Boys’ golf team advances to CCS

May 2, 2014 — by Melissa Magner and Oksana Trifonova

At the league finals on April 29 at the Santa Teresa Golf Course, senior Christian Galvin, the Falcons’ No. 1 player, became league finals champion.

Saratoga High placed third in the SCVAL league finals behind Palo Alto and Gunn, missing the automatic team bid to CCS by three strokes.

Luckily, the team found out on May 1 that they did make it to CCS when they successfully applied for a bid into the tournament because of their undefeated record throughout the season, continuing their winning streak for the past two years. They were scheduled to play against other top-level teams in CCS held at Rancho Cañada Golf Course in Carmel Monterey on May 6.

Earlier, Galvin had 36 strokes in nine holes and juniors Robby Gragnola and Noah Jung had 39 at the Santa Clara Golf Course on April 23, qualifying them for the league finals.

“Winning the league championship was a great way to end my high school golf career,” Galvin said. “This year has gone pretty well overall, and as of now it’s time to really bear down and, for me, since I moved onto CCS individually, keep advancing through it.”

Overall, the players were happy that they advanced to CCS.

“Going into finals I was pretty confident,” Shang said. “Although we didn’t do as well as we had hoped, we still got into CCS as a team and I’m very happy about that.”

For results of CCS play, check saratogafalcon.org or the May 30 print issue.