Girls golf beats Charter Oak

Varsity girls golf defeated Charter Oak 229-298 in a league game on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Senior captain Katherine Muzi led Walnut, carding a three-under par 34. The game was a nine-hole course played at Meadow Mountains Golf Course.

“My mentality was very calm. The thing I love most about golf is the competitive portion of it. You need confidence for sure when you go into a golf game. If you hit a bad shot, you just forget about it and go to the next hole because you can make it up,” junior Nicole Le said.

To prepare for games, Walnut practices during sixth period by playing on courses and practicing techniques including chipping and putting. Many players also train individually after school or over the weekend to hone their skills. Coach Cecil Woods organizes friendly competitions, in which the team plays against one another for rewards such as free snacks and meals.

“I think I can improve on my distance, like how far I hit, and my swing,” freshman Irene Luu said. “[Since this is] my first year on the team, I hope we win state championships. That’s our team’s main goal.”

The team remains undefeated going into its next league game against Diamond Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Meadow Mountains Golf Course.

By Sarah Aie, Sports editor
Photo by Sherlene Su