always motivates me to play better.”

      For both matches against Duarte High School, the varsity boys clutched a win. In the game on April 16, the team walked away with a win, 238-313. For their first match on March 21, the Falcons forfeited due to a lack of players. After the two teams discussed, they settled with leaving the win to the Eagles, 234-300.

       The team faced their biggest rivals, San Dimas High School on April 9 for the second time this season, taking home a close victory, 240-241.

      “That was a crazy win,” captain Osiris Sesma, senior, stated. “ We all had to fight for every shot in order to win, and I’m glad we all came together when it counted the most.”

      The boys faced off against San Dimas for their first match of the season on March 19 but lost, 264-248.

      “I felt like we got off to a rocky start in the beginning of the season,” said senior Mario Melendez. “But we quickly got our game together and we’ve steadily improved as the weeks went by and our scores show that.”

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