Young golf team swings big


As the golfer grabs her clubs and approaches the ball she looks down the green, takes a step and swings. Hole in one.

This season half of the Women’s Varsity golf team are freshmen.

Freshmen Sarah Rogers, freshmen Virginia Tuan, freshmen Maxine McCarty and freshmen Megan Bryan are the four freshmen competing at the varsity level for golf.

Rogers said that she has not been playing golf for that long.

“Before I joined the golf team I had played a few times but not seriously,” Rogers said.

Senior Marina Kong is the only senior on the team and is captain of the women’s golf team this year.

“I have been playing golf since I was in fifth grade,” Kong said. “This is my second year on the golf team.”

Sixth year coach Mike Karasik said that there are two co-captains for the team.

“Our only senior Marina Kong, a great leader and calm influence, and junior Nicola Karasik, a tenacious competitor and leading scorer,” Mike said.

Mike said that the freshmen are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and energetic.

“Because of our youth, we will be hard pressed to equal last year’s record of 9-3 with a third place finish at NCS,” Mike said, “just wait until those four newcomers are juniors and seniors.”

Kong said that having a young team is not bad and means that the girls can work to improve their skills and hopefully be successful this season.

“I hope we have as great of a record as we did last year if not better,” Kong said.

Rogers said that having a young team will not effect the outcome of the season.

“The majority have prior experience and the freshmen who are somewhat new to golf are really improving and working hard,” Rogers said.