University is a rather unusual girls golf team, and that is what has made the Trojans so difficult to defeat this season.
Normally, only one or two players can be counted on to consistently post scores in the 30s. At Uni, though, everyone in the lineup has the potential to go low.
Perhaps this best illustrates the Trojans depth. All six varsity players have medaled for the Trojans this season.
On Thursday at Strawberry Farms Golf Course, it was Samantha Cabunag’s turn to lead the University, shooting a 3-under-par 33 in a 183-205 Pacific Coast League victory against Beckman.
She shared medalist honors with Nadia Susanto, who posted a 33 for Beckman.
“From top to bottom everyone has gotten a little bit better this year,” University coach Kevin Kasper said. “Some of the girls who were shooting 40 or 41 last year are now in the 30s. The depth has gotten better for us this year even though we had a deep team last year. What is great about this team is top to bottom we are good. That is special.”
All five of the Trojans scoring players posted a score in the 30s. Nodoka Honda and Dana Choi each finished with a 37 while Eugene Rhee and Coco Yang added a 38 for the Trojans (14-1, 8-1), who were three over par as a team. University’s highest score in the match was a 40.
Had it not been for the brush fire earlier this week, the Trojans would have likely been celebrating a league championship on Thursday.
Tuesday’s match with rival Woodbridge was cancelled, and it was scheduled to be played at Strawberry Farms, a golf course on which the Trojans are practically unbeatable.
The Trojans have been there over par there once, and four over par another time. Strawberry Fams was also the place they posted their lowest round of the season, a 1-over-par 181.
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