Boys’ golf team goes through ups and downs

April 5, 2010 — by Girish Swaminath

Even after dealing with two tough losses that could potentially put the team out of CCS contention, the Falcons are still trying to keep their hopes up.

The team dealt with a miserable 200-183 loss against Los Gatos High on March 29 at Saratoga Country Club. The scores represent the totals of the top five golfers on each team. Previously, the team lost at home to Milpitas High and tied with Monta Vista High at Deep Cliff Country Club on March 15.

“Our second match against Los Gatos High was one of the most crucial of the year,” said junior captain Kent Paisley. “Since we lost, though, we cannot [most likely cannot] make CCS anymore.”

However, despite the fact that the team as a whole may not qualify for CCS, the top players will still get to compete as individuals.

“The top three or four players in [Saratoga’s] boys’ golf team will probably be able to go as CCS [individual play], depending on their performance in the next two tournaments,” said Paisley.

The top three players on the team are junior Andrew Cho, Paisley and freshman Robbie Parden, who might be able to attend CCS as individuals.

The team practices almost every day at the driving range and players fine-tune their swings.

“We are really working on developing as a team, since there are several freshmen and not many graduating seniors this year,” said Paisley.

The team is working extremely hard to enhance its reputation in the league.

“The bottom three players on the team have been significantly improving and the top three players are really excelling,” said Paisley.