Boys’ golf team off to a hot start

March 28, 2014 — by Arman Vaziri

The boys’ golf team, who is 8-0 as of March 25, continued its hot streak this week.

 

The boys’ golf team, who is 8-0 as of March 25, continued its hot streak, beating Los Gatos 197-209 at La Rinconada Country Club on March 17. The team was led by junior Robby Gragnola and senior Christian Galvin, who shot 38 and 36 respectively. 
Another key victory was against Monta Vista 155-188 at Deep Cliff Golf Club on March 25, which was led by senior Christian Galvin and junior Arman Vaziri, who both shot 29. 
With the victories against important challengers Los Gatos and Monta Vista, the Falcons have almost surely secured first place in their league championship in the El Camino Division for the second consecutive year.
“It is such an amazing feeling, beating Los Gatos since they are our biggest rivals,” Gragnola said. “We don't beat them very often in the sports at our school, so beating them twice in the sport that I play feels great.”
As the likely league champions, the team is thinking ahead.
“Since we are pretty likely to win league, we are looking ahead to trying to make CCS and everybody is just trying to get through these last few matches so we can focus on the more important events,” sophomore Lucas Peng said.
The team’s strength comes mostly from the upperclassmen who mentor the improving underclassmen.
“As a freshman, or at least me, our goal is to get on the traveling team,” freshman Wyatt Schulman said, referring to the six players of the 12-person team who travel to the matches. “Just being at the course practicing four days a week really helps.” 
Since the season is halfway over, the boys’ golf team is getting ready for the upcoming Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals and CCS, which will occur in May. The team placed second in SCVAL finals last year and made it to the first round of CCS last year. 
“I think that the team is getting close to putting it all together for league finals,” coach David Gragnola said. “We need to continue to stay sharp and my hope is that all players will have it together by the end of April.”
 
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