The San Marcos girls golf team just finished one of their most successful seasons yet. They finished second in Channel League after months of hard work and determination. They worked on collaborating as a team and playing well together along with taking time to focus on the crucial skills necessary to win. Long drives and accurate puts helped the Royals rise to the top.
“I think we did a really good job this year and we were really close to winning Channel League which was great.” said junior Amber Chen. “We had good teamwork and it helped that a lot of us knew the difficult courses so we were able to know how to prepare for them and do our best.”
The team ended the season with an overall record of 12-3 and a 6-2 record in League play. At their final match at La Cumbre Country Club, San Marcos lost by only a few strokes to the undefeated Dos Pueblos team with a final score of 221-236. However, sophomore Mallory Sestak was able to medal with a score of only 40 strokes.
“The team played very consistently,” said head coach Sarah Ashton. “and I think every one of them has had a personal best round this year which was great.”
Some highlights from the season include crushing Santa Barbara on September 17, and then again on October 6. Both times the Royals ended up beating them with a final score of over 100 strokes less than the Dons. Other memorable moments include senior Remi Ho shooting a personal best of 37 to earn medalist honors and leading San Marcos to a 211-259 Channel League win over Ventura at Buenaventura Golf Course. Right behind Remi was sophomore Mallory Sestak with 38 and junior Lauren Pitchford with a score of 42. Royals also won their competition after beating San Luis Obispo 246-257 at Birnam Wood, which has been known to be one of the trickier courses, on September 9th. Sestak led the team with a score of only 43 strokes. Remi Ho, Makenzie McBride and Lauren Pitchford all tied with a score of 50 and Amanda Chen finished the scoring with a final score of 53.
Girls golf had a great season this year and they look forward to improving next year as well, aiming to claim the Channel League title over DP.