Golf Team wins El Camino Division, goes to CCS

May 23, 2013 — by Arman Vaziri

After winning the El Camino division championships with a 12-0 season and then coming second to Palo Alto in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League finals, the boys’ golf team qualified for the first round of CCS on May 8 at Rancho Canada golf course. 

After winning the El Camino division championships with a 12-0 season and then coming second to Palo Alto in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League finals, the boys’ golf team qualified for the first round of CCS on May 8 at Rancho Canada golf course. 
Led by senior Robert Parden and junior Christian Galvin, the six players had a score of 401, not including the worst score, and missed going to the second round of CCS by a mere four shots. Four other teams with the best scores advanced on the day the team played.
 Despite making it to CCS, Galvin believes that the team still should have done better.
“[We did] better than the past years, but we still didn't make it further [into CCS], [even though] we should have,” said Galvin.
However, despite not advancing further into CCS as a team, No. 3 player sophomore Robby Gragnola believes that the team should still be proud of how far they went compared to previous years. 
“Even though we didn’t make it further in CCS, I think we did well as a team, and I hope we will do better next year,” Gragnola said.
Despite not advancing with the team, Parden, with a score of 74, still managed to advance further in CCS as an individual and made it to the finals. Galvin missed making it further in CCS individuals but came very close with the 10th best score, though only the top nine advanced. 
The experience gained in competing against other schools is what Gragnola believes is the most important lesson to take out of the team’s CCS experience. 
“We didn’t advance this year, but the newer members of the team learned a lot about the competition, and it will help us next year,” Gragnola said.