Girls’ golf shows promising future

October 14, 2008 — by Tim Rollinson and Uttara Sivaram

The No. 1 and 2 players are sophomores. The No. 3 player is a freshman. Typical JV team, right?

No, this is the first year girls’ varsity golf team led by sophomores Uttara Sivaram and Annaliese Parker and freshman Jayten Weiss. The single freshman on the team, Weiss, who took the No. 3 spot despite having only one year of previous experience, has proven to be a key player.

“This season has been really fun and I plan on playing for the next four years,” said Weiss.

The roster also shows another positive stat—no seniors.

“There are a lot of young players and they all work together really well,” said coach Casey Hall. The team says that although their record may not indicate it, they have had a successful first season and have stayed competitive with much more experienced teams. A win over Woodside and a slim loss to rival Los Gatos prove the potential of these girls.

“Many of the girls have only been playing golf for a short amount of time,” said Hall, “so the opportunity to play so often and be surrounded by other girls who enjoy the game is phenomenal.”

The two sophomores on the team have stepped up to fill the No. 1 and 2 spots. Sivaram missed a chance to play on the co-ed team last year but has been enjoying her No. 1 spot while Parker complements her well, posting similar scores as the No. 2 player.

“It is a little weird being the only freshman on the team, but overall it’s been a good experience,” said Weiss.

This young group has an impressive amount of leadership and has paved the way for a bright future for the team.

“We are going to go out and give it our all in every match,” said Hall. “Winning is just an added bonus.”

The team will wrap up their season on Oct. 15 with a match against Burlingame and Capuchino at Poplar Creek.

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