Recap: Girls’ golf grabs three out of four spots for CIF playoffs

Jack Vielbig

It was sheer dominance, again, for the Dragons. Split over the course of 18 holes and two days (Oct. 15 and Oct. 17), the Foothill Technology girls’ golf team competed in the Tri-Valley League finals. Each team from the league entered seven golfers, with the top four overall individual scores moving on to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs.

Nearly pulling off the sweep, the Dragons snagged three of the four spots, as Grace Hay from Bishop Diego took first place, shooting 113. The Dragons followed with Kelly More ‘20 (124) in second, Hannah Hart ‘20 (126) in third and Sammy Fenton ‘20 (128) grabbing the fourth and final spot.

Hart felt that she “played very strongly through 13 holes,” but that she “completely lost it” on the last five.

Even though she still kept her position in the top four, she said that she needs to work on “relaxing and playing as well as I can,” since “I have to shoot one of my best rounds ever to advance past the first stage [of CIF].”

More also felt that she “could have done better,” but she is very proud of herself for “putting a lot of stress behind and focusing on my game.”

“I look forward to CIF this year because it’s my first year and I want to just enjoy my time,” More added.

Seniors Anna Pyron ‘19 and Paris White ‘19 narrowly missed the cut, and both Hart and More stressed how much they’re going to miss playing with them.

“Anna and Paris were a huge part in my golf life and my everyday life,” More said. “I am so happy with how they have grown and how they have improved. They will be very hard to replace,” More said.

Hart reiterated the sentiment, adding that it’s going to be hard to “have to step into their shoes,” but that she’s “excited to see where their futures take them.”

Fenton, Hart and More will look to keep Foothill’s season alive with their shot at the playoffs.


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