Boys’ Golf: Sophomore goes to CCS Finals

June 1, 2009 — by Brian Kim

Shooting 74 in the individual qualifier, sophomore No. 3 player Andrew Cho placed seventh at CCS trials on May 16 at Rancho Cañada golf course in Monterey. Senior No. 2 player J.B. Lee also represented the Falcons at the event, but did not move on to finals alongside Cho.

Despite performing well in qualifiers, Cho said he struggled on an unfamiliar course while competing in finals.

“I really did not do well,” said Cho. “There were a lot of penalties for hitting everywhere. There were a ton of trees [at Rancho Cañada], so a lot of [my hits] went out of bounds.”

Because only the top eight move on to CCS finals, Lee, who shot 76, placed 17th and was unable to advance.

“It was fun and competitive, and I’m pretty disappointed,” said Lee. “I think I could’ve done better. I’d played [at Rancho Cañada] only a couple of times, so I wasn’t very familiar with the course.”

While Lee plans to compete in tournaments during the summer, he is still undecided on whether he will play for UC Davis next year. Cho still plans on playing for the Falcons next year.

“I want to return to CCS,” said Cho. “I hope that [coach Bill Drennan] stays for next year.”

The Falcons placed third in the El Camino Division this year.