The girls’ varsity golf season is about to start in fall with Carter Keyser as coach, and varsity golf captains, Kat Foster (‘17) and Melissa Kittredge (‘17), to lead the team to CIF.
Girl’s golf team co-captain, Melissa Kittredge (’17), sets up her putt. Photo by Baron News staff photographer & writer, Trevor Sonoda.
With an excellent start at 5-1, the team and Coach Keyser are very confident in the team’s ability this season to make CIF, which hasn’t been done by the team in four years.
In an interview, Keyser expressed his excitement for the team, and how he is looking forward to the year with this promising group of athletes.
“They really are very close, the camaraderie is very good,” Keyser said.
However, their biggest challenge will be playing away matches at private golf course like the match against Huntington Beach at Sea Cliff, and the match against Newport Harbor at Big Canyon.
Misty Le (‘20) is the newest addition to the team and has really changed the team for the better. Coach has also noticed a big improvement from Jessica Fonseca (‘19). It seems like Coach Keyser and co-team captain, Foster, are really excited and hopeful this season for the team.
“After the couple of matches that we’ve played, we’ve been doing really well, we have some really talented players this year, and I think this is definitely one of the better seasons that we’re going to have,” Foster said.
A Senior and a fan of hockey, Clarissa Htay is a new sports writer for Baron Banner. She will not only be making appearances in Baron Banner as a contributor, but also as the captain of Fountain Valleys’s girls tennis varsity team.
Clarissa loves sports and wants to pursue journalism in the near future. Her favorite hockey team is the Dallas Stars, and her favorite player is Tyler Seguin. In fact, she has already met him and has a signed hockey puck by him.
When Clarissa is not screaming at hockey games, she would most likely be found reading. She enjoys romance and among her favorites are Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Her favorite way to get around town is driving her Honda Accord, Ted. With the help of Ted, Clarissa can get to her favorite restaurant, Orange Sushi, in Orange, California. However, she loves all types of sushi from all different places.
Clarissa has a little brother, Preston, who often bugs her to change the channel and watch something other than Pretty Little Liars. She also loves the color, bright neon green.
Her dream is to travel across Europe on Ted, but for now she is excited to be apart of the 2016 – 2017 Baron Banner team.
Breanna Bui (‘18) and Misty Le (‘20) led the girls varsity golf team to a victory against Edison, on Sept. 12, 2016, at home course Mile Square Park, with a final score of 240-216.
Misty Le (’20), finishes her last putt with an Edison girl. Photo by Trevor Sonoda, Baron News staff writer & photographer.
Bui shot an excellent score of 37, one over par, and Le shot 41, five over par.
“I was psyched that I got a birdie on the first hole which got me thinking that I was going to play well that day, and I did,” Bui said.
The par for nine holes at Mile Square Classic Golf Course is 36 and she was the only one over even par. Bui was surprised to see how their team played because last year, Edison beat the girls. This year however, the girls easily won.
The team’s scores, individually, were also consistently good. Mostly in the low forties, the girls played well and had no issues defeating our rival school. Although they played well, the girls have played better and want to achieve that score again.
Individual improvements were made and the girls are prepared to face Marina, a school that will be difficult to beat, away at Meadowlark golf course on Thursday. The top six girls will also be playing in the Peninsula Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16.