Boys golf loses to Troy

Varsity boys golf lost to Troy 206-209 in a non-league match on Monday, April 9 at Industry Hills Golf Club.

Junior Eric Han and freshman Ethan Cheng led the Mustangs with scores of three-over par 39, and junior Jesse Peh finished close behind with a score of 40. Freshman Jason Wu shot 45, and senior Kristopher Lin shot 46.

“I need to improve my mental game. You can’t get mad after you hit a bad shot. That’s why for golf you need short-term memory to forget about the bad shots,” Peh said.

The Mustangs’ goal on par-5s was to hit the ball onto the green in three strokes and two-putt for a par,but they finished with an accumulative score of 6-over-par.

“I feel like coach is trying to get us more prepared and setting us up for the pressure. His expectations are high for us,” Lin said. “I could’ve done better only if I hadn’t lost my ball. I felt that I did well keeping the ball in the fairway and hitting good recovery shots. I had a lot of good up-and-downs.”

Based on the players’ performance in the matches and the qualifying round on Thursday, April 12, Coach Cecil Woods will select two players, in addition to the four he has already selected, to compete in league finals.

“I’m very confident with my game. What’s different from this year [and] last year is that my short game improved, and my swing is much more steady, consistent and easy,” Peh said. “I [hope] our team can get into [the] final round of CIF and get that title down.”

By Ethan Cheng, Staff writer
Photo by Sherlene Su